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This Week’s Monday Music Playlists Run the Gamut From Despondent to Slutty

5 new local tracks, 5 new national tracks, all Racket-approved.

A New 12RODS Track and Plenty More on This Week’s Monday Morning Playlists

Five new local songs. Five new national songs. Let's do this.

April 24, 2023

Introducing the Monday Morning Playlists

Ten new songs to start your week off right

April 10, 2023

Uptown Theater Returns This Year—And So Does Prof?

Plus students demand answers about Azad's death, dairy farmers are crybabies, and parks do markets in today's Flyover.

TikTok Isn’t Fun Anymore

The app’s demand for constant content, and its diminishing rewards, has local musicians wondering whether it’s still worth the effort.

Skrillex Is Local Music Now

Plus Loki's Folly bring the real kid-rock, archival record store day releases, and new music from We Are the Willows, Muja Messiah, and theyself in this week's local music news roundup.

February 24, 2023

What Happened to American Head Charge?

Justin Fowler, keyboardist for the onetime nu metal stars American Head Charge, avoids talking about his past. His contemporaries say he’s an essential figure in Minneapolis metal history.

February 8, 2023

RIP Minneapolis Rapper Mike Dreams

Plus an in-depth look at homelessness, a condo worker fired for unionizing, and turtle harvesting in today's Flyover.