Minnesota Music

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Country Bands
Rock Bands
70's and 80's Bands
Heavy Metal Bands
Blues/Jazz Bands
Oldies Bands
Radio Stations
Friends From Out Of State
Favorite Links

Welcome to the Minnesota Music web site!

The Minnesota Music web site offers show reviews, CD reviews and interviews with Minnesota's local bands and entertainers, as well as offering information about recording studios, production companies, music promotions and booking companies.  We also occasionally add CD reviews and interviews with some of our friends from out of state.



Cheryl Lyn Thompson (2/22/1975-10/21/2002)
Picture courtesy of Brian Johnson.  Photo taken on October 20th, 2002, the night before she was killed.

Cheri was a common sight in the local music scene and a friend of ours.  She was abducted and murdered on October 21, 2002.  Click here to see an article about it.

Aidan was Cheri's pride and joy.  A fundraiser for Aidan Thompson, Cheri's three-year-old son, is set to take place at Bogart's Place in Apple Valley on November 24th from 5:00p.m. to midnight.  Bands slated to appear:  Austin Healy, Gemini, Faith Nation, Weird Science, The Choppers and the Killer Hayseeds.  All proceeds will go to the Aidan Thompson education fund.  Those of you who may be interested in donating money and may be unable to make it to the benefit can donate  at any TCF Bank location to the Aidan Thompson Benefit Fund.

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We truly do live in God's country...  One of many amazing scenes on a hiking trip in northern Minnesota near Vermillion Falls.

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Reviews and Interviews posted now:
I broke this down into the pages they're located on:

What's New?
Free Range Pickin' - CD review

A new band, Charade, has been added to the links page.

A new poll has been added.

Information about a fundraiser for Aidan Thompson, Cheri Thompson's three-year-old son, and an article about what happened to Cheri.  (Scroll up to find out more.)

Country Bands
The Killer Hayseeds - Review, Interview, CD Reviews
Gino Ruberto and Durango - Review, Interview, CD Review
High Noon - Review, Interview, CD Reviews
Chace Roberts Band - Review, Interview, CD Reviews

Shane Allan Band - Review, Interviews
Free Range Pickin' - Interview, CD Reviews  ***NEW***
Low Midnight - Review
Late Arrival - Review
White Iron Band - Interview
Dago - CD Review
Kristi Morris - CD Review

Rock Bands
Dazy Head Mazy - Review, Interview, CD Review
Nathan Anderson - Review, Interview
Menace - Review, Interview
Whisker Fish - Review, Interview
Strange Daze - Review, Interviews
Gel - Review, Interviews
Tippin Over - Review, Interviews
Faith Nation - Review, CD Review
Uncle Chunk - Review, CD Review
Stall 68 - Interviews, CD Review
Shaky Jake - Interview, CD Review
H Block 10 - Interview, CD Review
13 Hertz - Interview, CD Review
Wyzr Tyme - Interview, CD Review
The Channels - Interview, CD Review
Slide - Review
Shigga Digga - Review
Maximum Security - Review
Annie Daze - Interview
Astral Grey - Interview
Second Hand Halo - Interview

Urban Decay - Interview
Man From Fiery Hill - CD Reviews
Blackstone Cherri - CD Review
Frogmouth - CD Review
Shoot Lucy - CD Review
Grayson - CD Review

70's and 80's Bands
Austin Healy - Review, Interview
The Front Row Band - Review, Interview
American Outlaws - Interview, CD Review
Idle South - Review
Johnny Clueless - Review
The Tight Squeeze - Review
Liquid Lunch - Review
Jonah and the Whales - Review
Hairball - Interview

Heavy Metal Bands
Cain's Alibi - Review, Interview, CD Review
Screaming Monkey Boner - Interview, CD Review
Dwelling - Interview, CD Review
Manic Euphoria - Interview
Ten Dark Years - Interview
Bones Gang - Interview
Stigma - Interview

Blues/Jazz Bands
Big Walter Smith and The Groove Merchants - Review, Interview, CD Reviews
The Dean Weisser Band - Interview, CD Review
Levitt8 - Interview, CD Review
Chill 7 - Interview
Joe Meyer Band - CD Review

Oldies Bands
The Dweebs - Review

Recording Studios/Production Companies
Echo Bay Productions - Information
Madjef Music - Information
Rockmen Productions - Information
Colonel Productions - Information
Two Fish Studios - Information
Natural Sound Recording Studio - Information
Gemini Recording - Information
Custom Recording - Information

Music Promotions/Bookings
Atlantic Pacific Entertainment - Information
Indie Artist Central - Information
Prizm 21 - Information

Radio Stations
The Shift 98.7
Midwest Beatdown 98.7
Rockin' 101
Wild Country 98-9
Drive 105
Cities 97
Bob 106

Friends From Out Of State
Joe Houck (Dyersburg, TN) - Information, CD Reviews
Cringe (Columbus, OH) - Information, CD Review
Darren Rhodes (Lineville, AL) - Information, CD Review
Tamra Holden (Branson, MO) - Interview
Joe Tinoco (Branson, MO) - Interview
Amanda (Branson, MO)  - Interview
Jean Pierre Jolicard (France) - CD Review
Dawan Muhammad (San Francisco, CA) - CD Reviews
Echo Park (Cincinnati, OH) - CD Review
Daemos (San Diego, CA) - CD Review
Katt (Jamaica) - CD Review
Glowing Orange (Huntington, WV) - Information
Pamela Martin (Mt. Pleasant, TN) - Information


Links To Other Local Music Information Sites

RiplFX Magazine
This is a local entertainment magazine that focuses on central Minnesota (St. Cloud area) and the high plains (Fargo/Moorhead area) issues.  The web site offers a long list of bands, night clubs, and other things of interest to local entertainment fans.


TwinCitiesBands.com  - Your link to the Twin Cities music scene.
This web site offers a huge listing of bands, clubs, events, venues, and more.


City Pages Minnesota Music Directory
This web site offers a HUGE listing of bands and solo artists as well as listings for all sorts of other businesses in the music industry.


Music Scene Network
This web site offers information on everything from bands to clubs to radio stations and more.

Send mail to minnesotamusic@usa.com with questions or comments about this web site.

Last updated on:  10/07/2002