Amplifying Solidarity: Annie Mack

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

Visionary blues and roots artist Annie Mack branches out on her new EP, Testify, mixing folk, rock, and country gospel into her unique soulful sound. Digging deep, “Minnesota’s heir to the Mavis Staples throne” (Star Tribune), embarks on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment taking the reins as songwriter and producer. The soulful singer, powerhouse […]

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Suzy Plays Guitar

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis-based musicians Kelsey Wyrd and Tricia Schweitzer formed Suzy Plays Guitar in 2018. Lead guitarist, Kelsey Wyrd, has a tenacious musical background in piano and electric guitar. Tricia Schweitzer is a signer, songwriter, and painter who elevates Suzy Plays Guitar with her acoustic guitar and sultry voice. Wyrd and Schweitzer co-write every Suzy song. They […]

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Daniel James Felton

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

Winner of the 2021 Gospel Music Choice Awards in the Instrumental Artist of the Year category, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel James Felton most recently released his EP, Breath of God. Earning his Master’s in Music Education at the University of Minnesota School of Music, Felton has taught music in Minneapolis, Osseo, and Spring Lake Park. […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: Funktion Junction

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

Funktion Junction is a dance band that specializes in recreating the sounds of the 70’s—everything from the Motown sound of the Temptations and Marvin Gaye to the 70’s disco of Donna Summer. University of Minnesota graduate, Gary Hodges, and Michael Mothershed combined their musical visions to grow Funktion Junction into one of the most premier […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: Tango Society of Minnesota

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

The Tango Society of Minnesota is a member-supported, non-profit social club organized in 1999 to foster the genesis of Argentine Tango in the Twin Cities. TSoM established a monthly milonga which it still hosts today. It also encourages the invitation of bona fide, tango-teaching talent from around the world. It exists now as an umbrella […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: DeTrell Melodies

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

St. Paul-based singer/songwriter, DeTrell Melodies, writes and performs a mix of Soul, R&B, and Reggae music. Shortly after its release, his song Looking was played on The Current. Melodies also performed for KARE-11 Sunrise in 2021 as a part of the MN Bands Together summer concert series. Melodies is also part of the Twin Cities […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: Nur-D

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

Voted “Best New MN Artist” and “Best Live Concert” (City Pages), Nur-D brings an explosion of energy every time he hits the stage. Headlining First Avenue’s “Best New Bands” show in 2020, he has performed on stages alongside national acts like Migos, Logic, Tyler, the Creator, and The Wu-Tang Clan. One of the fastest rising […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

The Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue (“Precious Mother Earth”) is a Kalpulli (“learning community”) of Indigenous people who perform traditional Aztec and Indigenous dances from Mexico. KetzalCoatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds, and other instruments. KetzalCoatlicue’s cultural learning center is located in South Minneapolis. The dancers are […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: Socaholix

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

The Socaholix is a high-energy Caribbean dance band that has been gracing Twin Cities stages since 2010. Members hail from the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States. The band performs a genre known as “soca,” a hybrid of soul and calypso that is commonly found in the Eastern Caribbean. With this upbeat soca music, Socaholix […]

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Amplifying Solidarity: PaviElle

Northrop Plaza 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN

PaviElle is an Emmy Award-winning, interdisciplinary artist hailing from Rondo—a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Growing up in a family steeped in music, she says that she wants to make music that honors and represents the Black Arts aesthetic. She is known for her powerhouse vocals and for performing with an equally powerful […]

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