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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Hear a live set from a young singer-songwriter who's thrived in the Twin Cities music scene.
It ought to come as no surprise that the public radio icon still loves Minnesota.
Kerry Alexander's personal songwriting highlights this live set from the young Twin Cities trio.
Hear a set from the recently reunited '80s punk and hard-rock band.
Let the Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare bassist show you the Twin Cities' musical hot spots.
Tracklist
1. Old 97’s “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”
2. Jenny Lewis “Just One Of The Guys”
3. Hiss Golden Messenger “Southern Grammar”
4. Shakey Graves “Dearly Departed”
5. Chuck Prophet “Tell Me Anything (Turn To Gold)”
6. Sharon Van Etten “Taking Chances”
7. Alt-J “Left Hand Free”
8. Spoon “Inside Out”
9. Sylvan Esso “Hey Mami”
10. Field Report “Home (Leave The Lights On)”
11. The Decemberists “The Wrong Year”
12. The Punch Brothers “I Blew It Off”
13. First Aid Kit “My Silver Lining”
14. The New Basement Tapes “Down On The Bottom”
15. Israel Nash “Rain Plans”
16. King Tuff “Black Moon Spell”

The singer and rapper says moving to Minneapolis in 2011 helped expand her musical vision.
Channy Leaneagh and Ryan Olson preview a song from their forthcoming album.
Hear fresh new rock 'n' roll from a band whose members are right out of high school.
Despite other gigs, Chris and Oliver Wood say playing together is always their first choice.
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