Maycomb: A Suite for Wind Ensemble and Folk Band April 18 at Ted Mann Concert Hall

The Paper Days, a Minneapolis folk-rock band, have composed a work based on “To Kill a Mockingbird” to be performed with The Northstar Campus Band called – Maycomb. The performance is free. Student musicians from around the state will be attending. It is open to the public!

It is an opportunity for high schools around the state to take on a challenge of a new work that mashes up old and new – both in music and story. The music keeps a foot in classical and and in contemporary camps. The story of To Kill a Mockingbird opens the door to discussion of social issues relevant today and in 1960 when the book was first published.

Maycomb: A Suite for Wind Ensemble and Folk Band 
The Paper Days are premiering an original composition performed in collaboration with The Northstar Campus Band called “Maycomb”

  • On April 18th
  • Ted Mann Concert Hall
  • Time/Duration: 7:30-8:30 Approximately 1 hr, meet and greet to follow in lobby
  • FREE, All Ages, Family Friendly.


Record Store Day in St Paul & Minneapolis: Our plan to see everything!

record playerWe love Record Store Day. We try to get to as many record shops as we can, catch a few bands and this year I think we’re even going to enjoy some good weather during the journey. As an added bonus for us – we have an actual record player in the house for the first time in years. I’m afraid of how much we might spend.

I’m particularly interested in Dead Media and Hymie’s. If you haven’t gone before – Hymie’s really does take Record Store Day to the next level with genuine street fair. Below is my list of places to go – with timed events if I could find them. Last year we made it to 10 stores. We’ll see if we can’t beat that record on Saturday!

In Minneapolis:

Hymie’s (3820 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55406)

39th Avenue Stage

  • 11:00 AM Charlie Parr
  • 12:30 PM Tree Party
  • 1:30 PM Mike Munson
  • 3:00 PM Bruise Violet
  • 4:30 PM Black Market Brass
  • 6:00 PM What Tyrants

Hymie’s Records Stage

  • 12:30 PM Crankshaft
  • 2:00 PM Chastity Brown
  • 3:30 PM Ben Weaver
  • 5:30 PM Corpse Reviver
  • 7:00 PM Narco States
  • 8:30 PM Shadow in the Cracks

Dead Media (3330 E 25th St Minneapolis, MN)


Album cover from a used record store in Winnipeg we visited last week

Album cover from a used record store in Winnipeg we visited last week

  • 12:00 PM Rupert Angeleyes
  • 1:30 PM Naive Sense
  • 3:00 PM Pale Spectre
  • 4:30 PM Animal Lover
  • 6:00 PM Kitten Forever


  • 10 AM No Problem Records
  • 12:30 PM Fuck Mtn. Ltd. Release
  • 2:00 PM Forged Artifacts
  • 3:30 PM Dead Media
  • 5:00 PM Night-People Records
  • 6:30 PM MJ MJ Records

Electric Fetus (2000 4th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • 10:30 AM – DJ Jake Rudh of Transmission
  • Noon – The Honeydogs
  • 1:30 PM – Prairie Fire Lady Choir
  • 3:00 PM – I Self Devine/Muja Messiah
  • 4:30 PM – Magic Castles

Fifth Element (2411 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55405)

  • 1 PM: Desdamona
  • 2 PM: Tall Paul
  • 3 PM: Baby Shel & DJ Quincy James
  • 4 PM deM atlaS (DWNR)

St Paul:

Agharta Records (2512 University AVE St Paul, MN 55114-9385)

  • 11 am Depot Creek – then DJs

Barely Brothers (783 Raymond Ave St Paul MN)

  • Noon: Le Percheron
  • 1:00 pm: Big George Jackson
  • 2:00 pm: Tabah
  • 3:00 pm: King of Tramps
  • 4:00 pm: Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders
  • 5:00 pm: Ringout!

Eclipse (419 Wabasha St. N. St. Paul, MN 55102)

  • 10am-11am Danny Sigelman
  • 11am-12pm Christian Fritz (MPLS LTD)
  • 12pm-1pm Brian Engel (Hot Pants)
  • 1pm-2pm Jason Nagel (GO 96.3)
  • 2pm-3pm Matty Werner (Dig Dug)
  • 3pm-4pm Billy Shears
  • 4pm-5pm Joe Baumgart (St. Dominics Trio)
  • 5pm-7pm Dr. Midnight

Places we want to visit – but that aren’t promoting timed activities yet: