Six cool things about music, from two perspectives:
Angela Gersma of Litchfield:
1 Aby Wolf + Loosefoot, Dakota. The talented Twin Cities vocalist put on an intimate show for those brave enough to fight the snow on Tuesday. It was Loosefoot, a trio consisting of James Johnson.
2″Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party,” NBC. With Miley Cyrus, co-hosts Dolly Parton and David Byrne performing a duet on a David Bowie cover, the NYE party was a fun way to ring in the new year while staying at home.
3 200 Greatest Singers of All Time, Rolling Stone. The magazine was quick to point out that it was 200 great singers, not voices, but many people on social media still disagreed – especially Celine Dion fans.
John Bream, Star Tribune critic:
1 Dionne Warwick “Don’t Make Me Over” This CNN documentary features rare vintage performance footage (including her cousin Whitney Houston), plenty of great backstory, and musical and cultural testimonials from Smokey Robinson, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Burt Bacharach, Clive Davis, and more. It’s full. the importance of Warwick, the AIDS activist and his mother, who persuaded Snoop to tone down the lyrics; I wanted to know more about the “Psychic Friends Network,” “Solid Gold,” and Twitter, and this movie provides a compelling case for why Warwick should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I’m here.
2 New Standard, Dakota. At the annual Preeners show (before New Year’s Eve), the Twin Cities trio were joined by several guests: trumpeter Stephen Kung, singer Lucy Michelle (the ironic “Mother’s Little Helper”) and Janey Winterbauer (Knockout’s “Two Sleepy People”). ”). ) which helped elevate this to his best Preeners performance to date.
3 Andrew Welsh See-off, CroonersA parade of mostly local musicians honored the Twin Cities singer-pianist, who was the Crooners’ music director for seven years. Principal accompanists include bassist Billy Peterson, drummer Jay Epstein, pianist par excellence John Weber, Ginger Commodore’s fiery recitation of “Fever,” and Welsh and his successor, Jennifer.・Final “That’s All” and “Cheek to Cheek.”