Nershfest, taking place on August 17 2019 at Inbound BrewCo, is a music festival started by three friends in their own back yard. Inspired by the groovy attitude of Bill Nershi—lead guitarist for the band String Cheese Incident—the friends created a Spotify playlist festival featuring “sets” from streaming artists on their back yard stage. Thus, … [ Read more]

The Replacements vs. Hüsker Dü: Four decades on, which local band looms larger?

Two of the most influential rock bands in Minnesota history just happened to hit the scene at the same time. Hüsker Dü exploded out of the Macalester College campus, while the Replacements crawled up from South Minneapolis. Formed in 1979, both groups became legends with international cult followings. Lots of people were fans of both, … [ Read more]