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Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 11:18 AM

It doesn’t matter that George Thorogood and the Destroyers have never cracked the Top 10. Their rock-blues-boogie is instantly recognizable, whether the first sound you hear is the purposely distorted buzz of Thorogood’s big Gibson guitar or the nasty, raspy growl of his voice.

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM

This Friday and Saturday St. James is lucky enough to have a major country music attraction in town.  Marty Haggard, son of Merle Haggard,  will be at the Hayloft and he and his band will be performing his father's songs.On...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM

Madelia--After the parade ended July 8, the night was only beginning.  The parade route ended at Watona Park as the sun was setting and the fun only continued in the park.  There were vending trucks at the park and people hustling and...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 11:14 AM

If someday, many years in the future, I look back and try to pinpoint the exact moment when I first began my inevitable crawl toward creaky obsolescence, my mind will probably land on that time I spent $15 on a used vinyl copy of the 1977 LP “The...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Madelia--There are so many reasons to love a parade. There is the festiveness of the environment, the people, the music, the fire trucks, the floats, or the fact that it is the only place where it is socially acceptable to eat candy found on...

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 7:52 AM

St. James heralded another Independence Day in spectacular fashion July 4, with a coruscating fireworks display, a performance by the band Tank, and a barbecue/ice cream social put on by the St. James Opera House Restoration Project,...

Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Before Simon Le Bon became lead singer for the synthpop band Duran Duran in 1980, he had been in a punk band and an electronica band. But Duran Duran was looking for a new frontman, and a friend urged Le Bon, who was training in drama at University...

Updated Jun 3, 2016 at 8:57 PM

New music: Leland Sundries, ‘music for outcasts’

Updated May 13, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Someone I love and respect recently commented that Bob Dylan’s voice has never sounded better than it does on his new single, “All the Way,” the second release from his upcoming album, “Fallen Angels.”

Updated May 10, 2016 at 5:27 PM

The worst you can say about Leland Sundries’ two EP releases — 2010’s “The Apothecary” and 2012’s “The Foundry” — is that they were frustratingly short (as EPs are wont to be). Thick stews of steampunk Americana that made the most of frontman Nick...

Updated May 10, 2016 at 5:12 PM

If you really weren’t paying attention, you might think that Radiohead has gone kind of upbeat on its recent single “Burn the Witch,” the band’s first new song of its new album, which was released on May 8. Indeed, the fact that the song’s music...

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