Aaron Bolton

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The Cactus Blossoms, Straya, Astrobeard, City of Sound: This week’s Minnesota record releases

The Cactus Blossoms: You’re Dreaming The Cactus Blossoms’ first studio LP, You’re Dreaming, will be out Friday, and the harmonizing duo will be at The Current’s 11th Birthday Party this coming Saturday, Jan. 23. The brothers are still thriving with swinging vintage-style country tracks that are foot-tapping beauties. Check out “Traveler’s Paradise,” above. The Blossoms will…

How a Google Doc might make the Minnesota music scene more representative

In mid-summer, an open Google Doc started floating around the Twin Cities music scene. It’s a spreadsheet meant as a booking resource where musicians who identify as women, queer, and/or people of color can add their contact info, links to music and “identifying factors” into the appropriate cells. In the “identifying factors” column, dozens of local artists have described how they identify.…