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    When the local label Shifting Paradigm was founded, it felt more like a consortium or movement  rather than a business enterprise. Founder and guitarist Zacc Harris was a pup by local establishment standards at the time. Most of his cohorts were too. Not to be dismissive, these were seriously innovative and bold young...
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    There’s no hip way to say this: High Note Records, the brainchild of the late impresario, Joe Fields is the tomato bisque and grilled cheese of record labels. You know? Comfort food. There’s absolutely no shame in that whatsoever. Sometimes you want Escargot, and sometimes a P. B. and J with the crusts...
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  If we lived in a perfectly just artistic world, the cult band of cult bands, The National Rhythm and Blues Quartet, (NRBQ) would have been one of the earliest additions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And bands like The Go-Go’s would have had to wait for the umpteenth 80’s nostalgia wave...
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  If you missed KO’s interview with Twin Cities singer Leslie Vincent, here it is in it’s entirety. She’s at Crooners this Saturday June 5th, if there are still tickets.  
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  Full disclosure: As I age, and even beforehand, I’m not always the fastest on the take. When the first volume of  the “Jazz Is Dead” series was released last year, I struggled with the billing and nomenclature. In my defense, it arrived at the peak of stay at home, and precious little was offered...
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