The Traveling Suitcase Open Their Armoire For Winona

The Traveling Suitcase Open Their Armoire For Winona

The Traveling Suitcase bleeds rock ‘n’ roll in its truest and most honest form.  Booked for their first time at Mid West Music Fest, you have the chance to witness the Oshkosh based sonic beast at Ed’s (no name) Bar on Friday.  No-frills rock that puts up a wall of sound, the current three-piece draws […]

Wintergrass 2015: Line-up & Schedule

Wintergrass 2015: Line-up & Schedule

Wednesday, January 21 The Boys n The Barrels w/ Gravy Train 9pm | no cover Thursday, January 22 Head for the Hills w/ Jaybone Bell & Restless Light 7pm | $8 Friday, January 23 The Ditchrunners w/ Black River Revue 9pm | $5 Saturday, January 24 White Iron Band w/ TBA 9pm | $8 The […]

Endless Summer: A Winona Tribute to the Beach Boys

Endless Summer: A Winona Tribute to the Beach Boys

Sledding becomes surfing, snow drifts become the ocean, and four Winona bands become the Beach Boys on Friday, January 16th at Ed’s (no name) Bar.  “Endless Summer – A Winona Tribute to the Beach Boys.” is a one-night-only Winter gone Summer beach party that will showcase four locally grown rock ‘n’ roll acts and one […]

Aramoff Be Praised: New Art, Loud Music, and Petrified Snapping Turtles

Aramoff Be Praised: New Art, Loud Music, and Petrified Snapping Turtles

Aramoff revealed to them that this was no ordinary petrified turtle but his PROPHET. This prophet revealed to Nate where the cave of wonders was located above Stone Circle and Nate hiked up there and killed a cyclops. Upon killing the cyclops, he pulled the BOOK OF THE WAY out of his stomach which revealed all of Aramoff’s decrees. […]

Beer Club 2015— Starting off with a Bang

Beer Club 2015— Starting off with a Bang

Beer Club devotees at Ed’s (No Name) Bar‘s monthly tasting were treated to a visit from Bang Brewing on Tuesday. Jay and Sandy Boss Febbo, who operate their small brewery in a highly customized 1300 square foot insulated grain bin in St. Paul, sell all of their beer in the state’s capital. In their taproom, […]

With a Revel Yell: The Last Revel Cometh

With a Revel Yell: The Last Revel Cometh

The Last Revel is, in simple terms, three dudes that play raw Americana/bluegrass and make no apologies for it. They’re set to return to Winona after their November show at Broken World Records for another round this Friday at Ed’s (no name) Bar. They will be joined by local folk dabbling champions Jaybone Bell & […]

Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets: “Then we all kind of realized that this was a real band”

Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets:  “Then we all kind of realized that this was a real band”

Kevin Bowe’s list of credentials, partnerships, and accomplishments rivals the cartoonish scroll where Santa keeps score on the wee ones.  Writing, playing guitar, and producing for Paul Westerberg, The Replacements, Etta James, Jonny Lang, Communist Daughter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Joe Cocker have netted him rights to having much more than a hand or a fist […]

We Are The Willows: New Album, New Label, and Bears with Snakes for Arms

The orchestral indie-rock sextet, We Are The Willows, have been steadily winning the hearts of the Upper Midwest and beyond for the last five years. Their second full-length, Picture (Portrait), has received some well deserved buzz for not only establishing and conveying a poignant and personal story without coming off as trite, but displaying top notch musicianship […]

General B & The Wiz: New Drummer, New Music, & Horror Stories From The Road

General B & The Wiz: New Drummer, New Music, & Horror Stories From The Road

Adventurous Twin Cities-based blues rock quintet General B and The Wiz return to Winona this week for a “Halloween Spook ‘n Roll” costume dance party at Ed’s (no name) Bar with soul band Ali and The Scoundrels. I checked in with guitarist Seth Duin ahead of Friday’s ghoulish event to get up to speed on what […]

“Live at Ed’s” Album Review: Mike Munson Done Right

“Live at Ed’s” Album Review: Mike Munson Done Right

  Winona blues musician Mike Munson’s new live album successfully incorporates many of the desirable qualities of live recordings and very few of the downsides. Solid audio quality, impassioned performances, new arrangements, extended versions, delightful improvisation, a cohesive choice of songs that includes previously unreleased tracks, and a masterfully tasteful dose of ambiance from the audience, not to […]

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