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The Setlist: Where to hear live music April 12-13, 2024

"The Setlist" and "Grand Rapids, Nisswa, New York Mills, Cass Lake, Park Rapids" written over a crumpled paper background.
Maria Hileman
Live music happening April 12-13, in Minnesota.

KAXE's weekly live music spotlight features Chris Holm, Dean MaGraw & Eric Peltoniemi, Corey Medina & Brothers, Project : Constellation and Forge North.

This weekend's Setlist features country blues, folk, electric blues, pop-punk and Americana. Highlighted shows are in Grand Rapids, Nisswa, New York Mills, Cass Lake and Park Rapids.

Chris Holm is a steel guitar playing country blues musician from the Twin Cities. He will be at Rapids Brewing Co. Friday night at 7 p.m. Holm, who grew up in Northern Minnesota in Clearbrook, also plays with The Fattenin' Frogs and Holm & Tanz.

Chris Holm on stage holding a steel guitar. He is wearing a baseball cap and a blue button up.
Carrie Haugen
Country blues musician Chris Holm will be at Rapids Brewing Co. on Friday, April 12, 2024.

The Grassroots Concert Series continues Friday evening with a couple of Red House Records folk musicians. Dean MaGraw is a guitarist who has worked with artists like Greg Brown and Boiled in Lead. Eric Peltoniemi is a folk singer-songwriter and former president of the acclaimed Minnesota folk label. The two will be sharing new music at the Live Well Nightclub & Coffee Bar in Nisswa, 7:30 p.m.

Also at 7:30 p.m., blues-rock trio Corey Medina & Brothers will be at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. The "brothers" are Gary Broste on bass and Eric Sundeen on drums, and the event is rescheduled from a March cancelled show. Tickets from the original show will be honored.

Corey Medina and Brothers' Soak is the album of the week for KAXE/KBXE, Northern Community Radio

Late Friday night, a duo from Grand Forks, ND is making the trip over to Logjammerz in Cass Lake. Project : Constellation are a folk rock and pop-punk group who have released two EPs of original music and opened up for Charlie Parr. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

A Saturday show to highlight is Forge North at the Armory Arts & Events Center in Park Rapids, 7:30 p.m. Led by vocalist and songwriter Charley Wagner, the Longville-based group plays a soulful brand of Americana.

Friday, April 12

  • Chris Holm - 7 p.m., Rapids Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, free
  • Dean MaGraw & Eric Peltoniemi - 7:30 p.m., Live Well Nightclub & Coffee Bar, Nisswa, $15 (adults), $5 (under 12)
    Black and white photo of Dean MaGraw playing guitar. He is wearing a black hoodie and looking across the camera.
    Jeff Wheeler
    Guitarist Dean MaGraw is playing in Nisswa this Friday, April 12, with Eric Peltoniemi.
  • Corey Medina & Brothers - 7:30 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills, $12
  • Project : Constellation - 8:30 p.m., Logjammerz, Cass Lake, free
A man and woman stand in front of a graffiti covered brick wall. He is holding a mandolin and she is holding a violin. They are the band Project : Constellation.
Project : Constellation
Project : Constellation are Grand Forks duo playing in Cass Lake this Friday, April 12.

Saturday, April 13

  • Forge North - 7 p.m., Armory Arts & Events Center, Park Rapids, free

The weekly live music spotlight is made possible by the citizens of Minnesota through the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Malachy started his radio career at a college radio station, where he played weird music in the middle of the night to possibly no one. On a good night maybe his parents were listening. Nonetheless, he was hooked on public radio and is still doing it today. He joined Northern Community Radio in 2022, where he gets to share his passion for local music as Producer of Centerstage Minnesota, an all Minnesota music show airing Fridays at 2pm.