New Music

Tuesday - Thursday 2pm-4pm & 10pm-mid

New Music specializes in new releases, bringing listeners "the best of the new" as chosen by Northern Community Radio's music director. Rock, folk/Americana, blues, soul, world beat and jazz are all represented in the mix.

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Minnesota artist Courtney Yasmineh started writing songs in her teens. Now, a few decades later, she's traveling the world as a singer, songwriter, and now, novelist. It's a long way from finding her way through a difficult childhood to a successful career as an artist, but Courtney's making it happen.

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You can work with RuPaul, take flight with Humbird, and sing along with Lipps, Inc. in the most recent Centerstage Minnesota. Listen each week at 2 and 10 for two hours of Minnesota-made music in all genres. Follow along on social media and join the conversation at #kaxemusic. Hear the Dec. 1st show by clicking this link (PRX).

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Tune in each week at 2:00 and 10:00pm for Centerstage Minnesota, featuring Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

Mark Olson co-founded the Jayhawks, considered by many to be one of the most influential bands of the 1980s and beyond.

Take some time to listen to the most recent episode of Centerstage Minnesota featuring Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

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Listen to the most recent edition of Centerstage Minesota for a wide selection of music from the whole state of Minnesota. The talent includes everything from The Bad Plus to Bad Bad Hats--great music for a wide variety of interests. Tune in Fridays at 2 and 10 for more Minnesota music. Hear this recent show by clicking the link for PRX.

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If you ever have a chance to listen to the whole Dimension Mix album, you won't be disappointed. It's a tribute to the music of children's musician Bruce Haack and his collaborator, dance instructor Esther Nelson with all proceeds going to the charity Cure Autism Now.

Jay Smiley

The Suburbs have a new album out, and it rocks like the Suburbs of old. Check out Hey Muse! and more on this week's edition of Centerstage Minnesota. Other artists include The Bad Companions, Sony Holland, and Koo Koo Kangaroo. Folk, rock, blues, and jazz. It's all part of sharing the talent of amazing Minnesota musicians.

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Northern Community Radio- KAXE/KBXE and the Reif Performing Art Center in Grand Rapids are again collaborating for the 2nd Season of CenterStage Minnesota Concert Series.  These concerts will take place the third Thursday of every month thru May 2018.

The opening act on September 21st is critically acclaimed Fathom Lane.  Complete schedule is as follows:

9/21/17 – Fathom Lane

10/19/17 -  Gaelyn Lea

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Every week I try to find the best representations of Minnesota music, like Walt Mink, who's album was listed as one of the top debuts in the country in the early 90s, and The Roe Family Singers, who sing old time music better than most. Click my link on PRX to hear the whole show. See if you can find the place where I sneak in New Orlean's son Trombone Shorty.

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