Twitter is a hugely popular social media service that allows members to "tweet" succinct nuggets of information to those who follow their postings. Tweets consist of a wide range of subjects, covering everything from worldwide news to personal ramblings. While many tweets are nothing more than "noise," many Twitterers are dedicated to providing followers with useful and interesting information. If you're looking to keep up to date on the local music scene, check out some of the best Minnesota music connoisseurs on Twitter.
If you live in the Twin Cities, you've undoubtedly seen Vita.mn's weekly printed arts and entertainment guide. Dedicated to covering all things local, from restaurant reviews to movie showtimes to concert guides, Vita.mn keeps Twin Citians updated on current goings-on. Keeping it current, Vita.mn can also be consumed online via Twitter @vita_mn. Multiple daily tweets keep followers updated on a range of local events, including music-related content. As a Vita.mn follower, you can expect to be informed about local concerts, read artist bios, find out who the most popular local bands currently are, along with a host of interesting music-related tidbits.
If you're an avid follower of the local music scene, then you must follow City Pages music editor Reed Fischer. Reed's multiple daily posts keep followers updated on local concerts, music trends, popular local artists and the latest in music news from around the globe. Whether you're looking for a new local band to check out or want to read the latest on popular, world-renowned artists, Reed Fischer's tweets are dedicated to providing Minnesota music fans with a wide range of musical musings.
Secrets of the City
This aptly titled Twitterer regularly tweets about local shows and is inclusive of obscure venues and artists. Music that you wouldn't normally hear about is celebrated and showcased, bringing the "secrets of the city" to avid followers. If you're looking for some new music or would like to plug an upcoming show, Secrets of the City is an excellent place to start. You can also find tweets about local bars/restaurants as well as upcoming comedic performances. Want to know how that new restaurant is that just opened up? Tweet Secrets of the City and chances are they can tell you all about it.
Playing everything from "local to legendary," 89.3 The Current is a popular Minnesota Public Radio station that plays an eclectic mix of tunes, sans advertising. Similar to its on-air musical selections, its tweets are just as delightfully eclectic. Tweets from The Current run the gamut from popular local music news and events to tidbits on obscure musical artists. Variety is the spice of life, and so it is on Twitter. If you possess an interest in a variety of musical genres, The Current is a great resource for learning about new music, from the popular to the underground.
The Cedar is a local non-profit music venue that showcases a variety of genres ranging from folk, jazz, indie rock and world artists. When The Cedar isn't hosting a concert, films, dances and a variety of community events are held, making it an excellent destination to soak up local Twin Cities culture. This eclectic music venue tweets all about local events that are held on-site, as well as features ticket giveaways. Show your support for this great venue and the local artists that perform there by following The Cedar on Twitter.
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A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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