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Thursday, July 04, 2024

Janii Sudan is an emerging talent in the hip-hop scene from Mankato who writes about real life and hopes music can bring build a better life for him and his family. In This Episode: In our conversation with Janii Sudan, we dive deep into a variety of topics, including: Upcoming Music: Get the inside scoop on Janii's latest projects and what fans can expect from his new releases. The Process: Learn about Janii's creative process, from writing lyrics to producing tracks, and how he brings his artistic vision to life. Don't Miss Janii Sudan Live: Janii Sudan will be performing live at our upcoming hip-hop concert in Mankato. Tune in to this episode of the TF Cast for an engaging discussion with Janii Sudan, and get ready to experience his music live at our next show featuring Nur-D and the BDE Boys at the Mankato Brewery!

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Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Scott Yonke is the talented bassist and songwriter for JoJo Green, a jazz fusion project from Minneapolis. Known for his versatile playing style, Scott blends jazz with elements of rock, funk, and soul, creating an energetic and dynamic sound. JoJo Green is a band that mixes traditional jazz with contemporary influences, resulting in an eclectic and show. Scott's bass lines and melodic songwriting are key components of the band's sound. Scott has been part of the Minnesota music scene for years, drawing inspiration from a wide range of genres and artists. His ability to combine different musical styles has made him a standout musician. Whether in intimate venues or on big stages, Scott and JoJo Green deliver engaging and memorable performances. Their music features tight arrangements and spontaneous improvisation, making each show a unique experience. Join us to learn more about Scott Yonke’s musical journey, his role in JoJo Green, and his approach to songwriting and performance.

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Visit the team at FOCP and learn how they help make sure that hungry kids are provided easy to prepare meals at home and at school. We packed a few meal kits with Sheri and Lori, Holly, and the rest of the team; who also let us sample a special bourbon mix they developed. In this episode we talked about FOCP's new expansion, fundraising events, and got to see behind the scenes on their operation. We will again be working with FOCP to provide production for their upcoming Beer, Brats and Bourbon event which will feature bands Tres Osos from Duluth and the Whiskies from the Twin Cities. FOCP is an amazing non-profit organization that does a lot for the community and we're incredibly proud to be a production partner for the event. Come enjoy an event that helps make sure children growing up in Southern MN have access to the food they need. The event provides a great opportunity to try sample some bourbon, try some beer, and enjoy an evening of music. And give back to the community. Tickets are available online at https://feedingourcommunitiespartners.org/bbb. Shoutout to the FOCP TEAM! Sheri Sander-Silva Holly Dodge Lori Wollmuth Layne Boswell Josh Sorenson Stacy Spencer Thanks for having us.

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Thursday, May 09, 2024

Dave Sandersfeld has New Music on the way! We were happy to host him in the studio for a chat about the album writing process and what's coming. Dave talked about how collaborating has made a huge impact on his work this year and maybe if you're lucky you'll get to catch him perform in the next few months! Don't miss our desert island guitar pedal selects or hearing how Dave draws inspiration from artists like Jason Isbell and the other gems in this episode. Dave Sandersfeld is a singer songwriter based in the Mankato area and will be putting out some new original music in the next few months. His song "What Does It Mean?" will be available May 31st. Stay tuned.

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Thursday, May 02, 2024

A stacked episode with Josh Madson, Megan Hoogland, and Shelley Caldwell all talking about the upcoming Manifest event on May 11th 2024 where there will be many vendors, artists, interatctive creator activities, and a concert to close out the night. We're stoked to be supporting Manifest 2024 and had a blast chatting with these amazing humans. We learned about what's going on with the Community Collage and chatted about the art and entertainment featured in this year's Manifest event.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

In this episode we learned about a tattoo art show organized by Rob Foster to showcase tattoo artists' diverse artistic talents outside of tattooing. We talked about the evolution of the tattoo industry and styles, with more collaboration and sharing of ideas now. From topics like flash designs, client relationships, ignorant tattoos, and how accessibility of tools has changed things recently. Rob Foster hopes for a good turnout of artwork at the show inspired by tattoos and is allowing each artist freedom to show their stuff.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

ARK returns to the podcast alongside our first-ever guest, crew member, and long-time host Grum to discuss their musical journey together, both as performers with their band Soul Folk Union and as a duo. They share insights into how they became intertwined musically and romantically, discussing the lessons learned from working together with different perspectives while trying to grow as artists. The duo also reveals some of their ambitions for the future and sets expectations for upcoming performances and releases. You can find them on all platforms as Soul Folk Union or reach out for booking at Soulfolkunion@gmail.com.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

We tried a few drinks at Paddlefish brewing and chatted with the owners about their visions for the bar, the beer, and the future. Learn about their unique membership programs, including the exclusive ceramic mug club and the Founders club, offering patrons the opportunity to support the brewery while enjoying special perks and privileges. So grab a pint, pull up a seat, and join us as we raise a glass to Paddlefish Brewing.

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Thursday, February 08, 2024

Tyler joins us on behalf of the Mankato Makerspace to provide updates on new programming, grants they have received, and the exciting possibility of expansion. We delve into existing programs, the benefits for members, and plans for the future. Additionally, Tyler shares personal anecdotes about his involvement with the Makerspace and the projects he has taken on as a maker himself. If you want more information about programming or becoming a member visit: https://www.mankatomakerspace.org/

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Mollie Sings Her Final Show With Skitzo Fonik at the Mankato Brewery on February 24th. 21+ | $15 PRESALE DISCOUNT Get tickets online.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Musician Tyler Herwig joins us to talk about his journey as a musician from changing majors in college to over a decade of heavy gigging as a cover musician to making his way onto the US alternative country charts with his single 'Living in the Last Days'. We also learn about his motivations and gain a few songwriting and marketing tips from his time on the road. You can find out more information or check out a show at tylerherwig.com

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

ARK returns to the podcast alongside our first-ever guest, crew member, and long-time host Grum to discuss their musical journey together, both as performers with their band Soul Folk Union and as a duo. They share insights into how they became intertwined musically and romantically, discussing the lessons learned from working together with different perspectives while trying to grow as artists. The duo also reveals some of their ambitions for the future and sets expectations for upcoming performances and releases. You can find them on all platforms as Soul Folk Union or reach out for booking at Soulfolkunion@gmail.com.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Michael returns to the podcast to talk about his new magic venue and art space in St. Peter called 'Blue Moon Comedy and Magic'. We learn about the history of his work through the lens of his ongoing search for a physical space that worked well for his performances and the type of entertainment he wanted to bring to the area. Micael also shares some stories from his time doing close up magic and opinions on the craft. Blue Moon is located next to River Rock Coffee at 303 South Minnesota Avenue, St Peter - for more information about upcoming shows follow Michael Callahan or 2nd Story Comedy on Facebook.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Jared Willemsen returns to talk about his most recent Smilebro album 'Chapel Hill' - a collaborative concept album created during a musicians retreat in North Carolina. We explore how the limitations of working with new collaborative artists and confining production to a single week, from concept to completion, helped mold this album into a final product that, in many ways, represents a departure from his previous work. Jared shares some valuable takeaways from the production sessions as well as catching us up on his life changes as last time he spoke with us on the cast he was headed out to Los Angeles and has since returned. You can check out the single: 'Smilebro - Hundred Billion Dollars' on all streaming platforms, and the rest of the album will be released on the 18th of December 2023.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Musician Mal Murphy joins us to talk about her debut EP 'Grow Up', Mal is an emerging singer songwriter who has been gigging regionally for three years. We learn about her upbringing, her journey to becoming a musician as well as some of the friends and influences that she has gathered along the way. 'Grow Up' releases December 2023 with three release shows, you can find out more by following Mal Murphy on Facebook or Instagram - If you want to run into the TF team we will be helping out with production at the second show hosted at the 410 project December 14th at 7pm. Mal also performed a couple tunes for our Live Session series: Mal Murphy - Grow Down | Live on the TF Cast Dive into Mal Murphy's live performance of "Grow Down." This track is a gem from her latest EP, 'Grow Up.' Mal Murphy - Talk To Me (by Ben Scruggs) | Live on the TF Cast Enjoy Mal Murphy's rendition of "Talk To Me" by Ben Scruggs. Mal adds her special flair to this track, offering a glimpse into her musical world.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Nicholas returns to the show to discuss his cut-up musical project, 'I Cut People.' We delve into the project's history, approaching its 18th year with over 10 releases available on Bandcamp. Nicholas shares insights into how he finds inspiration, generates and sorts the cuts he uses, and the cultural and philosophical inspirations behind the finished products. You can listen to and download the albums for free at: https://icutpeople.com/ In this episode, we focus on his latest and most musical release, 'The End,' which departs from previous work by primarily pulling from music instead of film.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

In reflection of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we had the opportunity to speak with Julia Hamann, the Director of Community Programming at The Committee Against Domestic Violence (CADA). CADA serves a 9-county area in southern Minnesota, including Blue Earth. During our conversation, we explore the mission of CADA, the services they provide, the communities they serve, and their funding. Julia also shares stories and perspectives gained from eight years of working in the field in various positions. If you're interested in learning more, donating, becoming a sponsor, or seeking services, you can visit cadamn.org. For immediate assistance regarding relationship abuse or sexual violence, reach out to an advocate through their 24-hour helpline at 1-800-477-0466, text at 507-223-4200, or email at advocacy@cadamn.org.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Festival Co-Director Tom Bliese joins us to discuss all things GSR. We delve into a brief history of the festival and Tom's experiences in the Mankato art scene, dating back to the 70s. Tom sheds light on how festival goers, vendors, organizers, and volunteers collaboratively contribute to making the GSR festival a longstanding positive influence in the Mankato area. The GSR Fine Art Festival is a juried event for artists, musicians, and authors to present and sell their wares. Open and free to the public, the festival takes place on Nov 25-26th at the Mayo Clinic Event Center in Mankato, MN.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Artist Love Quetee joins us to talk about her upcoming show Ghetto Visionary opening at the 410 project November 10th. Love shares her experiences as an MNSU fine arts major, her motivations to pursue a career in the arts and thoughts on organizing the show. We also learn about her creative process as well as desire to shine a light on black culture through her artwork.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Colin Scharf joins us again in a very special episode, we listen to and share stories from The Golden Hour Live LP Volume II. Recorded during July-September of 2022 the LP features thirteen tracks from different Mankato musicians recorded live during the Golden Hour series events hosted at the Wine Cafe. We learn about the organization, funding and execution of this work as well as anecdotes from team members who performed or worked the events. During the interview we also sample music from; Kaleb Braun-Schulz & the Nightingale Band; Torrid Forest; Silver Summer; Double-Oh!, J-Mose, & DJ Shoba; EZ Jazz; The Ericksons; Given Names; Loadie; Goal Area 51; Onion Bun, Liz Draper + Tasha Baron, and Sister Gin. If you want to get your hands on a copy you can swing by the Carnegie Nov 4th, 7-9pm and pick one up in person or contact Colin through socials or Precious Metals Records.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Nu World Comics founder Ty joins us to discuss his inspiration for creating a comic book universe with plans for over 1500 characters to appear in multiple story arcs. Ty shares his motivations for establishing a universe grounded in diversity and inclusion. With books featuring heroes like Night Wraith and Firefly already in print, and a wealth of stories already written, we can expect much more from Nu World Comics. We also gain insights into how Ty has designed the storylines and universe, his personal take on comic book themes, and his experiences in the industry

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