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Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip plays the Roadhouse, acoustic style

Floydian Slip, a four-piece jam band from the south shore, and regular guests, stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to a weekend gig at the Gun Flint Tavern. Floydian Slip is: Jeff Kriner, drums; Scott McCafferty, bass; Olaf Kirsten, guitar; and Andy Noyes, guitar. 


The first Radio Waves Music Festival logo (created by Tim Young)

Call for Artists: 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Logo Design

In celebration of the 10th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival – scheduled for September 8 to 10, 2017 - WTIP  invites artists to submit designs to be considered for this year&rsqu


Flash Meridian art

The story behind Flash Meridian

In 2000, Tim Young began the adventures of Flash Meridian - an ongoing episodic sci-fi story accompanied by comic book style artwork and local music.


Donn Branstrator

U of M's Donn Branstrator on spiny water flea

Donn Branstrator is a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a researcher at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center.


Jon Kallberg

Jon Kallberg's enthralling Scenic Route debut

Jon Kallberg started out as a bass player in a band that played country hits, but nowadays he jams and weaves tunes on an array of unique guitars, including the 12 string harp guitars.


Kind Country at Papa Charlie's. Max Graham middle right on mandolin.

Kind Country's Max Graham on the Scenic Route

Kind Country is a jamming newgrass band from Minneapolis that provides high-energy performances and new takes on old favorite tunes, as well as original music.


Cornmeal's Chris Gangi plays a 5-string electric upright bass

Cornmeal's Chris Gangi on the Scenic Route

Cornmeal is a 5-piece band from Chicago that blends bluegrass instrumentation with rock, blues, and jam elements into a creative sound and enticing technical showmanship.


Joe Paulik

Joe Paulik stops by Studio A

Local singer/songwriter Joe Paulik stopped by Studio A to chat with Dave and CJ, and to play a few songs, both covers and original compositions. Listen for some wonderful whistling, too. Joe's new double album, "Zaspalo Je Siroce," can be found at Birch Bark Books and at Joe's performances around the region.


Rebekah Novinger & Aidan Driscoll, MN SkyVault Theater

Minnesota SkyVault Theater brings Shakespeare to life, 21st-century style

The award-winning Minnesota SkyVault Theater, from Rochester,  was in town for Shakespeare week to perform at Voyageur Brewing. Troupe members Aidan Driscoll and Rebekah Novinger, along with director Daved Driscoll and coordinator Charis O'Neill, stopped by The Roadhouse to preview their delightful original music and chat about their work.


from left: Kyle Westrick, Rich Mattson, Germaine Gemberling

Rich Mattson & the Northstars bring high-energy music for membership drive

Sparta, Minn.-based Rich Mattson and the Northstars joined us in Studio A during membership drive for great original music.