Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.
“We can explain the achievement gap before kids get to kindergarten” – Layna Cole, Associate Professor, Bemidji State University.
The documentary film No Small Matter delves into the critical time in children’s brain development that has a direct impact on their abilities to be successful in life. That critical time is the first five years of existence – the five years before exposure to established educational systems that help kids reach their fullest potential.
On this episode of Real College Podcast we look at how social media impacts different parts of our lives.
1:11 Social Media Vox- Tosin Faseemo
3:03 Online Literacy- Ben Halom
11:25 Facebook Vox- Natalie Guse
14:33 Facebook Swap- Nathan Fervoy
31:25 Spotify v Apple Music- Lizzie Richie
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But the Jack Brass Band is part of the change within New Orleans jazz over time. When Phil Nusbaum spoke with Mike Olander of the Jack Brass Band, they talked about the evolution.
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s been an evolution, too. The Jack Brass band plays its contemporary New Orleans Jazz at Vieux Carre in Saint Paul, 8 PM on Thurs Apr 25. When Phil Nusbaum spoke with Mike Olander of the Jack Brass Band, they talked about the evolution.
Frogleg is a dynamic six-piece band known for versatile styles, long intricate jams, and smooth vocals from singer Joe Dunn. Ahead of Lutsen’s Mountain Meltdown (which ironically was met with heavy snow), WTIP’s Will Moore catches up with Dunn and lead guitarist Demetri Rallis at Caribou Highlands. They talk about songwriting, activities while touring, their upcoming third album, and the connectedness of the Twin Cities jam scene.
Matt Pudas is the gritty-voiced singer of the White Iron Band, an energetic group formed in Ely, MN with rock, country, and folk influences. Calling from his new home in Georgia, he speaks with Will Moore on origins of the band, working as a roofer throughout the duration of playing music, and what led to the groups latest album being called “Homebrew”.
Brotherless Arms is the duo format of Cook County band Brothers in Arms, featuring the twin guitars of Jim Miller and Drew Heinonen. They talk with Will Moore about songwriting, guitar-smithing, and more.
The eager and exuberant Jeff Austin is known for his expressive live performances and shredding on the mandolin with Yonder Mountain String Band and his own Jeff Austin Band. He calls from his hometown outside Chicago to join Will Moore on the Scenic Route ahead of his performance at Lutsen Mountains’ Sweetwater Shakedown. He talks about starting in theater before moving to music, why he wants to push the limits of bluegrass, and tells the story of nearly missing his own show at the Blue Ox festival in Wisconsin.