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GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE event at Forager Brewing Company with Andrea Swensson

When Feb 12, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Forager Brewing Company, Library Room, 1005 6th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901
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Swensson_Got coverAndrea Swensson will be at Forager Brewing Company on Monday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of her new book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound.


Beginning in the year of Prince’s birth, 1958, with the recording of Minnesota’s first R&B record by a North Minneapolis band called the Big Ms, Got to Be Something Here traces the rise of that distinctive sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion, and artistic passion.


"What’s surprising about Got to Be Something Here is how much farther and deeper it goes, how richly detailed it is, how it captures a past at risk of fading away." —MinnPost


"This is a book that reminds us that culture has no dead ends, only detours." —City Pages


"Got to Be Something Here nails the atmosphere that I grew up in. Clubs, policies, and things that didn’t make sense back then, after reading this book make all the sense in the world. I think anyone who wants to understand musicians who hailed from North Minneapolis needs to read it. There are answers in these pages." —André Cymone


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