The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Bookstore invite you to our second exploration of Music & Movements: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound on Saturday, January 13 @ 3:00PM.
Come hear local author Andrea Swensson discuss her new book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, just published by the University of Minnesota Press.
3pm @ East Side Freedom Library — Andrea will discuss the turbulent social history — the destruction of St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood by the construction of I-94, on the one hand, and the social unrest in North Minneapolis in 1966-67 — out of which new expressions of funk and rhythm and blues emerged, music which became called “the Minneapolis Sound.” (1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul)
4pm @ A Greener Read — Join Andrea for an extended social hour including listening to vinyl selections that she will bring. This a great chance to get to know an author, a new book, and our local history, with music at its heart. (506 Kenny Rd., St. Paul, corner of Payne Avenue)
Pictured above is the historic Grand Central Band in Minneapolis in the 1970s. Learn more here: http://www.startribune.com/writer-for-89-3-the-current-traces-rise-of-minneapolis-sound-in-new-book/453374003/