Recorded in TPT‘s studios with a live audience, The Lowertown Line pairs concert-style musical performance with insightful conversation with the artists. These dynamic performance specials are made possible by the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Growing up in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul and getting her start at Penumbra Theater, multidisciplinary artist PaviElle's neo-soul voice is as robust as her career. From writing a one woman play to performing with a large backing band, PaviElle has taken the Twin Cities music scene by storm with her intimate performances and expressive sound.
Friday, Sep 2 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Sep 3 at 4:30amTPT 2
Nicholas David is a vibrant, soulful, and prolific singer / songwriter, who incorporates multiple genres, instruments and influences into his music. He uses his musical talent as an agent for social change, whether it be raising money for local public schools or with his environmentally friendly music label.
Friday, Sep 9 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Sep 10 at 4:30amTPT 2
The eclectic indie pop group, Cloud Cult performs at Northern Spark festival in Minneapolis. The band discusses environmental awareness, digresses upon the wonders of humanity, and does the hokey pokey. After all, that's what it's all about, isn't it?
Sunday, Sep 11 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Sep 12 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Sep 16 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Sep 17 at 4:30amTPT 2
John Mark Nelson
John Mark Nelson performs his new album, I'm Not Afraid, in front of a live studio audience in TPT's street space in Lowertown, St. Paul and discusses his work ethic and the benefits of failure in his young music career.
NewSunday, Sep 18 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Sep 19 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Sep 23 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Sep 24 at 4:30amTPT 2
Polica performs in front of a live audience at TPT studios in Lowertown, St. Paul. The band discusses their origin story, the fifth member of Polica, and the realities of the music business.
NewSunday, Sep 25 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Sep 26 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Sep 30 at 10:30pmTPT 2 Saturday, Oct 1 at 4:30amTPT 2
The Cactus Blossoms
With a sound that conjures up old school country and folk music, The Cactus Blossoms perform live at TPT studios in Lowertown, St. Paul. The Blossoms discuss their connection to Prairie Home Companion, their fondness for German electronic music, and the harsh realities of the entertainment business.
NewSunday, Oct 2 at 10pmTPT 2 Monday, Oct 3 at 4amTPT 2 Friday, Oct 7 at 10:30pmTPT 2