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Paul Patane

Associate Editor, SportsEngine, NBC Sports Group

Paul Patane is an associate editor at SportsEngine, a division of NBC Sports Group, and is a music contributor to Twin Cities Geek. He has an MFA in Writing from Pacific University, located in Forest Grove, Oregon, and has a BFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives in Woodbury, Minnesota, with his wife and their cat.

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MN Baseball Hub | High School Boys' Baseball News, Scores & Standings
04/25/2019
Stillwater duo delivers in two-run win over previously unbeaten Woodbury

Photo Gallery: Stillwater vs. Woodbury "We've been best friends since we were like 10," Gilbert said of Frisch. The tandem helped propel the Ponies, ranked No. 23 in the USA Today Super 25 national high school baseball rankings, to a 6-4 win over Suburban East Conference rival Woodbury in the first of their two regular-season matchups.

Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine
04/12/2018
Matt and Kim Aim to Deliver at First Avenue on Monday with Almost Everyday

Fans of fun-loving indie pop-dance outfit Matt and Kim have had to wait a few years for a new headlining tour from the New York City duo. But patience is a virtue, and all the waiting will grind to a halt for Twin Cities concertgoers when a reinvigorated Matt Johnson and a healed Kim Schifino take the stage in First Avenue's Mainroom on April 16, 2018.

Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine
12/15/2017
Acclaimed Musician and Composer Jeff Russo Talks Fargo, Star Trek, and More

Imagine growing up knowing you want to make music. That's your thing. But instead of choosing to master a single instrument-or maybe even two-you decide you need to learn all of them because you have so many ideas, sounds, and scores permeating your thoughts that it just seems counterproductive to do otherwise.

Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine
12/08/2017
Step Rockets Deliver with a New Trilogy of Songs in an Intimate Studio Performance

It's not often rock fans get to take a peek behind the curtain and see how the music is made when a band goes into the studio to do a recording, but a small group of listeners got just such a unique experience with Step Rockets at the storied Hideaway Studios in Northeast Minneapolis on Thursday night.

Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine
11/01/2017
Andrea Swensson Documents the Ascent of the Minneapolis Sound in Her New Book

The North Minneapolis and Rondo neighborhoods played key roles in the evolution of Minnesota's music scene, culminating in the birth of the Minneapolis Sound. Until Prince began to garner national attention in the late 1970s, the budding movement went mostly unnoticed and undocumented by the people who weren't living and breathing it.

Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine
06/30/2017
The Naked and Famous Join a Stacked Lineup for Go Fest '17

New Zealand group the Naked and Famous will join an elite and diverse sampling of alternative rock entertainment at the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza as part of Go 96.3's annual Go Fest on July 2.

Minnesota Hockey Hub | MN Boys High School Hockey
03/30/2017
Capitals' Oshie and Schmidt translate prep roots into converging careers

Even for top-tier players who make it to the National Hockey League and manage to entrench themselves on winning clubs, hockey is a fluid sport where things are always in flux. What's status quo one day can easily be taken away the next, making it so nothing can-or should-be taken for granted.

Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine
02/23/2017
Step Rockets will Debut New Song and Image at the Triple Rock

This Saturday, indie-rock band Step Rockets will headline at Triple Rock Social Club in a concert primed to get the blood pumping and the hips moving as concertgoers dance to fan favorites like "Phantom Flower" and "Kisser," in addition to experiencing the newest addition to the band's catalog, "Money."While Saturday

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