In this month’s Players Without Instruments, Chris profiles concert photographer Sharyn Morrow.

Chris profiles Robert Simonds, the executive director who helped make The Cedar Cultural Center a local music scene success story.

Chris Polley profiles The Current’s David Safar.

Chris puts the spotlight on Cody Hughes, the manager of three Twin Cities rock acts.(The Goondas, Red Daughters and Buildings).

Anyone who calls themselves a guitarist (or those of us who pretend to do so) in the Twin Cities can attest that Willie’s American Guitars, nestled in on the corner of Cleveland and St. Clair Avenues in St. Paul, isn’t just a place to buy an instrument. Known first and foremost for its formidable collection of vintage and collectible guitars, its legacy and longevity…

Players Without Instruments is a profile of local figures who, in addition to their musical ability (or lack thereof), work some of the more thankless yet equally vital jobs around town to help keep the Twin Cities music scene thriving.

This week: Ander Other of Doomtree

Players Without Instruments is a profile of local figures who, in addition to their musical ability (or lack thereof), work some of the more thankless yet equally vital jobs around town to help keep the Twin Cities music scene thriving.

This week: Andrea Swensson of City Pages

Next time you’re at a show, try not looking ahead at the stage (or if the band sucks, to the side toward the bar) for at least a few moments. Look behind you. Or find the little tucked away area with the figure hunched over the mixing board, maybe squinting with a flashlight in hand. The sound engineer is arguably the most…

Players Without Instruments is a profile of local figures who, in addition to their musical ability (or lack thereof), work some of the more thankless yet equally vital jobs around town to help keep the Twin Cities music scene thriving.

This week: Martin Devaney of New Amsterdam Bar and Hall

Players Without Instruments is a profile of local figures who, in addition to their musical ability (or lack thereof), work some of the more thankless yet equally vital jobs around town to help keep the Twin Cities music scene thriving.

This week: Max Becker of Northern Outpost

Players Without Instruments is a profile of local figures who, in addition to their musical ability (or lack thereof), work some of the more thankless yet equally vital jobs around town to help keep the Twin Cities music scene thriving.

This week: Ryan O’Rourke of Turf Club

Players Without Instruments is a bi-weekly profile of local figures who, in addition to their musical ability (or lack thereof), work some of the more thankless yet equally vital jobs around town to help keep the Twin Cities music scene thriving.

This week: Neil Weir of The Old Blackberry Way