What is MinnEconomy? The Electric Fetus presents MinnEconomy, a "shop local" program that empowers both shoppers and local gift makers/artists by offering them a forum to sell their craft. Every month the Electric Fetus will feature local Minnesota musicians, artists, and designers, showcasing the talent in our state. The featured items will be 20% off for that month in all three of our stores.
The trend of buying local continues to gain momentum, but Electric Fetus has been leading the way with local gift makers and artists for most of its 40-plus years. The Fetus has more than 400 local music artists featured in-store as well as a growing list of local gift makers. From exotic jewelry to hand-made soaps to greeting cards to hand-made incense to photography and more, you'll find it in Electric Fetus' ever-expanding local line in its gift section.
Look for the MinnEconomy symbol in our stores for discounts on music and gifts from Minnesota artists!
July's MinnEconomy artist & release:
Communist Daughter - Lions & Lambs
In the mid 2000’s a young Johnny Solomon was a fixture in the tight knit Twin Cities music scene, forming the angular indie pop band Friends Like These and touring extensively, he received critical praise from far flung sources such as Time Out New York, the College Music Journal and numerous local articles and accolades, including a City Pages cover story that looked like the beginning of a promising career. The rising success of his band masked his rising struggle with addiction and mental health problems, and quickly eclipsed his career, landing him in jail. By the end of 2007 he had retreated to a small town across the border in Wisconsin where he assumed his music days were mostly over.