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Doom-rockers Wolf Blood have the Duluth music scene howling

With an international release this month, Duluth’s Wolf Blood is a band on the verge of making some major noise both home and abroad. Here’s the story of how a doom/psych/stoner metal band from Northern Minnesota found its audience. Sometimes, as they say, timing is everything. The flood that ravaged Duluth, Minnesota in the spring […]

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Every Bob Dylan studio album, reviewed by the Current staff

Each month, we spotlight a Minnesota musician as our Local Current artist of the month. This month, we’re highlighting the remarkable career of Bob Dylan. One of the seminal figures of the rock era, Dylan is returning to his native state next month for three performances at the Orpheum Theatre on Nov. 4, 5, and […]

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Today’s Music News: Sia to auction a jar of her breath for charity

You can’t buy pipes like Sia‘s, but you can buy what comes out of them: tonight, a sealed jar of the singer’s breath will be auctioned off to raise money to support filmmakers in her native Adelaide, Australia. “Gorgeously and magnificently, she breathed into a jar for us,” says the director of the film festival where […]

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Today’s Music News: Deleted passages about male intimacy restored to Morrissey autobiography

For reasons that the publisher has declined to state, a few sentences on Morrissey‘s intimate relationship with photographer Jake Walters were deleted from the American hardcover edition of Morrissey’s autobiography when it was published last year, though the passages appeared in the original British edition. The passages have now been restored—with just as little explanation—to the American […]

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Today’s Music News: Pet Shop Boys’ Always On My Mind voted best cover song ever

Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” (originally by Dolly Parton) and Johnny Cash‘s “Hurt” (originally by Nine Inch Nails) made the top ten, as did two covers of songs by Minnesota artists: Sinead O’Connor‘s version of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and Jimi Hendrix‘s transformative take on Bob Dylan‘s “All Along the Watchtower.” The best cover version of all time, though—according […]

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