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Jeremy Messersmith, John Munson, Rogue Valley join video campaign against Minneapolis 70-30 rule

Jeremy Messersmith, John Munson, and members of Rogue Valley appear in a new video dramatizing what the musicians and the video’s producers see as the absurdity of a law requiring food revenue at some Minneapolis restaurants to greatly exceed revenue from sales of alcoholic beverages. As Election Day approaches, many Minneapolis restauranteurs have been campaigning for voters […]

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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: Everybody do the Nae Nae

The world’s most infamous twerker, Miley Cyrus, is done with that allegedly appropriated dance move. Her new jam? The Atlanta-born “Nae Nae,” which involves putting a hand in the air, dropping the rest of your body low, and more or less freestyling from there. (Billboard) Here’s the move as performed by its inventors, We Are Toonz. 2015 […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL to be musical guests on Saturday Night Live, Nov. 1

After a daylong tease, Prince has announced via Twitter that he and 3RDEYEGIRL will be musical guests on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1 with host Chris Rock. Prince has been a musical guest on SNL twice before: in 1981, performing “Party Up”; and in 2006, performing “Fury” and “Beautiful, Loved and Blessed.” Additionally, he appeared on […]

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