Last summer, we put on the first installment of Local Current Live at the Cedar Cultural Center, a showcase of three local bands that we thought were poised for a break-out in Minnesota and abroad.
Good things happened after that night for the bands on the bill: The Chalice sold out their EP release show, were named the winners of City Pages’ Picked To Click poll, and headlined Best New Bands at First Avenue. Van Stee started recording their debut full-length (with a release on March 2), received airplay in major radio markets across the United States with their single “We Are,” and submitted one of the more acclaimed covers on the new edition of the Minnesota Beatle Project. And Chastity Brown went on a European tour, played the Americana Music Festival, and made many end-of-year “best-of” lists in the Twin Cities with her album Back-Road Highways.
Now we’re gearing up for round two. We’re pleased to announce the next installment of Local Current Live featuring three up-and-comers: the distorted rock and roll of Prissy Clerks, haunting folk by The Ericksons (backed by members of Field Report), and rising South Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease, who will bring some very special guests.
Like last go-round, Local Show host David Campbell and Local Current blog curator Andrea Swensson will emcee the event, and you can connect with the local team by submitting your music for consideration.
Local Current Live will take place on Thursday, February 28 at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul. And thanks to the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the whole event is free.
Entrance to Local Current Live is free, first-come, first-served and doesn’t require a ticket. RSVP to the event on Facebook to help us keep track of how many folks are coming!
Local Current Live
Thursday, February 28
At the Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Doors at 6pm
7pm — Prissy Clerks
8pm — The Ericksons
9pm — Greg Grease
Free, 18+, standing-room show
Local Current Live is supported by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.