Local Current Blog

July 2014

What’s the Downtown Festival?

Downtown Records’ Downtown Festival will bring a promising lineup to the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis on September 26 and 27. The festival will include Future Islands, Deafheaven, Nosaj Thing, and Minneapolis’s own summer sensations Hippo Campus, among others. The event’s schedule spreads its lineup into several separate bills in each room of the Skyway Theatre: performances […]

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Photos: Target Field gets ready for Paul McCartney

Getting Target Field ready for Paul McCartney’s Saturday concert has been a multi-day process—building a giant stage in the outfield is just one of many steps being taken to welcome thousands of music fans to the home field of the Minnesota Twins. This morning, I was able to visit the field to take a look […]

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Today’s Music News: Missy Elliott preps new album, and more

In what could become the most anticipated comeback album since Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, Missy Elliott has “the hollow-tip bullet in the gun” to release a new album, says her longtime producer Timbaland—who also worked with Timberlake, for those who are following along at home. It’s been almost ten years since Elliott’s last release, 2005′s The […]

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Tickle Torture, Hollow Boys, and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Tickle Torture: “Would I Love You” Minneapolis provocateur Tickle Torture described his sound to Noisey as “like Prince and Justin Timberlake [copulating] in a dumpster.” He’s readying a sophomore EP, Spectrophilia, for release this fall; in the meantime, he’s released “Would I Love You,” a single and video that capture the late-summer heat that’s been missing […]

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Video Premiere: Pieta Brown, “All My Rain”

In September, Pieta Brown is releasing a new record called Paradise Outlaw. We’re proud to present the premiere of the video for “All My Rain,” a track from that forthcoming album. The new album, Brown’s sixth, was recorded at the Wisconsin woodland studio of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir), but not with a lot of overdubbing. Brown says […]

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Sonny Knight, Hippo Campus, Fort Wilson Riot, Nona Marie to play August Music and Movies shows at Lake Harriet Bandshell

Vita.mn is hosting its sixth annual Music & Movies series over four consecutive Fridays at the Lake Harriet Bandshell this August, in collaboration with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. The series will span four weeks and features a range of music and films. Music will start at 7:30 each night, with the movie to follow […]

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Doomtree share new track ‘.38 Airweight’

Are you keeping up with all of this? There’s been a burst of activity out of the Doomtree camp this summer and it’s shaping up to be an even busier fall for the crew. Before we get to today’s news, let’s do a quick recap: Dessa just released a new video for her solo song […]

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