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Katharine Seggerman takes the mic as April’s Local Current DJ in Residence

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Since last May, The Current has been inviting local musicians to take over our all-Minnesota music stream to talk about the local music scene and to share tracks from their favorite local artists. So far, the roster for Local Current’s DJ in Residence has included Gabriel Douglas, Sophia Eris, Eric Mayson, Reina del Cid, and many others. Taking the reins this April will be local collaborator Katharine Seggerman.

Seggerman has been a champion of the Minnesota music scene since 2013, when she moved to Minneapolis with her college bandmates after graduation. Upon arrival, the trio changed their name from the Howly Dogs to B.O.Y.F. and hit the ground running; their debut full-length was met with critical acclaim in 2015 and the band garnered a “Picked to Click” nod from City Pages that year.

She also plays drums for Bae Tigre, the solo electronic project of prolific multi-instrumentalist and producer Ranelle Johnson. Most recently, Katharine has teamed up with members of Mrs., B.O.Y.F., Bae Tigre, and Catbath to launch her own project, a grunge-pop band by the name of Lunch Duchess. Their debut EP released last month.

“I’m thrilled to be Local Current’s resident DJ for the month of April for several reasons,” says Seggerman. “One, because unlike at my college radio station, there are no in-studio phones that my so-called friends can prank call me on while I’m trying to spin sweet tunes. Two, because I’m eager to be exposed to Minnesota music that I haven’t heard yet! And three, because I’m going to talk all about my new EP, My Mom Says I Have a Rich Inner Life. Stay tuned!”

Spend your Friday afternoons delving deep into the Minnesota music scene with Katharine Seggerman: every Friday in April from noon until 6 p.m. on Local Current.

Local Current’s DJ in Residence Project is supported by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.