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A conversation with Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is the rare performer who comes across almost exactly like she is in song when she gets off stage. She is witty, sensitive, self-aware, and self-deprecating, comfortable expressing even the most mundane thoughts and ideas right up next to her more profound epiphanies. On her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think and […]

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A California desert interview with Babes in Toyland

With a summer of big festival dates ahead of them—including a homecoming gig at Rock the Garden on June 21—the influential Minneapolis trio Babes in Toyland drove up into the hills of the California desert last month to play their first public show in 14 years. It was a small warm-up gig at an intimate and […]

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Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss on Lizzo and ‘A New Wave’ of empowerment

When Sleater-Kinney came through town to play a sold-out, searing Valentine’s Day show at First Avenue with their new tourmate, Lizzo, the band’s lead guitarist and co-vocalist Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss were gracious enough to swing by the Current’s studios earlier in the day for an interview. The band’s ongoing tour and new album, No Cities to Love, […]

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