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Archives: New Music

Artist to Watch: Fraea

On Saturday, August 20, the Local Show’s Artists to Watch event will feature 10 of my favorite up-and-coming acts in Minnesota performing across two stages at the Cedar Cultural Center. As we gear up for the showcase, you’ll be hearing from the performers in segments on the Local Show and here on the Local Current Blog. Going to a […]

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Artist to Watch: Lady Midnight

On Saturday, August 20, the Local Show’s Artists to Watch event will feature 10 of my favorite up-and-coming acts in Minnesota performing across two stages at the Cedar Cultural Center. As we gear up for the showcase, you’ll be hearing from the performers in segments on the Local Show and here on the Local Current Blog. I first saw […]

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Artist to Watch: Tony Peachka

On Saturday, August 20, the Local Show’s Artists to Watch event will feature 10 of my favorite up-and-coming acts in Minnesota performing across two stages at the Cedar Cultural Center. As we gear up for the showcase, you’ll be hearing from the performers in segments on the Local Show and here on the Local Current Blog. Word about Tony […]

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Artist to Watch: Good Night Gold Dust

On Saturday, August 20, the Local Show’s Artists to Watch event will feature 10 of my favorite up-and-coming acts in Minnesota performing across two stages at the Cedar Cultural Center. As we gear up for the showcase, you’ll be hearing from the performers in segments on the Local Show and here on the Local Current Blog. Mankato quartet Good […]

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Listen to a new Dessa song, ‘Quinine’

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since we’ve heard new music from Dessa. She’s certainly remained busy since then, touring non-stop across the U.S. and Europe (she’s in Bari, Italy, tonight, and London on Tuesday), and even partnering with Izzy’s to create a new flavor of ice cream. On her new track, “Quinine,” […]

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Rogue Valley premiere new video for “Transference”

Local indie band (and non-diegetic movie stars) Rogue Valley are back with new music, having spent the last few years writing, recording, and fine-tuning their fifth studio album, radiate/dissolve. It comes out tomorrow, but ahead of that time, the band is sharing the video for their song “Transference.” As with most of Rogue Valley’s best tracks, this song is […]

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Bob Dylan, Aaron Gorton, Kari Tauring, John Mapes: This week’s Minnesota music releases

Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels On Friday, Northern Minnesota native Bob Dylan releases his 37th studio album — which also marks his second consecutive collection of 20th-century standards done Dylan-style. Shadows in the Night (2015) had Dylan and his crack band sharing their interpretations of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, and on the new Fallen Angels he takes […]

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