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Paisley Park announces new exhibits, first anniversary celebration

Paisley Park has announced plans to celebrate the first anniversary of opening its doors as a museum, which happened a year ago on Oct. 6. As of that date, “visitors will see all new artifacts and installations representing iconic periods in Prince’s career, including new pieces from the Under the Cherry Moon, Diamonds and Pearls, […]

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Watch: Scores of drummers play Ringo for charity on Harriet Island

A clear blue sky arced over Harriet Island in St. Paul yesterday as local musician Mick Sterling’s vision of a “once in a lifetime” drumming session, Let There Be Drums, came to fruition. Back in May, Sterling talked to The Current about this endeavor. The goal? To have 1,000 drummers play Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady” […]

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How to be an eco-friendlier music consumer

Your prized Bob Dylan vinyl suffers a fatal scratch. You clean out your childhood closet and uncover all your NSYNC and Hanson CDs. Before you toss them, here’s one thing to consider: Mother Nature doesn’t want your music junk, either. The EPA has estimated that 100,000 pounds of CDs become unwanted by consumers each month […]

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Friday Five: Love Sequence, Taylor J, and more new Minnesota music videos

Love Sequence, “Cigarette” Cheerless boys in dress shirts recline on the couch — until their TV screen shows them a whole new world (the Walker Art Center’s Sculpture Garden may look familiar to Twin Cities residents). Bobby Rethwisch (vocals, guitar, keys), Marcus Findley (bass/vocals), Grant Gabriel (drums), Nolan Sawyer Watts (guitar/keys/vocals) are Love Sequence, a […]

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Songwriter and Husker Du founder Grant Hart passes away at 56

He co-founded, wrote songs for, and drummed in the influential St. Paul trio Hüsker Dü, inspiring legions of bands with his raw and poetic charm. He went on to form the alternative rock band Nova Mob, and would write and record several criminally under-appreciated and beautiful solo albums. And he was held in the softest […]

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