Local Current Blog

November 13, 2013

In defense of Yoko

Tonight, the Current will air Mark Wheat’s conversation with the incomparable Yoko Ono. (Update: It’s now posted online here.) It’s gotten a lot of us at the station talking about her fascinating and strenuous relationship with mainstream consciousness, and where the 80-year-old artist fits into our culture today. Yoko has long been a household name, […]

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Triple Rock benefit for People Serving People to feature Astronautalis, Night Moves, Strange Names, and Fort Wilson Riot

People Serving People is cultivating connections in the Twin Cities community once again, through the power of song. The second annual Sounds Like Home benefit show is sure to be a philanthropic fiesta, with all proceeds dedicated to aiding homeless children in the area. On November 14 at the Triple Rock Social Club, local heroes […]

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Grant Hart documentary Every Everything lives up to its title

The conclusions I came to after watching Jan Radder and Gorman Bechard’s new documentary Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart may seem contradictory at first, but hear me out: I believe that Fans of Grant Hart and Hüsker Dü should absolutely see this film. At the same time, I also believe that fans […]

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The Old 97’s are new again at the Fine Line Music Cafe

The Old 97’s are such a fixture on the Twin Cities concert calendar that I almost forgot to get excited for their November 12 gig at the Fine Line Music Cafe. A Tuesday night show, no big deal, just another of the band’s many recent runs through town—but these are guys I’ve listened to (Last.fm […]

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