Local Current Blog

January 30, 2014

Local Gig List: January 30-February 2

Thursday, January 30 First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2013 First Avenue, Minneapolis 7 p.m., $7, 18+ This annual tradition rounds up some of the best and brightest to emerge in the previous 12 months for a First Ave-curated showcase. Read Jay Gabler’s rundown of all seven acts playing this year, and see below for […]

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Mike Doughty reimagines lost Elliott Smith recordings as EDM

This week, former Soul Coughing lead singer and longtime solo artist Mike Doughty released three previously unheard Elliott Smith tracks, remixed into EDM songs. “In 1998, Elliott recorded some a-cappella vocals for me, specifically to sample and slice-and-dice over beats,” Doughty explained on his SoundCloud page. “They sat on a cassette for 16 years. I […]

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The end of Too Much Love and the rebirth of Sovietpanda

In the grand scheme of things, seven years isn’t all that long: it’s about as long as it takes to grow a Christmas tree. In the turbulent world of Minneapolis dance nights, though, the seven-year-old Too Much Love amounts to a towering sequoia. Since 2006, DJ Sovietpanda—known to his friends, family, and Glam Doll Donuts […]

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