Local Current Blog

March 18, 2014

Ecstattic compilation, Fire in the Northern Firs, and more Minnesota record releases this week

Jake Ilika and the Heavy Set: Jake Ilika and the Heavy Set EP [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=654490549 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] An experienced and multi-talented musician hailing from Winona, Jake Ilika’s live act ranges from intimate solo sets to expansive performances with his band, the Heavy Set. With the band, Ilika presents six gorgeous, thoughtful songs […]

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Barb Abney’s 20th Afghan-Whigs-iversary

Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of the first time I saw the Afghan Whigs live on stage. They were part of a quadruple-bill at Dayton, Ohio’s Hara Arena that also featured Guided By Voices, New Bomb Turks, and headliners the Breeders. A local TV legend, The Cool Ghoul, was the emcee for the event. My best […]

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