Local Current Blog

June 5, 2014

Local Gig List: June 5-8, 2014

Thursday, June 5 #MPLS Album-Release Show Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis 7:30 p.m., $10 adv/$15 door, 18+ With a little funk, a little R&B, a little rock, and a lot of influence from the founders of the Minneapolis Sound, #MPLS offer a fresh take on soulful party music on their debut album, HELLO. Sample the […]

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Heliotrope X: Experimental music festival celebrates ten years with a three-day lineup at Intermedia Arts

The Heliotrope Festival is an annual event spotlighting underground and experimental music in Minnesota; this year, the festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a three-day lineup (Thursday-Saturday, June 5-7) that includes dozens of artists. I spoke by phone with Richard Barlow and Erik Wivinus, who were among the festival’s founders and continue to serve as […]

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400 Bar’s move to Mall of America begins with the Beatles

Mall of America‘s fourth floor is temporarily home to the bass drum Ringo Starr played on The Ed Sullivan Show and John Lennon’s first pair of yellow-tinted spectacles, but the most eye-popping exhibit for many Minnesota music fans will be the sign painted on the wall across from Cantina #1: a giant blue-and-white 400 Bar logo, […]

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