Local Current Blog

July 1, 2014

Bob Dylan acetate trove unearthed in Greenwich Village

In a remarkable discovery related to one of Minnesota’s greatest musicians, California record collector Jeff Gold—a former Warner Bros. executive who now runs a music memorabilia business called Recordmecca—has purchased a previously unknown trove of 149 acetate records pressed during the making of Bob Dylan’s albums Nashville Skyline (1969), Self Portrait (1970), and New Morning (1970). Gold announced the find […]

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Doomtree releasing 500-page, career-spanning photo book

Just in time for their performance at MN Music-on-a-Stick on Saturday, August 30 (where they’ll play alongside Brother Ali, Bob Mould, Cloud Cult, Har Mar Superstar, and the Cactus Blossoms at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand), Doomtree have announced that they’ll self-release a massive 500-page book on August 26. Doomtree: Every Single Day promises to include glossy photos from […]

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Allan Kingdom, the Jayhawks, Owl City, Cavalier Crooks: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Allan Kingdom: Future Memoirs With little warning, over the weekend Allan Kingdom decided to drop his new record Future Memoirs. The album features intricate rhymes, catchy hooks, and great features—including Internet mystery Spooky Black on the track “Wavey” and some production work from Ryan Olson (Poliça, GAYNGS, Marijuana Deathsquads). No release show has yet been announced. The Jayhawks: […]

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Artist of the Month: Prince

When you live in Minnesota, trying to understand the magnitude of Prince’s accomplishment is kind of like trying to talk about the sun when you’re standing on it. Here’s a story that helped me get my mind around the extent of Prince’s musical celebrity. When Michael Jackson agreed to play a set of wildly-anticipated comeback […]

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