Local Current Blog

July 11, 2014

Totally Gross National Party 2014 lineup announced: Allan Kingdom, Marijuana Deathsquads, debut of Taggert & Rosewood, more

Burgeoning local indie label Totally Gross National Product (TGNP) have officially announced their fifth annual Totally Gross National Party, which is slated for August 23 at Icehouse. This year’s edition of the label’s annual concert will feature performances by some of the label’s flagship acts, along with some new faces. The annual party has grown […]

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Este Haim opens up about her Prince obsession

Prince is our Local Current Artist of the Month this July, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. When Haim visited the Current’s studios in May, Este and Alana Haim talked about their passion for Prince—Este goes so far as to call it an “obsession”—and the time Alana thought the band were about to […]

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Trampled by Turtles debut new album at private Cedar show

Precision has long been an important part of Trampled by Turtles’ live show. The Duluth quintet have built their reputation on playing lightening-quick, shredding string music that tests the limits of bluegrass and pushes it toward heavy metal, and one of the most fascinating parts of watching them perform has been seeing how responsive they […]

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Video Premiere: “Ocean” by tiny deaths

Tiny deaths began as a collaboration between Claire de Lune and Grant Cutler back when Claire’s trio the Chalice—with Lizzo and Sophia Eris—were the toast of the local live music scene. Now the Chalice is on hiatus as its members focus on other projects: Lizzo’s solo career; GRRRL PRTY featuring Lizzo and Sophia Eris; and, […]

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