Local Current Blog

August 22, 2014

Here’s your first glimpse of the reunited Babes in Toyland

Nearly 14 years after playing their final show, Babes in Toyland have quietly reassembled and started rehearsing in North Hollywood, California—and this week we got our first look at the reunited group. Founder and lead singer Kat Bjelland, drummer Lori Barbero, and bassist Maureen Herman (who joined the group after Michelle Leon’s departure in 1992) started discussing […]

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Molly Kate Kestner talks about staying grounded—and starting college—after 10 million YouTube views

This past spring, Molly Kate Kestner—an 18-year-old high school senior in Austin, Minnesota—captured the hearts of millions of people with a wildly popular video, recorded off the cuff with a cracked iPhone, of herself singing and playing her original song “His Daughter.” The song, about a young girl who transcends a turbulent family situation thanks […]

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10 iconic musical moments at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone at the Minnesota State Fair. That goes for music fans, as well. In addition to plenty of free shows that take place throughout the fairgrounds every year, high profile acts and entertainers have been performing at the Grandstand since 1962. Even though the Grandstand […]

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Today’s Music News: London is building an Amy Winehouse statue

“Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever,” says Mitch Winehouse, father of the late Amy Winehouse, in reference to a bronze sculpture of the songstress that will be unveiled in Camden Town, London on Sept. 14: the date that would have been Amy’s 31st birthday. (Billboard) The pathbreaking Swedish experimental dance-pop […]

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