Local Current Blog

September 26, 2014

My top ten cassette memories

This Saturday, Sept. 27, is the inaugural Cassette Store Day. It’s inspired many to think back on their many audiocassette memories. Here are ten of mine. The “Scream’r” blank cassettes. Each had a nose printed on it so that the two spools looked like eyes, which I thought was awesome. My first two pre-recorded cassettes, […]

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Thom Yorke releases new album via BitTorrent

The element of surprise is turning out to be increasingly popular among major artists. Beyoncé dropped her new album out of nowhere last December, U2 gave Songs of Innocence to half a billion iTunes users earlier this month—and now Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has suddenly released a new eight-song album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, via the download service BitTorrent. […]

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Caravan du Nord 2014: Minnesota musicians hit the road for entertainment and education

The Minnesota Music Coalition’s Caravan du Nord is trekking across our great state once again beginning Sept. 26. This traveling showcase of Minnesota musicians will embark on a journey though Austin, Detroit Lakes, Red Wing, Faribault, and Duluth. Historic theaters in each city will host music artists for full-day slates of performances, workshops, and community engagement. The lineup […]

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