Local Current Blog

October 8, 2014

The Bad Plus book annual holiday run at the Dakota Jazz Club

In its 15th fruitful year, fusion jazz trio the Bad Plus’ annual holiday series at the Dakota shows no sign of letting up. From Dec. 25-28, the innovative ensemble will knock out a whopping eight performances in four nights. Currently based in New York City, the Midwest natives originally planted their roots in Minneapolis circa 2000. […]

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Flasher, new project by former Goondas members, to debut at Oct. 30 Bedlam Lowertown event

Hunting for pre-Halloween festivities? Look no further: Free Range Music Cooperative will host a hodgepodge of Twin Cities performing arts at Bedlam Lowertown on Oct. 30. The event is a part of their Culture series, showcasing the diversity and cross-genre projects within the local scene. Established by Marcus Kar in 2011, Free Range Music Cooperative strives […]

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12 Rods announce reissue and reunion show at First Avenue

The eccentric and revered post-rock band 12 Rods—described by the Current’s David Campbell as “a music nerd’s dream and an A&R man’s nightmare”—have announced that they will reunite to play a show at First Avenue on January 16 to celebrate the reissue of their final album, Lost Time, on January 20, 2015. The show and album will […]

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Today’s Music News: BBC Music launches with all-star Beach Boys cover

Brian Wilson, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Elton John, Brian May of Queen, Jake Bugg, Kylie Minogue, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, One Direction, and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine were among 27 musicians who constituted a one-off supergroup known as “the Impossible Orchestra,” performing the Beach Boys‘ “God Only Knows” in the BBC’s first-ever pan-channel broadcast across all […]

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