Local Current Blog

October 28, 2014

Justin Vernon-curated Eaux Claires Festival coming to western Wisconsin in July 2015

The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, a new outdoor event dreamed up by Justin Vernon and organized by the production team behind the independent-minded Boston Calling festival, passed through its final round of permit approvals tonight and is officially slated to take place in Eau Claire on July 17 and 18, 2015. The Bon Iver frontman tapped Crashline Productions to […]

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Chris Koza, Laulu, Dave Ray: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Chris Koza: In Real Time [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=3624859593 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] Rouge Valley’s Chris Koza has a new album. In Real Time reaches into the past trying to grasp onto something human. On the track “Radio Wave,” for example Koza’s struggle to accept technology’s grasp on the world makes for a compelling theme […]

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Today’s Music News: Beats Music to merge with iTunes

As digital download sales plummet—along with sales of physical music formats, excluding vinyl—Apple is focusing on streaming as the future of its music services. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple will re-launch Beats Music (which it now owns) next year as a part of iTunes rather than a standalone service. On the one-year anniversary […]

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