Local Current Blog

November 12, 2014

Picked to Click 2014: Allan Kingdom tops annual City Pages poll

This morning City Pages published the results of their annual Picked to Click poll, one of the most looked-to indicators of which up-and-coming local artists are making waves in the eyes of a panel of over 100 Minnesota music influentials. Music editor Reed Fischer stopped by our studios to reveal half of this year’s winners on […]

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9:30 Coffee Break: Elliott Smith

This morning we were joined by the director of the Elliott Smith documentary, “Heaven Adores You.” The conversation lead us to listen to some more songs from Elliott Smith and we decided that we may as well keep it going with your help. What Elliott Smith songs would you like to hear for today’s 9:30 […]

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Today’s Music News: Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang dies at 57

According to TMZ, rapper Big Bank Hank (Henry Jackson) of the Sugarhill Gang has died at 57, reportedly due to cancer. The Sugarhill Gang—whose original lineup comprised Big Bank Hank, Wonder Mike, and Master G, were the first hip-hop group to cross over to mainstream popularity, and their 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight” marked the unmistakable arrival of the new […]

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