Local Current Blog

November 18, 2014

Hippo Campus, Brian Laidlaw, and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Hippo Campus Precocious local band Hippo Campus released Bashful Creatures today. The band have made a splash in the local scene even before their first release—placing second in this year’s City Pages Picked to Click poll. The ingredients that make up Hippo Campus’s brand of indie-pop are uplifting guitar work and danceable drumbeats. The band’s catchy sound doesn’t seem to wash […]

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Brian Laidlaw to release unique album/book combination with Nov. 20 show at the Walker Art Center

Local singer-songwriter Brian Laidlaw will release his new album on Nov. 20 at the Walker Art Center in a unique package of music that will also include a poetry book. For the verse and music celebration, Laidlaw will perform pieces from his new multimedia project Amoritorium. Released by Paper Darts Press, the vinyl LP of songs has a corresponding set of […]

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Today’s Music News: Bruce Springsteen begins bootlegging his own concerts

Bruce Springsteen, whose Live 1975-85 box is one of the best-selling live albums of all time, has launched an online store selling recordings of dozens of his recent shows—and he plans to expand the offerings significantly, reports fan site Backstreets. According to the CEO of Nugs.net, the service powering Springsteen’s new store, the Boss had long disdained […]

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