Local Current Blog

December 24, 2014

First Avenue announces Best New Bands of 2014 lineup

First Avenue has announced the lineup for its next annual showcase of the best new local bands. PaviElle, Sam Cassidy, Suzie, tiny deaths, Warey, and ZuluZuluu will take the Mainroom stage on Saturday, Jan. 17. The show will be hosted by the Current’s David Campbell; Aaron Bolton of Radio K, who also writes our weekly […]

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Why is Christmas music so depressing?

It’s the most melancholy time of the year! Have yourself a bleak little Christmas. Jingle bells, jingle bells, we’re all going to hell. If you read between the lines of so many of our most beloved Christmas classics, there is an undeniable darkness at the core of the holiday canon that is supposed to bring us […]

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Relive the New Standards’ 8th Annual Holiday Show

With eight years under their belt, the New Standards Holiday Show has become Twin Cities tradition. Year after year, the New Standards’ Chan Poling, John Munson Steve Roehm delivery a Holiday Show like no other. They say it best: “Audiences have come to expect a show that combines swinging renditions of classic holiday tunes with […]

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Today’s Music News: Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ remade as a Christmas album

Taking the concept of a parody song to a new level, the group Local Business Comedy have remade Kanye West‘s entire Yeezus album as a Christmas album. That’s right, the entire album. Listen below—but heads-up, despite the seasonal subject matter, the language is just as NSFW as the original. After a long, strange, sad odyssey, the remains of Casey Kasem […]

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