Local Current Blog

January 6, 2015

Artists’ Quarter reborn as Vieux Carre

After sitting empty for a year, downtown St. Paul jazz venue the Artists’ Quarter has reopened its doors under the new name Vieux Carre. It is now owned and operated by Minneapolis’s Dakota Jazz Club. The beloved basement club was named after New Orleans’s historic French Quarter; the name is meant to translate to “old quarter” in honor of the […]

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Burn Fetish, White Boyfriend, and more of this week’s Minnesota record releases

Burn Fetish [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=2440593425 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] It’s a new year, and local noise-rock trio Burn Fetish are starting the year off with the release of their Animal EP. Calling Burn Fetish a noise-rock trio is as close to a concise description as you can get. There are bluesy roots on the track “This […]

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Today’s Music News: Kanye fans pretend not to know who Paul McCartney is, everyone freaks out

Tongue-in-cheek tweets by Kanye West fans stirred a minor panic among Beatles fans who thought that some young tweeters actually didn’t know who Kanye’s latest collaborator—Paul McCartney—is. Both The Mirror U.K. and Good Morning America stirred the pot by reporting on the the story. “WHO IS PAUL MCCARTNEY?” read a GMA feed. “KANYE’S FANS DON’T KNOW THE BEATLE.” Maybe […]

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