Local Current Blog

January 27, 2015

L7 original lineup announces reunion, after 14 years

A month after suggesting they might reunite, the original lineup of L7 have made it official: they’re getting the band back together after 14 years apart. In a Facebook post, the band enthusiastically announced their reunion for two European festival dates and a fan-funded documentary. Just hours after the announcement, nearly $20,000 has been pledged […]

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Drone Not Drones: Your complete guide to our 28-hour broadcast

Things are about to get droney on our Local Current stream. Beginning tonight at midnight and ending at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, Local Current will be streaming the full 28 hours of last year’s Drone Not Drones charity concert. The concert took place Feb. 7-8 of last year, raising money and awareness for Doctors Without Borders. The second […]

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Today’s Music News: Sam Smith says Tom Petty similarities were a ‘complete coincidence’

As we reported earlier, Sam Smith and the co-writers of Smith’s hit “Stay With Me” have agreed to share songwriting royalties with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne due to strong similarities between “Stay With Me” and Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” Smith’s rep has elaborated on the settlement, telling Rolling Stone that the similarities between the […]

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