Local Current Blog

January 29, 2015

Behind First Avenue’s Stars: Hüsker Dü

2015 marks First Avenue’s 45th year of hosting stellar shows in the heart of Minneapolis. We are on a mission to tell the stories of performers whose names decorate the venue’s iconic Wall of Fame. Past features include Babes in Toyland, Har Mar Superstar, and OutKast. In the spirit of milestones, next up are Minnesota natives […]

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‘Morris Day and the HAIM’ to play Jimmy Kimmel on Feb. 9

2014 was a banner year for Minnesota artists on late-night TV (among them the Replacements, Jeremy Messersmith, Lizzo, and Trampled By Turtles)—and 2015 is starting with a bang, as Morris Day plays Jimmy Kimmel on Feb. 9. There’s a twist, though: the Minneapolis pop-funk legend will appear as part of a special mash-up series, and he’ll […]

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Watch Courtney Barnett’s new video ‘Pedestrian at Best’

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has been busy at work recording the follow-up to her 2013 Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. We’re pleased to present the video for “Pedestrian at Best,” the first single from Barnett’s new album recorded with producer Burke Reid. The new album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just […]

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Kanye West releases new ‘Only One’ video, directed by Spike Jonze

Kanye West has just released an intimate video for his single “Only One.” The song, a collaboration with Paul McCartney (who plays keyboards on the track), is a tribute both to Kanye’s late mother and to the artist’s young daughter North. North appears in the video, which is directed by Spike Jonze—the director behind such […]

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Today’s Music News: Buddy Holly hologram to go on tour

When the company Hologram USA recently announced a posthumous Liberace hologram tour, they promised that other artists were coming soon. Now, we have the next tour announcement: a Buddy Holly hologram tour, authorized by Holly’s widow, will kick off in 2016 with a show in the rocker’s native state of Texas. “I am so excited that my […]

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