Local Current Blog

February 24, 2015

Today’s Music News: Yoko Ono to critics: Can I live?

Bob Dylan‘s not the only venerable musician who’s sick of having his distinctive singing style attacked: Yoko Ono has published a scathing rejoinder to her critics. “DON’T STOP ME!” reads the headline of the post on her website, which goes on to say, “Let me be free. Let me be me! Don’t make me old, with […]

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Hotelecaster, Moving Parts, Natalie Lovejoy and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Hotelecaster: Farther Fewer [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=163845790 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] The guys of Hotelecaster are putting out their Farther Fewer EP on Friday, and will be celebrating at Icehouse with Gramma’s Boyfriend (the pop-post-punk outfit fronted by Haley Bonar, often in a colorful bodysuit). The quartet features members from an array of local bands: Warehouse […]

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Hippo Campus sign to Grand Jury, release new video

Minneapolis stars-on-the-rise Hippo Campus just announced that they’ve signed with Grand Jury—a move that earned the boys a nod from NME today—and that the respected New York label will re-release their debut EP Bashful Creatures on May 5, 2015. Another EP is also forthcoming, and expected to be released this spring. The band has ascended quickly […]

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Mill City Sound: New Hopkins record store contributing to vinyl boom

Yesterday evening was overcast and grey, but it was cheerful and bustling inside Mill City Sound as a convoy of staff from The Current pulled up to the 115-year-old storefront in downtown Hopkins. We’d been hearing a lot about Rob Sheely’s new record store, and we wanted to see what all the excitement was about. […]

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