Local Current Blog

February 25, 2015

Today’s Music News: Sam Smith, Royal Blood score big at Brit Awards

The Brit Awards—widely regarded at the British Grammys—were held on Wednesday, and though for Minnesota music fans the huge news was local MC Allan Kingdom joining Kanye West on stage for a song debut, the big winners in terms of awards were Sam Smith and Royal Blood. Smith won Global Success and British Breakthrough Act, while Royal Blood […]

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Someone hacked a limb off of U2’s Joshua tree

The music world has been buzzing today with news that a Joshua tree—the Joshua tree, for music fans—has been vandalized. Someone’s hacked a limb off of the tree made iconic by Anton Corbijn’s photography for U2’s classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree, apparently to claim an inch-thick slice as a souvenir. That’s a sad, simple story—but […]

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Calamity and the Owl to record live album at Hell’s Kitchen

This Friday, Feb. 27, local roots-inflected band Calamity and the Owl will record their first live album, at Hell’s Kitchen. In an e-mail, band member Raquel Sidie-Wagner explained that the decision came as a result of the residency the band had at Hell’s Kitchen this past year. Given the high quality sound system and excellent sound engineers, Sidie-Wagner wrote, […]

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