Local Current Blog

February 27, 2015

10 new Twin Cities bands to watch

Like little spring chicks set to hatch, the Twin Cities music scene tends to burst forth with dozens upon dozens of new bands around this time of year. And one of the easiest ways to sort through all of these new hatchlings is the annual Are You Local? best-new-band contest hosted by Vita.mn, which asks […]

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Le Méridien Chambers rocks Wu-Tang-themed cocktails

Marin’s Library Bar, located in the Le Méridien Chambers hotel in downtown Minneapolis, recently debuted Negroni cocktail variations with names inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan. Lead barman Chad Larson’s “36 Chambers of Negroni” menu features six house Negronis: Ol’ Dirty, Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, RZA, Ghostface, and C.R.E.A.M. The cocktails range in price, up […]

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Listen: Peter Wolf Crier return with new track, ‘Don’t Leave’

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Peter Wolf Crier—the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen, who caused Minnesota to swoon with their intimate 2010 debut album Inter-Be and built on its success with 2011’s Garden of Arms. Now, Pisano and Moen are back with new music: “Don’t Leave” will appear on a new album, Plum Slump, […]

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‘Big Decisions’: Listen to new My Morning Jacket song co-written with Dan Wilson on Monday, March 2

On Wednesday morning, a studio version of My Morning Jacket‘s new single “Big Decisions” appeared on YouTube; according to YouTube credits, the song was co-written by Jim James with Minnesotan songwriter Dan Wilson. The song appears on My Morning Jacket’s forthcoming studio album. Set for official release next week, the track was posted yesterday to the […]

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Mighty Mofos, Trailer Trash, and more to play Dan Boardman benefit

On Mar. 14, a benefit for Dan Boardman will take place at the Eagles Club 34 in Minneapolis. The local music veteran was diagnosed with advanced stage pancreatic cancer this past November; proceeds from the benefit will support Boardman and his family. The benefit will include food, a silent auction, and music by special guests including […]

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