Local Current Blog

March 6, 2015

Musicians and visual artists team up at Public Functionary and the Soap Factory

Minnesota is known for its collaborative arts scene, in which hip-hop and folk bands can share the same bill and play a sold-out show. Musicians don’t just collaborate with each other, though, as evidenced by two upcoming shows at local art galleries. This spring, visual artists and musicians are joining forces to create multimedia presentations. In Minneapolis, Public Functionary […]

Read More

Women’s History Month: Minnesota’s early musical pioneers

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate we’re diving deep into the history of the influential women who helped build the Minnesota music scene with a series on Local Current and an all-female edition of The Local Show on Sunday, March 15. For the first hour-long installment on Local Current, I wanted to go back just […]

Read More

Replacements to release box set of complete studio recordings

Further fueling their comeback—and reports of a possible new album—the Replacements are reissuing their eight studio releases (seven albums and one EP) as a box set on Rhino. The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990, set for release on April 14, will contain Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (1981), Stink (1982), Hootenanny (1983), Let It Be (1984), Tim (1985), Pleased to […]

Read More