Local Current Blog

April 2, 2015

Today’s Music News: Pharrell Williams is working on new Missy Elliott music

Pharrell Williams stopped by The Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon about his current projects—including work with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and, yes, Missy Elliott. Williams and Fallon also performed as the fictitious 80s R&B duo “Afro & Deziak.” (Billboard) An appropriately strange charity tribute concert to David Lynch in Los Angeles featured performances by Duran Duran (Lynch directed a concert film featuring […]

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2015 Minnesota Music Summit to feature great music and good advice

The Minnesota Music Coalition‘s annual Minnesota Music Summit is coming to the Amsterdam Bar & Hall and McNally Smith College of Music next weekend (April 9-11), with a packed lineup of concerts, artist workshops, video screenings, industry panels, mentoring sessions, networking events, and a keynote address by Dar Williams. The Current’s Local Show host, David Campbell, will […]

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Cloud Cult debut the trailer for their new film, ‘Unplug’

Some shows are so powerful that they feel like they will live on in our minds and hearts forever. For Cloud Cult, a trio of intimate acoustic shows they performed in Minneapolis back in December 2013 were such a smash success that they have been carefully recorded and preserved for posterity in a new film, Unplug. Filmed at the […]

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