Local Current Blog

April 16, 2015

Today’s Music News: Replacements co-headlining Converse festival in Boston

The Replacements are among the headliners of the Converse-sponsored Rubber Tracks Live festival, taking place in Boston from April 27 through May 1. The ‘Mats will play on April 27, along with Dinosaur Jr., in a performance sandwiched in among others on their spring “By Unpopular Demand” tour. Other acts at the five-day festival include Slayer, Passion Pit, […]

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Hip-hop at AWP: Dessa, P.O.S, Adrian Matejka, and Kevin Beacham discuss the written and the spoken word

Last week, thousands of authors met up in Minneapolis for the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference (also known simply as “AWP”); while many panels and readings delighted the crowds, one of the highlights of the conference featured local artists Dessa and P.O.S, as well as agile poet Adrian Matejka and hip-hop expert/Rhymesayers […]

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