Local Current Blog

May 21, 2015

The nine best quotes from the Replacements’ interview with the Guardian

As the Replacements head off on a short European tour, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson granted a long, career-spanning interview to The Guardian‘s Michael Hann, who calls the ‘Mats “one of the ur-bands of American rock—beloved by peers including R.E.M. and disciples such as Nirvana.” Here are nine great quotes from the interview. “There was a game that […]

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Review: Twin Peaks slam into the 7th Street Entry

Flailing about and playing keyboards with their faces, Twin Peaks have the kind of stage presence that throws a crowd into a real rock and roll show. Hailing from the Windy City, Twin Peaks took over the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night with other Midwestern rockers, the majority of whose members were young enough to sport […]

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Don’t take Soundset for granted

Let’s start this article with full disclosure. As someone who’s performed at and hosted Soundset a few times, put out albums jointly with Rhymesayers (RSE) and Soul Tools, and received support for the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip-Hop festival from RSE, my perspective is biased. Sorry, my friend, you aren’t going to get a disgruntled dissertation. […]

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