Local Current Blog

June 29, 2015

Today’s Music News: Madison Square Garden served meatballs at ‘100% meat-free’ Morrissey concert

Madison Square Garden agreed to go entirely vegetarian for Morrissey‘s Saturday night show, and most of the historic arena’s vendors did in fact go meatless—but due to what the venue calls “an oversight,” there was quite a lot of meat served in the venue’s corporate suites. Gothamist has photos of brisket sandwiches, meatballs, chicken fingers, and sushi available […]

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Review: My Morning Jacket and Hippo Campus enthrall Northrop

My Morning Jacket gave an ethereal performance Friday night at Northrop. Jim James and the rest of the band seemed to have been graced by the rock gods. The band’s two-hour set seemed infinite—full of stellar guitar solos, bashing drums, and powerful lyrics. The openers, hometown heroes Hippo Campus (who have been touring all summer), gave an equally […]

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Jessica Hopper’s advice to young music journalists

Twice each year, The Current hosts a professional development event for college-student music journalists that write for the Local Current blog, also known as the college contributors. Last fall’s College Contributors Day served as a chance for the writers to meet each other and local music journalists (both at the Current and other various publications), as well as […]

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