Local Current Blog

July 21, 2015

Today’s Music News: All-star cast to perform Big Star’s ‘Third’ at First Avenue

An all-star group of musicians will perform a special orchestrated rendition of Big Star‘s 1978 album Third (later reissued as Sister Lovers) at First Avenue on Sept. 30. The musicians—including Big Star member Jody Stephens, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), and Chris Stamey (the dB’s)—first reconstructed the album’s intricate arrangements in 2010, and have been performing the album at venues around […]

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Arrowhead Music Experience: New camp planned for ‘Dylan country’

Country, folk and bluegrass fans are promised an “immersive music camp” atmosphere this September in “the land of Dylan.” The first two Arrowhead Music Experiences will feature workshops led by renowned singer-songwriters in northern Minnesota near Virginia and Biwabik, an area that influenced Dylan songs like “North Country Blues.” Minneapolis-based organizers Scott Schuler and Molly Maher say the camp is modeled after other […]

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Chris Koza, Jillian Rae, and more to play batteryboy’s third and final Southern Theater Sessions

On July 31 and Aug. 1, Cobey Rouse of batteryboy will be curating a final set of special sessions at the Southern Theater. The third annual sessions will feature intimate, one-of-a-kind performances from batteryboy, Chris Koza, Al Church, Jillian Rae, Joey Ryan, Erik Koskinen, and Moon and Pollution. These sessions are a distinctive experience for listeners […]

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