Local Current Blog

July 28, 2015

Today’s Music News: Willie Nelson and friends announce Farm Aid 30 in Chicago

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews will welcome an all-star lineup to Farm Aid’s 30th anniversary concert on Sept. 19 in Chicago. Among the other big names: Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mavis Staples. (Billboard) On Sunday, police in Renville County, Minnesota, arrested Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin after he forced them to give chase at speeds […]

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Homeless and Big Cats’ ‘Polar Bear Rug,’ and more of this week’s Minnesota record releases

Homeless & Big Cats: Polar Bear Rug [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=2424015041 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] Local producer Big Cats works with a menagerie of local talent—most notably rappers Toki Wright and Guante—and this summer he’s teaming up with poet, writer, and rapper Ryan Kopperud, whose moniker is “Homeless,” for their debut collaboration together, The Polar […]

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Doomtree Zoo coming to CHS Field this October

When Doomtree proclaimed last fall that their 10th annual multi-night Blowout at First Avenue would be their “Last Blowout Ever,” many wondered what the powerhouse hip-hop crew would conjure up next. It turns out we didn’t have to wait very long to find out: Today, the seven-piece group announced the Doomtree Zoo, an outdoor festival […]

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