Local Current Blog

August 11, 2015

Today’s Music News: Patti Smith’s memoir “Just Kids” to become Showtime series

Showtime president David Nevins announced that Patti Smith is collaborating with the cable network to create a limited-run TV series adaptation of her 2010 memoir Just Kids. The book focuses on Smith’s relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and includes stories of their run-ins with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and other luminaries.”The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom […]

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The last days of the Sound Gallery

“In 24 hours, I’m out,” said Jacob Grun. He stood in the Sound Gallery late last month, surveying the space on its second-to-last day. The recording studio has hosted artists from James Blake to Marijuana Deathsquads. The venue hosted rehearsals, recording sessions, and parties for local musicians. But on July 1, Grun received notice from the building’s owners; […]

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