Local Current Blog

August 17, 2015

Today’s Music News: Watch CHVRCHES’ new video for “Leave a Trace”

CHVRCHES have released an evocative new video for their song “Leave a Trace.” The song will appear on the band’s new album Every Open Eye, due out Sept. 25. (Pitchfork) After the video’s release, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry responded forcefully to negative comments made by some users of the site 4chan regarding Mayberry’s appearance in the video. […]

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Photos: Summer Set crowds brave the heat for scorching sets

Amid hot and volatile weather, this year’s electro-centric Summer Set Music & Camping Festival had its ups and down but definitely had a lot to offer. This weekend featuredacts ranging from local jam bands to old-school hip-hop acts to Top 40 hitmakers. Summer Set is becoming one of the area’s biggest annual music festivals, and it’s clear that […]

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When the world talks about First Avenue, what does it say?

When a chunk of First Avenue’s ceiling collapsed Wednesday evening, the story was covered by media outlets across the country and beyond. How is this Minneapolis institution seen by people outside of Minnesota? The coverage gave us an opportunity to find out. Unsurprisingly, mentions of Purple Rain were all but mandatory; the Replacements and Hüsker Dü also […]

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