Local Current Blog

September 15, 2015

Today’s Music News: Metallica-branded Budweiser is coming to Quebec

91,000 cans of Metallica-branded Budweiser are coming to Quebec, commemorating the band’s Sept. 14 and 16 Quebec City shows—which will be the last in the slated-for-demolition Colisée Pepsi and the first in the new Centre Vidéotron, respectively, so they’re kind of a big deal for Quebecois. Metallica Budweiser will arrive in stores (in Quebec) starting Sept. 28. […]

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Motion City Soundtrack, Carroll, L’Assassins, Sarah Morris, Brian Casey: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Motion City Soundtrack: Panic Stations The alt pop-punk five-piece Motion City Soundtrack are releasing their sixth studio album Panic Stations via Epitaph Friday. For those who share in giddy anticipation of three more days until new wailing vocals and now classic ‘00s top-40 guitar riffs, click above to watch the video-game-themed “It’s A Pleasure To Meet […]

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Vinyl Shirt Club to ship record store shirts to mailboxes each month

Starting today, vinyl enthusiasts can purchase a monthly subscription to a series of t-shirts, each one featuring a different logo from record stores across America, from the Vinyl Shirt Club. Missouri-based husband and wife team Lea and Ashley Bailes created the Vinyl Shirt Club after revisiting record stores and falling in love with vinyl culture. The shirts […]

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Kim Bartmann to help Bedlam Theatre book “big music shows”

Bedlam Theatre has always embraced live music among their multimedia offerings, so many local music fans were concerned to learn of the “urgent” financial situation the organization says it faces just over a year after opening its Lowertown location. Now, well-known restaurateur Kim Bartmann says she’s stepping up her advisory role with Bedlam, and promises big things—musical and […]

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