Local Current Blog

October 20, 2015

Today’s Music News: ‘Janie’s Got a Bun’: Aerosmith drummer to open very punny Maine restaurant

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is opening a “Rockin’ and Roastin’ Cafe & Restaurant” at a ski resort town in Maine, and the planned menu items make unsubtle reference to the new restaurateur’s musical history. Among the items announced so far: “Janie’s Got a Bun” and “Livin’ on a Wedge.” (Boston Magazine) Adele has shared an update on […]

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Twin Cities promoter and publisher Mark Fogarty passes away

In the words of Jake Heinitz, “If there is something cool going on in the city, he probably had something to do with it.” You might not recognize Mark Fogarty’s name or even his face—he remained so entrenched behind the scenes that he refused to operate personal social media accounts, much less broadcast any of […]

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Father You See Queen, Katy Vernon, Kill the Vultures, and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Father You See Queen: Father You See Queen Father You See Queen’s new single “Simone” is a wonderful mixture of lo-fi, minimalism, and experimentation. The vocals bring the rhythm before the drum track comes snapping and popping, taking it from there. It’s the stripped-down production style of thestand4rd, but more delicate and whimsical. The duo […]

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Aw Jeez! MPR launches new ‘Fargo’ podcast

Last year, FX debuted Fargo: a TV series inspired by the Coen Brothers’ 1996 movie. The show was a hit, and a second season has just begun. To help shed light on this fast-moving and fascinating crime series set in Minnesota, MPR News has launched a weekly podcast called “Aw Jeez.” In each episode, Tracy Mumford […]

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