Local Current Blog

January 12, 2016

Bridget Bennett’s ten favorite concert photos of 2015

10. Decorated with what looked like the cheapest decorations you could get at Party America, France Camp’s release show was fantastically weird. Jay, pictured above, failed in his coordination of a raffle to let a crowd member smash a guitar. He then handed the guitar off to a friend who gladly destroyed it. This was […]

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Ask a Cool Person: Jon Jon Scott

Each week on the Local Show, we’ll meet a new person from the Minnesota music community who has some fresh discoveries to share in a feature called “Ask a Cool Person.” These people will come from all corners of the scene, including record store clerks, recording studio engineers and producers, artists, writers, bookers, photographers, and […]

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‘Teen Idol’: New play tells the story of Bobby Vee

The day the music died — when a plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson crashed in Clearlake, Iowa — was also the day that a new young performer from Fargo would begin his rise to fame. That night, 15-year-old Bobby Vee replaced the lost stars in their scheduled performance, and […]

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