Local Current Blog

January 26, 2016

Music News: Rostam Batmanglij quits Vampire Weekend

“I’m no longer a member of VW,” writes Rostam Batmanglij on Twitter — referring to Vampire Weekend, the band he co-founded and has been an integral member of for the past decade. Batmanglij indicates there’s no ill will; he intends to continue working with the band’s frontman Ezra Koenig on music including new Vampire Weekend tracks, but he’s […]

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Review: In Minneapolis, Black Sabbath welcome The End

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It brought three of the founding members of the “greatest metal band of all time” together on “one final tour” — or so the band insists. It also brought herds of black-clad fans to Target Center on Monday night for one last chance to experience Geezer Butler’s sludgy bass, Tony Iommi’s command […]

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Morris Day and the Time to play Paisley Park on Friday

Hot on the heels of a “gala weekend” featuring his first-ever solo piano performances as well as a Larry Graham show and a dance party, Prince is opening the doors of Paisley Park to his onscreen arch-rivals Morris Day and the Time. Though Prince himself is not on the bill, the show represents a reunion for Prince […]

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