Local Current Blog

February 19, 2016

Music History Spotlight: Shangoya

With legendary bandleader Peter Nelson — who some call a local “godfather of calypso” — Shangoya gave the Twin Cities countless nights of dancing and paved the way for many Minnesota calypso and reggae bands. “There were no calypso bands in Iowa, none in South Dakota, maybe a couple in Wisconsin. But to have steel […]

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‘Night Flowers’: Tiny deaths blossom on new EP

Claire de Lune has experienced a considerable amount of heartbreak over the past year. Rather than floundering unproductively in her sorrow, the lead singer of tiny deaths instead turned that anguish into an inspired, emotional new EP, Night Flowers. De Lune has once again partnered with producer and electronic maestro Grant Cutler for a deeply […]

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