Local Current Blog

March 15, 2016

Music News: Malcolm McLaren’s son to burn $7 million of punk memorabilia

Joe Corré, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, says he will conduct a public, ceremonial burning of his personal collection of punk memorabilia — valued at $7 million. Corré says he’s protesting the official Year of Punk that’s been declared to celebrate the 40th anniversary of punk. “The Queen giving 2016, the […]

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Listen: Caroline Smith and Gigamesh cover Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’

Given that Minneapolis has been proudly celebrating its history with the majestic Ms. Jackson, it’s apt that Caroline Smith has joined forces with local dance music artist Gigamesh for a cover of Jackson’s 1986 hit “Control.” On their version, Gigamesh and Smith channel an ’80s vibe of a different color — with sparkling synths and a bouncing beat. Gigamesh […]

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