Local Current Blog

March 24, 2016

Music News: Northern Minnesota Ojibwe rappers featured in Apple Music documentary

Apple Music and Vice have launched a music documentary series called The Score. The series will explore music across the country, and the first episode, “Reservation Rap,” spotlights Ojibwe hip-hop artists from northern Minnesota. Baby Shel, Tall Paul, Thomas X, and Left Field appear in the two-part documentary, which clocks in at just under 20 minutes and is now streaming […]

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Watch Gaelynn Lea join Lucius onstage at First Avenue

Last night, Lucius played a sold-out concert at First Avenue’s Mainroom, and they welcomed a local guest onstage: none other than Gaelynn Lea, the Duluth singer-songwriter who recently made national headlines when she won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. Lucius’s Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe were both judges in the contest. “Hers was the one melody […]

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Music History Spotlight: Astronaut Wife

Christian Erickson remembers the moment he realized he was in a band. Gathered in a practice room, Angela Orluck, Amy Turaney and Janey Winterbauer began crafting harmonies for Erickson’s “Cape Canaveral.” Originally, Erickson had just planned for them to sing in some of the different tracks he had written, but he knew he was witnessing something […]

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