Local Current Blog

April 26, 2016

Music News: Prince collaborators record ‘Welcome 2 Minneapolis’ song as homage

Cory Wong, a guitarist and a co-founder of Secret Stash Records, has released a new song called “Welcome 2 Minneapolis.” The instrumental jam, which Wong says he created for his own “coping/celebrating [Prince’s] funkness” in the wake of Prince’s death last week, features musicians who have collaborated with Prince — including Sonny T, Michael Bland, Tommy Barbarella, and Ryan Liestman. […]

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The Revolution, in wake of Prince’s death, announce reunion

In the wake of Prince’s death at age 57, the Revolution have announced a reunion. “We have decided, after spending three or four days now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” says Wendy Melvoin in a video shared by Revolution bassist Brown Mark. No […]

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The Cactus Blossoms, Sharon Van Etten, and others appear on ‘Twin Peaks’ cast list

Several artists familiar to The Current’s audience showed up on the just-released cast list of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival. Since the revival news broke over a year ago, scanty details have emerged, so this is a welcome look into the episodes to come. The cast list includes the Cactus Blossoms (Minnesotan brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum), Sharon Van Etten, […]

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Court document: Prince did not leave a will, has six potential heirs

This morning, Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson filed a document with the Carver County District Court stating that the late music legend did not leave a will. The document, a petition to appoint a special administrator of Prince’s estate, lists six surviving members of his immediate family, as well as one predeceased half-sister. Tyka Nelson, 55, […]

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