Local Current Blog

May 16, 2016

Music News: Sinead O’Connor safe after Chicago disappearance

Sinead O’Connor is safe after disappearing in Chicago. When the singer didn’t return from a Sunday morning bike ride in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, a concerned acquaintance reported her absence to the police, who classified her as “missing suicidal” until she was located early Monday afternoon. The incident is the latest in a string […]

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Art-A-Whirl music 2016: Where the bands are (and when)

From May 20-22, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association will celebrate its 21st annual Art-A-Whirl. This open-studio tour remains the largest in America, featuring hundreds of artists and exhibits. It’s also become an unofficial music festival, showcasing dozens of concerts by local musicians. (What’s more, one art exhibit is entirely dedicated to Prince.) A few of […]

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Review: Devendra Banhart and friends bring ‘Wind Grove Mind Alone’ to the Walker Art Center

Beneath the McGuire Theater’s ornate black balconies, Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart and a handful of other artists (selected by Banhart himself) played “Wind Grove Mind Alone,” a two-night, sold-out concert series at the Walker Art Center. Genres ranged from Spanish folk to avant-garde, electronica to spoken word, making the shows perfect candidates for the Liquid Music series. Friday: Devendra […]

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