Local Current Blog

June 10, 2016

Friday Five: Sean Anonymous, Soundset recap, and more new Minnesota music videos

Sean Anonymous, “Invisible Ink” Sean Anonymous dropped a surprise video this week, making killer song “Invisible Ink” feel even more confessional with black-and-white close-ups galore. Nicholas Perez directs, and Dimitry Killstorm is on the beat. Recap of Soundset 2016 The verses have been rapped, the blogs have been written, and the recap has been released; this video closes the book on […]

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DeM atlaS takes the mic as Local Current DJ in Residence

Now in its second year, Local Current’s DJ in Residence program is an opportunity for The Current to invite local musicians to take over our all-Minnesota music stream and share their favorite stories and music from the local music scene. So far, Local Current’s DJ in Residence roster has included Mark Mallman, Tess Weinberg (Murder […]

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‘Land Speed Record’: Grant Hart and Chris Larson bring Hüsker Dü memories to Walker Art Center

Several members of Minnesota’s punk royalty came out on Thursday night to celebrate the opening of Chris Larson’s installation Land Speed Record — including Frances Gumm’s Paul D. Dickinson, who I encountered standing on the Walker Art Center’s rooftop terrace, drinking a beer. “I’ve always liked the Entry,” he said, looking out at the downtown Minneapolis […]

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GRRRL PRTY to say goodbye at Rock the Garden

They released two assertive, high-energy EPs; they worked with über-respected producers; they showed just how quick and commanding women can be; now, they’re about to say goodbye. GRRRL PRTY — rappers Lizzo, Manchita, and Sophia Eris, plus DJ Shannon Blowtorch — are breaking up this month, aiming to keep up with their artistic growth and their […]

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