Local Current Blog

August 21, 2016

Music News: Tragically Hip say goodbye as Justin Trudeau pays tribute

With frontman Gord Downie facing terminal brain cancer, the Tragically Hip played their final show Saturday night in Kingston, Ont. Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau was on hand to pay tribute. (Pitchfork) Read Jim McGuinn’s story about taking a road trip to Winnipeg to see a show on the band’s goodbye tour. Frank Ocean album finally drops It’s finally […]

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Review and photos: Metallica rocks U.S. Bank Stadium

The first time Metallica performed in the Twin Cities was Feb. 6, 1985. They performed at First Ave (or, according to a t-shirt listing every Twin Cities show they’ve done, “The First Avenue”) in support of the Ride the Lightning album. Thirty-one years later, the metal monsters rolled into town for a show just down the road from […]

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Review and photos: Wilco charm Minneapolis at Hall’s Island

Broadcast update: Tune in on Friday September 9, 2016 at 10 p.m. CST to hear the concert from Hall’s Island again. Last night, Wilco and Kurt Vile delighted concertgoers at Hall’s Island in Northeast Minneapolis. Despite the weather, people happily braved the drizzle for a chance to see Wilco perform in the Twin Cities once […]

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