Local Current Blog

August 22, 2016

Music News: Coldplay and James Corden cover ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

On Sunday night at the Rose Bowl, Coldplay invited James Corden to join them onstage for a cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” It being Corden’s birthday, the band brought a cake out to give to the TV host after their duet. (Stereogum) Warpaint relocate Varsity gig Warpaint have relocated a planned Sept. 29 Varsity Theater show to […]

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Review and photos: The Local Show’s Artists to Watch

The Twin Cities enjoyed a bounty of concerts on Saturday night. Metallica rocked U.S. Bank Stadium; Wilco played Hall’s Island; Har Mar Superstar, Flume, Square Lake Music & Film Festival, and a half dozen other shows went down all over the metro. The Cedar, though, had an edge (plus written support from U.S. Representative Keith Ellison; read his letter […]

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Keith Ellison writes letter supporting Minnesota music

On Saturday night at the Cedar Cultural Center, ten up-and-coming local artists played The Local Show’s Artists to Watch showcase. In honor of the occasion, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison — whose congressional district includes the City of Minneapolis — penned a letter supporting the artists, and local music generally. The letter was read onstage at […]

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