Local Current Blog

September 4, 2016

Ten things you need to know about André Cymone

This week’s Local Show features an interview and performance from André Cymone. Before we dive in Sunday at 6 p.m., here are a few key facts to get you properly acquainted with the artist, who grew up contributing to the Minneapolis Sound.  1. As a young musician in the midst of the growing Minneapolis Sound, […]

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Review and photos: Weezer, the Struts, Fury Things offer quintessential rock show at Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

Saturday night at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand proved to be a testimony to fervent rock and roll. The Current’s Music-on-a-Stick this year featured headliner Weezer, with supporting acts the Struts and Fury Things. They all performed with a manic level of energy, while each showcased their own unique brand of unhinged, enthusiastic rock and […]

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The Revolution say goodbye (for now) to First Avenue, with third epic show

I was eight years old when Purple Rain came out, and it didn’t seem strange to me that Prince was from Minnesota. Everyone important, it seemed, was from Minnesota. Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Future president (or so we thought) Walter Mondale. Herb Brooks. Why wouldn’t Prince’s purple house be in Chanhassen? Of course, I later learned, it was highly unusual for […]

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All of the songs sampled on Bon Iver’s ’22, A Million’

Many aspects of Bon Iver’s new album 22, A Million were discussed in detail at a press conference in downtown Eau Claire on Friday night, but one thing that kept coming up again and again was how many different artists inspired Justin Vernon during the creation of this record. Evidence of those inspirations can literally […]

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