Local Current Blog

November 4, 2016

Photos from Paisley Park: The NPG Music Club

With Paisley Park officially open for tours after some unsure times in October, the estate held a media tour day on Wednesday, November 2. Many reports have already shared words on what Prince’s home is like, but for this tour, Paisley Park promised something almost unprecedented: the chance to take photos inside four rooms. MPR […]

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Is Minneapolis techno having a renaissance?

If you’re like most people who live in the area, you probably have no idea that the Minneapolis house and techno scene is on fire. Who could blame you? The music has always been an inherently underground art form. The songs don’t lend themselves to airplay. There are no catchy hooks or instant payoffs; each song […]

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Friday Five: Sims, Pert Near Sandstone, and more new Minnesota music videos

Sims, “Brutal Dance” Sims and James Gundersen (direction/camera/edit/VFX) get it right with this project’s whippy iceberg flair. “Brutal Dance” is off Sims’s new album, More Than Ever, and it’s one of the best local videos of the year. Pert Near Sandstone, “Animal Instinct” More brand-new music! Roots quintet Pert Near Sandstone (mandolinist/fiddler Nate Sipe, banjo player Kevin […]

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