Local Current Blog

January 28, 2017

The Current’s 12th Birthday Party, night one: jeremy messersmith, Joseph, Strand of Oaks, Black Market Brass, Jay Smart

Celebrations for The Current’s 12th birthday kicked off Friday night with the first of two nights of shows in First Avenue’s Mainroom. The lineup featured three local acts — Jay Smart, Black Market Brass, and jeremy messersmith — as well as Strand of Oaks and Joseph, who are based in Philadelphia and Oregon, respectively. The […]

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Local musicians celebrate ZULUZULUU

2016 was the year of ZULUZULUU in Minnesota music. The band — composed by MMYYKK, Proper T, Greg Grease, DJ Just Nine, ∆RT P∆RTÉ and Trelly Mo — actually formed years ago, putting out a song called “Let It Go” in 2014. But soon after they released their debut album in June 2016, they became one […]

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‘Time heals’ for Roma di Luna, who’ve scheduled first show in nearly six years

These days, it’s most common to hear Channy Leaneagh’s voice alongside turbulent production and crashing drums. As a key instrument of Poliça — her band with Chris Bierden (bass), Ben Ivascu (drums), Drew Christopherson (drums), and Ryan Olson (studio production) — her words slur through reverb and mingle with synths and basslines. But once, Leaneagh sang for Roma di Luna, the […]

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