Local Current Blog

March 17, 2017

In concert and conversation, Prince peers pay tribute at SXSW

“You could have been anywhere tonight,” said André Cymone onstage at Lady Bird Lake. “There’s a lot going on. But y’all are here, and we’re gonna have some f—ing fun!” To say there were a few other things happening was an understatement: it was Friday night at SXSW, one of the biggest annual music events in the […]

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Twin Peaks at SXSW: Music and TV fans meet on Rainey Street

Mysterious music has always been integral to the strange appeal of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Composer Angelo Badalamenti and vocalist Julee Cruise were as critical to establishing the tone of the 1990-91 TV series as was the Pacific Northwest setting and the actors’ deadpan delivery. It made sense, then, that Showtime would aim to make a […]

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Music News: Jack Antonoff to live-score ‘The Breakfast Club’

He’s probably a brain, right? Jack Antonoff (of Bleachers and fun.) will premiere a live score for The Breakfast Club in Los Angeles on April 1. Why Shermer High School? “I grew up in suburban New Jersey in a similar state of strange boredom as The Breakfast Club,” he said. “I constantly thought about getting out, and that […]

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