Local Current Blog

April 28, 2017

Rock and roll is alive, and it lives in Minneapolis

I kept waiting for the tears to fall. Which is typical for a wake, I suppose, even one that’s being held a year after someone has passed away. There is a tendency to steel yourself until just the right moment, to try to hold it together in the face of unpredictable emotional ebbs and flows, […]

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Listen: Unreleased Prince track ‘Electric Intercourse’ out now from ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe edition

The first unreleased track from the upcoming deluxe reissue of Purple Rain has been made available for streaming. Though Prince sometimes played “Electric Intercourse” live, the studio version — featuring Prince’s falsetto over piano — was tucked away in Prince’s vault until Warner Bros. and NPG Records made the track available this week for streaming. “Electric Intercourse” […]

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Friday Five: Pye Luis & Devata Daun, Jessica Manning, and more new Minnesota music videos

Pye Luis & Devata Daun, “Weakening” The Pytch Records family comes together on Pye Luis and Devata Daun‘s new single, “Weakening,” off their forthcoming EP Plastik Boxes. Ryan Olcott (a.k.a. c.Kostra) mixed and mastered the project; Garrison Grouse and Pye Luis (a.k.a. Efren Maldonado) produced it. Adam Dunn directed the video with VFX by Evil Ice Cream […]

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