Local Current Blog

July 7, 2017

Paisley Park announces battle of the bands, with studio time as a prize

This coming Labor Day weekend, Paisley Park will be giving amateur musicians a chance to showcase their skills in a battle-of-the-bands event entitled Musicology. It’s inspired by the competitions held among high school students in North Minneapolis community centers and parks during the 1970s, which helped pave the way for Prince and other artists like André Cymone, […]

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Friday Five: Taylor J, C.M.J., and more new Minnesota music videos

Taylor J, “Five Times” Taylor J takes over the Uptown Five Guys with rich videography by @13TwentyThree. The polished track is one of 12 on Who Would’ve Thought, the rapper’s debut album, out since June. C.M.J. feat. Cappie, “Wilted Hopes” Andre Mariette sounds like he’s nodding to Mura Masa on this steel-drum-saturated beat, which C.M.J. scooped up for […]

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