Local Current Blog

July 11, 2017

Four-sevenths of Doomtree debut new group, Shredders

This morning, Sims, P.O.S, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger of Doomtree unveiled Shredders, a new side project already complete with merch and a self-titled EP. Not to worry, Lazerbeak writes on the crew’s website — this is not the end of Doomtree. But it is a cool project that fans of the OG crew should appreciate. Since […]

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Why Not: High school band turn their young age into an asset

Why Not are a local band made up entirely of teenagers who are way cooler than I could have ever hoped to be when I was in high school. Joshua MacGregor, Isaac Dell, and Henry Breen make a self-described indie-math-punk rock sound that has earned them a supportive fanbase and a special place in the Minneapolis music community. The boys all started […]

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Review and photos: Natalie Merchant makes a fine and fancy ramble to the Minnesota Zoo

“I love outdoor shows,” said Natalie Merchant, warmly but also sarcastically. “Can you tell?” On Monday night at the Minnesota Zoo’s Weesner Family Amphitheater, the singer-songwriter battled bugs, birds, airplanes, and imaginary tigers, but emerged triumphant. Merchant’s always been a compelling live performer, in part because she’s not afraid to let her occasional onstage discomfort […]

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