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Black Rock Matters: Turf Club show to celebrate rockers of color

After hearing All American Rejects’ 2005 hit “Dirty Little Secret” while driving his tomato red Toyota Camry down the streets of Atlanta, Tim became a rocker. Defying what he calls the “heavy stereotype” that black people are exclusively hip-hop, rap, and R&B fans, Tim Dooley decided to venture into the world of rock and pursue […]

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Bob Dylan to be interviewed on camera for Martin Scorsese Rolling Thunder Revue documentary

For years, rumors have circulated about the making of a documentary about Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour. Now, Netflix has confirmed that those rumors are true. Martin Scorsese is directing Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, which Netflix described, in a statement provided to Variety, as “part documentary, part concert film, part […]

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New Monday night jazz series to kick off at Icehouse

The day drummer JT Bates announced the end of his longtime series, JT’s Jazz Implosion, was a sad day for the Twin Cities jazz community. Bates had been running the series for more than 20 years and many musicians and fans were disappointed to see a boon to the experimental jazz scene grow suddenly disappear. […]

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The Current’s most-read stories of 2018

2018 was a big one for music, and especially for Minnesota music. Here at The Current, we watched as the Super Bowl LII crowds descended on the Twin Cities, and continued to hold our breath as the Prince estate handled the artist’s legacy. On our website, we covered hundreds of stories this year. Here are […]

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