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Review and photos: Maggie Rogers brings sweet abandon to the Armory

When Maggie Rogers appeared silhouetted by a single spotlight last night at the Armory, the crowd cheered and moved forward in anticipation as her clear-as-a-bell voice floated through the first lines of “Color Song.” The song bent and shifted before she segued into “Fallingwater” and its Phil-Collins-esque drum fill. While it was a risky move […]

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Lizzo sets Billboard chart record with number one hit ‘Truth Hurts’

Music critics and enthusiasts everywhere are praising rapper/ singer/ songwriter and flute goddess Lizzo as her hit song “Truth Hurts” becomes the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 #1 by a solo female rapper — eclipsing Cardi B’s three-week reign with “Bodak Yellow” in 2017. Her success certainly won’t stop here: she’s just been ruled eligible for […]

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Interview: Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison talks new music, ‘The Matrix,’ and Bruce Springsteen’s romantic nostalgia

Before headlining the Amsterdam Bar & Hall last Friday, Sophie Allison of Soccer Mommy stopped by The Current for a casual, wide-ranging conversation with Jay Gabler. Allison recently released a new single, “lucy,” her first new music of 2019. The song is noticeably darker in both tone and content than previous Soccer Mommy recordings, and […]

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With supergroup Ringing Bell at Walker benefit, Channy Leaneagh’s ready to ‘move on’ from accident

Six months after an accident that left Channy Leaneagh with a broken vertebrae, the frontwoman of Poliça is stepping back onto the stage for the first time. She’ll be performing with Ringing Bell, a one-night musical supergroup created for the Walker Art Center’s annual Avant Garden benefit this Saturday. According to Leaneagh, the best way […]

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Where did that Prince mural on the Midtown Greenway come from?

Over the past several weeks, bikers and walkers along the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis have noticed a very familiar, larger-than-life, face under the Aldrich Avenue bridge: Prince, circa his 1999 era. What’s the story behind this latest Prince mural in Minnesota? All the way from Almere in the Netherlands, the anonymous street art crew Kamp […]

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