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Bassist Liz Draper aboard the Ivan Doerd

Minnesota musicians to “PonTour” down the Mississippi River

In a summer that may have otherwise been filled with live music, musicians and audiences alike have been adjusting to socially distanced options. For most, this entails live streams and music videos made from home. For three Minnesota musicians, bassist Liz Draper, fiddler Clancy Ward, and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Ollah, it also involves a pontoon boat. […]

Bassist Liz Draper aboard the Ivan Doerd
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Don Ness and Duluth musicians re-inaugurate NorShor Theatre

One chapter in the long and complicated history of Duluth’s NorShor Theatre is the role it played as a rock venue and casual hangout for the city’s burgeoning music scene of the late ’90s and early 2000s when heavy hitters like Low, Trampled By Turtles, and Charlie Parr were just starting their careers. Following that […]

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Vaski picks ten essential dance music tracks

Vaski is one of the biggest dance music artists to ever come out of Minnesota; he’ll be playing a hometown “holiday blowout” on Saturday night at First Avenue. We asked Vaski to share ten must-hear tracks from across the recent history of dance music — including some of his own. “I skipped over a lot […]

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Doom-rockers Wolf Blood have the Duluth music scene howling

With an international release this month, Duluth’s Wolf Blood is a band on the verge of making some major noise both home and abroad. Here’s the story of how a doom/psych/stoner metal band from Northern Minnesota found its audience. Sometimes, as they say, timing is everything. The flood that ravaged Duluth, Minnesota in the spring […]

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Recap: The Current Does Duluth at the Red Herring Lounge

The Current spent some quality time on the shore of Lake Superior this weekend at several different special events in Duluth, including a live broadcast from the Endion Station Public House in Canal Park, a “The Current Does Duluth” showcase at the Red Herring Lounge in downtown Duluth, and an afternoon at the All Pints […]

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What to do in Duluth: Locals share their tips

We’ve got a great crowd down at Endion Station today for the Current’s live broadcast from Duluth—and we thought we’d take advantage of the opportunity to ask some of the Duluthians (and regular visitors) what they like to do in this beautiful city on the tip of Lake Superior. Megan and Tom “We like to […]

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