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Stories by our Local Current interns.

Cory Wong celebrates debut album, recorded live on video

Minneapolis guitarist Cory Wong is having a CD release show for his debut album, Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band, at Icehouse on Oct. 20. The album, which he released at the end of September, was no easy feat: it features over 20 different musicians and seven of the tracks are accompanied by music videos that spotlight […]

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Early Eyes talk about lineup change, new music

At the beginning of this year I sat down with Early Eyes, a hot new college band who were taking the local scene by storm. Tonight Jake Berglove (guitar/vocals), Des Lawrence (bass), Wyatt Fuller (drums), Joe Villano (guitar), and John O’Brien (guitar) will be celebrating one year of Early Eyes at the Ferguson Amphitheater as a part of […]

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Dessa contributes to Lin-Manuel Miranda hurricane relief single

Update: “Almost Like Praying” is out, and it features all 22 of its vocalists reciting the names of all 78 towns in Puerto Rico, from Adjuntas to Yauco. Lin-Manuel Miranda begins the song by quoting West Side Story: “Say it loud and there’s music playing/ Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.” Without coincidence, the lyrics […]

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