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Stories by our Local Current interns.

2017 gift guide for Minnesota music fans

Now that the holiday season is upon us, finding the perfect gift can be stressful — but it doesn’t have to be! To make things a little easier, here are some gift ideas for Minnesota music fans. Use Songversations: Talk all about your favorite music with this conversation starter game created by Eric Hutchinson. Electric Fetus […]

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Yanomamos, trio featuring Grant Hart on drums, issue second release after 29-year gap

The release of Comes Alive! breaks a 29-year hiatus by the eccentric trio Yanomamos, consisting of bassist Miss Jane Mansfield, Tim Piotrowski on vocals and guitar, and Grant Hart on drums. Their debut, Quizas (pronounced “Kiss-Ass”), was Grant Hart’s first project after Husker Dü’s initial split in 1987, seeing a vinyl release in 1988. It was around this […]

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The Garage, Burnsville’s popular all-ages venue, has a new look

The Garage, in Burnsville, recently underwent renovations to its main stage area, lighting, and sound booth. The main stage was completely redone, new floors were put in, the lighting rig was redone and so was the sound booth giving the venue a much needed facelift. The renovations were paid for by the city of Burnsville […]

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Watch Kevin Hart try to give himself a First Avenue star

When you think of Minneapolis music venue First Avenue, comedian Kevin Hart isn’t exactly the first person who comes to mind. Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, which airs on Comedy Central, follows Hart during a stand-up circuit in cities across America. The Twin Cities were recently featured on season two of the show. […]

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Pantone’s Color of the Year is a Prince-inspired purple

Drumroll please. Today, the Pantone Color Institute announced its 2018 color of the year: purple. The shade, “Ultra Violet,” was inspired in part by our own Prince. This past August, Pantone and the Prince estate joined forces to announced the creation of the standardized custom color “Love Symbol #2” in honor of Prince. “Love Symbol […]

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