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Father John Misty performs new single on ‘Live From Here’

Are you eagerly awaiting Father John Misty’s next album, God’s Favorite Customer? Do you prefer your love songs sardonic as all get-out? Does this read like an advertisement — and don’t you think that’s what our Father would want? The point is: we have a video you might like. Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, performed a couple songs […]

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Watch J.S. Ondara perform ‘Mother Christmas’ in a former monastery in Appleton, Wisconsin

Although the artist formerly known as Jay Smart, J.S. Ondara, has self-released a handful of home recordings via Soundcloud — notably, covers of HALEY’s “Kismet Kill” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” both of which received steady airplay on the Current — it wasn’t until this winter that he released his first official single, […]

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Song premiere: Dua nails their ‘First Take’

Some “making of” stories are more significant than the next. On the less captivating side, there are the songs that take steady work, their authors adjusting minute details at every turn. And then there’s “First Take” by local artist Dua, featuring a beat by Ness Nite compatriot Mike Frey. Dua has been creating art for […]

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Allan Kingdom remixes Lil Yachty’s “Minnesota,” teases new album

Lil Yachty is from nowhere near the Midwest — the “bubblegum trap” star hails from Atlanta — but he’s basically a hometown sweetheart thanks to his song “Minnesota.” Today, St. Paul’s Allan Kingdom dropped a remix of our state’s eponymous song, laying throaty raps over the plinky beat and shouting out Purple Rain. The first lines? “I been […]

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Hippo Campus announce new album, two Mainroom shows

At long last, Hippo Campus have announced their debut full-length album. Landmark will be released Feb. 24, and a first song — “Boyish” — has already been released, with a new video added today. In tandem with the album news, the band announced a pair of headlining shows at First Avenue’s Mainroom, on March 11 and […]

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