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Black Diet announce holiday reunion show at Icehouse

On Tuesday, Minneapolis band Black Diet announced a reunion holiday show at Icehouse on Dec. 15. Joining Black Diet on the bill are two fellow funk-infused local bands, PHO and Ayvah. Black Diet formed in 2011, when the members met through Craigslist and Facebook postings. They kept themselves busy gigging around the Twin Cities and […]

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Friday Five: Art-a-Whirl edition

For the past four years, we’ve aligned Minnesota Music Day, (where we play nothing but local musicians on The Current) with the Saturday of Art-a-Whirl weekend. So what better way to synch things up than to pick some unseen videos of folks headlining (or just playing) the various stages around town. It’s called synergy, people. […]

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Black Diet, Alpha Consumer, Little Man, and more Minnesota record releases this week

Alpha Consumer: Meat On their first release with fearless local powerhouse Totally Gross National Product—home to Lizzo, Poliça, and Marijuana Deathsquads—three-piece rock outfit Alpha Consumer present Meat, a dark, retro-futuristic full-length, out today. The record sounds a bit like 80s art rock for a new generation, with lyrical themes relating to mental health and overmedication. Imagine if […]

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Radio K, First Avenue announce Best New Bands of 2013

It might be the best bargain of the year for Minnesota music fans: seven bucks for seven bands, with not a lemon in the bunch. That’s how the annual Best New Bands showcase, hosted by First Avenue and sponsored by Radio K, works. The lineup for next month’s show—scheduled for January 30, with tickets on […]

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