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The Current’s 12th Birthday Party, night one: jeremy messersmith, Joseph, Strand of Oaks, Black Market Brass, Jay Smart

Celebrations for The Current’s 12th birthday kicked off Friday night with the first of two nights of shows in First Avenue’s Mainroom. The lineup featured three local acts — Jay Smart, Black Market Brass, and jeremy messersmith — as well as Strand of Oaks and Joseph, who are based in Philadelphia and Oregon, respectively. The […]

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Friday Five: Sims, Pert Near Sandstone, and more new Minnesota music videos

Sims, “Brutal Dance” Sims and James Gundersen (direction/camera/edit/VFX) get it right with this project’s whippy iceberg flair. “Brutal Dance” is off Sims’s new album, More Than Ever, and it’s one of the best local videos of the year. Pert Near Sandstone, “Animal Instinct” More brand-new music! Roots quintet Pert Near Sandstone (mandolinist/fiddler Nate Sipe, banjo player Kevin […]

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