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. […]
Bomba de Luz singer Lydia Liza will be defending a film on May 21 at the Trylon Microcinema. Which film? You won’t find out until you’re in your seat and the lights go down. In the Trylon’s “Defenders” series, each month a Minnesota public figure is picked to chose a surprise film to show and […]
January 11 marks the 2013 installment of First Avenue’s long-running Best New Bands showcase. The line-up this year is filled with bands that made a huge impression in the local community last year. Among the mix are high-school born acts Bomba De Luz and John Mark Nelson, Strange Names’ ’80s-influenced dance-pop, the dirty electro of Wiping Out Thousands, Picked To Click winners The Chalice, Eric Pollard’s new Bob Dylanesque affair Actual Wolf and the brand spankin’ new group Eleganza!, hopefully filling a void that rockers The Rockford Mules left after breaking up in the fall.
Heading into the final year of high school can be overwhelming. There’s the endless series of questions waiting to be answered; the unpaved road stretching out ahead. For Lydia Hoglund, the budding 17-year-old songwriter who is getting ready to start her senior year at both Central High School and McNally Smith College of Music, where […]