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Friday Five: Low, Brother Ali, and more new Minnesota music videos

Low – Always Trying To Work It Out Low‘s Alan Sparhawk walks through the Food Co-op in Duluth, Minn., crossing paths with shoppers and cashiers who all wear the Double Negative mask. The video was directed by Philip Harder and Sparhawk and “dedicated to our city of Duluth.” Tonight in St. Paul, Low perform at the Fitzgerald Theater. […]

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MN Music-on-a-Stick 2014: Brother Ali, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Cloud Cult, Har Mar Superstar, Cactus Blossoms to rock Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

The Current is proud to announce the lineup of its third annual MN Music-on-a-Stick showcase at the Minnesota State Fair: Cloud Cult, Bob Mould, Doomtree, Brother Ali, Har Mar Superstar, and the Cactus Blossoms will take the Grandstand stage on Saturday, August 30. The MN Music-on-a-Stick series, presented by the Current, gives fans a chance […]

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Brother Ali, Omar Offendum to speak and perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis-based Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and the second year that the Forum is incorporating hip-hop into its programming. Following on the heels of last year’s successful presentation and Q&A session with Dessa, this year’s summit will include a special evening with Minneapolis’s own Brother Ali and Syrian-American […]

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Brother Ali vs. Nardwuar: Five revelations from their disarming interview

Is Nardwuar the Human Serviette one of the greatest interviewers working in the music industry right now? This is a serious question. The YouTube sensation — known for his plaid tartan pom pom hat, high pitched, nasally voice, and over-the-top enthusiasm — has also proven to be an incredibly well-prepared and disarming interviewer. His videos […]

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