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Minnesota musicians’ message: Vote!

It’s official: election day is upon us. Check out how some local musicians are fulfilling their civic duty and encouraging you to do the same. Jeremy Messersmith It is finished. A photo posted by Jeremy Messersmith (@jeremymessersmith) on Nov 7, 2016 at 6:32am PST Dessa Haaaay, Minneapolis. The wait at the downtown government center was […]

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Friday Five: Bruise Violet, Rogue Valley, and more new Minnesota music videos

Bruise Violet, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” (Beyoncé cover) Loring Park enjoyed an optimal double feature on Monday; Big Cats and crew played a live score to Man With a Movie Camera, and Bruise Violet debuted this fierce Beyoncé cover. Rogue Valley, “Bury Your Heart” Rogue Valley (along with director Stephanie Johnson, producer Bobbi Peacock, and cinematographer Eric Schleicher) share a video one […]

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Danielle Cusack takes the mic as Local Current DJ in Residence

Now in its second year, Local Current’s DJ in Residence program is an opportunity for The Current to invite local musicians to take over our all-Minnesota music stream and share their favorite stories and music from the local music scene. So far, Local Current’s DJ in Residence roster has included Eric Mayson, Reina del Cid, […]

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The Current’s 11th Birthday Party, night two: Tommy Stinson, Gramma’s Boyfriend, the Cactus Blossoms, Gospel Machine, Bruise Violet, and a surprise Soul Asylum star

The second night of The Current’s birthday shows impressed upon concertgoers the importance of local acts, with many of the artists saying onstage that’s why they appreciate The Current so much. Many fans even arrived early enough to catch all five bands: Bruise Violet, Gospel Machine, the Cactus Blossoms, Gramma’s Boyfriend, and Tommy Stinson. First up […]

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A guide to First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2015

Tonight is First Avenue’s “Best New Bands of 2015” show. The annual event brings together some of the best local artists on the rise, and is sure to be a landmark performance in each of their brimming careers. Leave last year’s “best of” list at the door, and come in with an open mind. Here’s the […]

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