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Friday Five: Freaque, the Shackletons, and more new Minnesota music videos

Freaque – “Bag Lady” If you, like me, had never listened to Freaque before hitting play on this video, settle in. Gabriel Rodreick dedicates this Pony Rug performance to “people with no homes” before leading us through a image-heavy, well-sung tale. Guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker provides eerie, pedal-shook accompaniment. Freaque is currently recording his first project, and […]

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Video premiere: ‘Minnesota Girls’ by the Shackletons

The Current’s audience voted the Shackletons’ “Minnesota Girls” number three among the Top 89 Local Songs of 2017, and the band’s music video for the track is out today. The Shackletons have connections to Minnesota that stretch far beyond that song, and have built a considerable following in the local and regional music scenes. Existing […]

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Get to know First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2016

On Jan. 18, First Avenue will host its annual Best New Bands showcase — hosted, this year, by The Current’s Andrea Swensson along with Miles Anzaldo and Sylvia Jennings. Familiarize yourself with these six talented artists before making your way to the Mainroom. Colin Campbell and the Shackletons Colin Campbell & The Shackletons describe themselves […]

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