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Archives: Dem Atlas

Bully; Now, Now; the Social Animals; and deM atlaS bring boundless energy to night one of The Current’s 13th Birthday Party

The Current’s two-day birthday party kicked off Friday night in First Avenue’s Mainroom.  The lineup included local artists deM atlaS, the Social Animals, and Now, Now, with the headliner for the night being Nashville-based band Bully — whose frontwoman Alicia Bognanno originally hails from Rosemount, Minnesota. The excitement built throughout the night, with each act […]

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Friday Five: Birthday party edition

Here at The Current, we’re getting psyched for our 13th Birthday Parties, which we’ll throw at First Avenue tonight and tomorrow. We’ve been talking to Bully about bandmates, asking JD McPherson for teenage parenting tips…and now, spotlighting a few of our favorite music videos by birthday party bands. See them all at First Avenue this […]

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Review and photos: Atmosphere open the Palace Theatre with a bang

As the first show announcements rolled out, it seemed unclear what the very first public performance at the reopened Palace Theatre would be. It wasn’t a certainty that the first performer would be local, particularly with the room’s 2,800 capacity. Atmosphere, though, were a perfect choice for the first act to headline the stage: their local pedigree can’t […]

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Friday Five: Astronautalis, Lizzo, and more new Minnesota music videos

Astronautalis, “Kurt Cobain” Jacksonville, Florida native Astronautalis delves into his past on “Kurt Cobain,” the opening track from new album Cut The Body Loose. The video is visually arresting, even as the rapper recounts having guns pulled on him (“Gun pulled on me by a cop one time/ Four guns pulled on me in Atlanta last night”), and the shoutouts […]

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Bonus Friday Five: Bob Mould, Bully, and more Summit Backyard Bash artists

This weekend, Summit is throwing their 30th-anniversary Backyard Bash, and it promises to be a very good time. The cash-only, rain-or-shine party will feature food from Anchor Fish & Chips, World Street Kitchen, Black Forest, Pizza Lucé, and more. Beer-wise, they promise “all of our year-round relases, plus Oktoberfest, our 2016 special release Hop Merger White IPA, two of the 30th […]

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Friday Five: deM atlaS, Kaoz, and more new Minnesota music videos

deM atlaS, “Sum-Mo” deM atlaS is at the top of his game in this new track from mF deM, a new album featuring his rhymes over previously released MF Doom beats. Distrakt directed and animated the video. mF deM drops today, with CDs, vinyl, and free digital copies available at Fifth Element. Astronomique, “Masquerade” Astronomique follow up their self-titled […]

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deM atlaS signs off as Local Current DJ in Residence

Before I got the gig as a DJ in Residence, I was kinda in a lull with my creative process. My days consisted mostly of waking up going to my computer trying to write, consumed with one task alone. It’s all perception; I don’t know, maybe it was how I was feeling at the time […]

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DeM atlaS 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 Mark Mallman, Tess Weinberg (Murder […]

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