Gaelynn Lea, “Watch the World Unfold” Since winning last year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, violinist/songwriter Gaelynn Lea has toured non-stop. But her newest video, a stop-motion piece by New Jersey’s Melanie Schantz, breathes tranquility. Lea and guitarist Al Church, along with a couple dozen other Minnesota artists, are headed to South by Southwest this week. P.O.S, […]
Sonny Knight and the Lakers, “Sooner Or Later” Sonny Knight leaves it all on the pool table in “Sooner Or Later,” a funky, beautifully colored film by director Erik Nelson and DP Kyle Moe. In two short weeks (October 14), Knight and the Lakers’ album Sooner Or Later drops via Secret Stash Records — but if you’re a fan […]
Bob Mould: Patch the Sky Rolling Stone calls Patch the Sky “prime-era, intense Mould.” Bob Mould’s 13th solo studio album will be released on Friday, and in just a month he’s headlining two shows at First Avenue’s Mainroom — a room with which he has a long history. It’s gonna get loud. Davina and the Vagabonds: Nicollet and Tenth […]
Enemy Planes: “Bare Your Teeth” Enemy Planes, still flying high from their victory in the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands, have released a stop-motion video for their new single “Bare Your Teeth.” The Nightmare Before Christmas meets Friday the 13th meets The Science of Sleep in this creepy clip about a doll who […]
It’s been a month since Minneapolis-based alternative synth band Enemy Planes started the trip of a lifetime: flying to Barcelona and winning the Hard Rock Rising international battle of the bands contest. Over 13,000 bands from around the world entered, but only six bands—from Argentina, Japan, Scotland, Kentucky, and New York—were flown out to Barcelona […]
Minneapolis synth rockers Enemy Planes advanced to the final round of Hard Rock Rising, an international rock band competition. The group is flying to Barcelona for the live band championship on Thursday, July 23. More than 13,000 bands entered the competition with an A-list of judges: the E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt, Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon […]
Local bands Carroll, Enemy Planes, and the Ocean Blue will play at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York in October. They will be joined by Strange Names, a recently-local group now based in NYC. Now in its 34th year, the CMJ Music Marathon is the world’s largest festival for emerging music. About 120,000 musicians, […]
Local Radar highlights bands that the local team at The Current is spinning heavily at their desks. You’ll be able to preview a track from each as well as hear them on The Local Show and Local Current.