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Graphic: The Current Top 89 of 2020 - Minnesota releases

Top 89: 20 notable Minnesota albums of 2020

As The Current’s local music team, we used to find a lot of new music out at late-night shows, but this year, we’ve mostly been exploring releases through Bandcamp and SoundCloud (and our inboxes). Is it ideal? No, but it’s still rewarding. This year, Minnesota music has made us cry, dance, and cheer. Below, we’ve […]

Graphic: The Current Top 89 of 2020 - Minnesota releases
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Friday Five: Hippo Campus, elxina, and more new Minnesota music videos

Outside my window, it’s -8 °F with colder air to come. Outside the usual, shutdown-related staff shortages have forced LaGuardia Airport to stop receiving flights. Outside the U.S., many countries are doing just fine, but then we see hunger strikes bombs corruption xenophobia. Pardon me for getting all “current events” on the Local Current Blog, but this winter…let’s […]

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Local Current goes wall-to-wall Munson/Wilson on Saturday

Inveterate collaborators John Munson and Matt Wilson (Semisonic; Trip Shakespeare; E. Brown) dropped their second Twilight Hours album, Black Beauty, today; they’ll play a sold-out Turf Club tonight and the 7th Street Entry tomorrow. To celebrate, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman made Twitter declarations declaring “Only John Munson Day” and “Only Matt Wilson Day,” respectively, […]

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