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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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UPDATED: Minnesota artists heading to SXSW 2018

SXSW, which runs from March 9-18, features music, comedy, film and more. Here’s a list of Minnesota artists headed down to the Austin festival this year. Get that Gopher State flavor with this playlist assembled by Jay Gabler and Maia Jacobson; if you’re heading to the festival, be sure to stop by our Pledge House party […]

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Now, Now wander the desert in their video for “SGL”

Not only can you hear from Now, Now for the first time in years, you can see them, too. Live at the Minnesota State Fair, they’ll open for Phantogram and Lucius on Saturday. On your phone, computer, or any other device with YouTube access, you can watch the band walk among Joshua trees in “SGL.” […]

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Get to know this year’s Minnesota State Fair Music-on-a-Stick performers: Phantogram, Lucius, and Now, Now

The Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner, and with it comes deep-fried foods, friendly crowds, and a plethora of live music. The Current’s Music-on-a-Stick will be returning to the Grandstand again this year, with a melodically congruous line-up — Phantogram will be headlining the night, with Lucius and Now, Now supporting. All three […]

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Five Minnesota acts headed to SXSW 2016

Hard to believe it hasn’t snowed in the Twin Cities yet, but if you’re already looking for a Minnesota winter retreat, consider Texas. The annual South by Southwest Music Festival returns March 15-20, 2016 in Austin and five Minnesota-linked acts have been announced in the first two rounds of official SXSW performers: Har Mark Superstar, […]

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