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Friday Five: The Cactus Blossoms, Nobody Kid, and more new Minnesota music videos

The Cactus Blossoms, “Mississippi” Fresh off their performance on Showtime’s new season of Twin Peaks, Minnesotan brothers the Cactus Blossoms float in the velvety, cold waters of the Mississippi. Directed by Sarah Jean Shervin. Nobody Kid, “First Transmission” Chris Koza’s new project Nobody Kid sees him exploring synthpop territory, prying bouncy hooks into truly clever songs. Kate Casanova, a […]

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Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, and others play surprise sets at the Clown Lounge

Last night, a caravan of special guests — including Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst — performed surprise sets at the Clown Lounge (in the basement of St. Paul’s Turf Club). Frankie Lee & Friends headlined the literally underground show; the bill’s “& Friends” turned out to include Lewis, the Watson Twins, Oberst, Har Mar Superstar, the Cactus Blossoms, the Pines, and more. Last […]

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The Cactus Blossoms, Sharon Van Etten, and others appear on ‘Twin Peaks’ cast list

Several artists familiar to The Current’s audience showed up on the just-released cast list of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival. Since the revival news broke over a year ago, scanty details have emerged, so this is a welcome look into the episodes to come. The cast list includes the Cactus Blossoms (Minnesotan brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum), Sharon Van Etten, […]

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The Current’s 11th Birthday Party, night two: Tommy Stinson, Gramma’s Boyfriend, the Cactus Blossoms, Gospel Machine, Bruise Violet, and a surprise Soul Asylum star

The second night of The Current’s birthday shows impressed upon concertgoers the importance of local acts, with many of the artists saying onstage that’s why they appreciate The Current so much. Many fans even arrived early enough to catch all five bands: Bruise Violet, Gospel Machine, the Cactus Blossoms, Gramma’s Boyfriend, and Tommy Stinson. First up […]

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The Cactus Blossoms, Straya, Astrobeard, City of Sound: This week’s Minnesota record releases

The Cactus Blossoms: You’re Dreaming The Cactus Blossoms’ first studio LP, You’re Dreaming, will be out Friday, and the harmonizing duo will be at The Current’s 11th Birthday Party this coming Saturday, Jan. 23. The brothers are still thriving with swinging vintage-style country tracks that are foot-tapping beauties. Check out “Traveler’s Paradise,” above. The Blossoms will […]

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