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A holiday gift guide for Minnesota music fans

The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan Just because Bob Dylan didn’t celebrate his Nobel Prize in Literature win, doesn’t mean you can’t. The Lyrics not only showcases classics like Dylan’s 1960s canon and later works like Blood on the Tracks, but continues to record his most recent writings right up through Tempest. Bonus: The Lyrics also includes many of […]

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Friday Five: The Jayhawks, Sa-Roc, and more new Minnesota music videos

The Jayhawks, “Comeback Kids” Gary Louris goes a-wandering in “Comeback Kids,” which was conceptualized by video expert Chuck Statler. Sa-Roc, “MetaMorpheus” Sa-Roc continues her Wisdom Wednesday series of music videos. Koo Koo Kanga Roo, “Spread Your Wings And Soar (feat. Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls) Frank Turner (oops, we mean Taylor Swift) dares Koo Koo […]

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The Jayhawks announce new album for 2016

In three decades as a band, the Jayhawks have written a multitude of original songs, released eight studio albums, and toured internationally. Now, they’ve announced the release of a new album, created with a pair of star producers, early next year. The Jayhawks were established in Minneapolis in 1985 and became one of the core bands […]

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Allan Kingdom, the Jayhawks, Owl City, Cavalier Crooks: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Allan Kingdom: Future Memoirs With little warning, over the weekend Allan Kingdom decided to drop his new record Future Memoirs. The album features intricate rhymes, catchy hooks, and great features—including Internet mystery Spooky Black on the track “Wavey” and some production work from Ryan Olson (Poliça, GAYNGS, Marijuana Deathsquads). No release show has yet been announced. The Jayhawks: […]

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Gary Louris of the Jayhawks on revisiting the “Smile” era

On July 1, the Jayhawks albums Sound of Lies (1999), Smile (2000), and Rainy Day Music (2003) will be reissued in deluxe editions with new liner notes and bonus tracks. The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris as well as PD Larson—archivist and one of the producers of the reissue project—stopped by the Current’s studios this week to talk with David […]

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