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15 years, 15 unforgettable Minnesota concerts

This month, The Current is celebrating 15 years on the air. Inspired by Corbin Reiff’s book Lighters in the Sky, Andrea Swensson and I challenged ourselves to think back on every year from 2005 to 2019 and name one essential concert you’d absolutely have to hit if you could go skipping back in a time machine. […]

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Lexii Alijai four-day celebration of life announced in Twin Cities

“Anyone who loved Alexis is welcome” at a four-day, four-night celebration of life in honor of the St. Paul rapper known professionally as Lexii Alijai, according to her manager Julieanna Goddard. “We will celebrate Lexii’s life the traditional Native American way for 4 days & 4 nights starting this evening at 6PM at the Minneapolis […]

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Friday Five: Muun Bato, D Mills, and more new Minnesota music videos

To submit videos for consideration, e-mail fridayfive@mpr.org. Muun Bato: “Catacomb Cady” My first pick in 2020 goes to this psychedelic visual from up-and-coming shoegazers Muun Bato. They just put out their debut in October, and you can catch them playing First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2019 showcase along with FruitPunchLoverBoy, Green/Blue, Loki’s Folly, Mae […]

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Lexii Alijai, rising St. Paul rapper, dies at 21

Lexii Alijai, a rapper from St. Paul who won fans around the world for her inspired flow and inspiring career, died on New Year’s Day at age 21. After family members confirmed the incredibly sad news on social media, the hip-hop community mourned the loss of a distinctive artist who’s gone too soon. “Saddest way […]

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Paisley Park announces music and culture film screening series

Paisley Park has announced a film series showcasing “important films — each reflecting a profound moment in music and culture.” The three films, presented on successive Saturdays next month (Jan. 11, 18, and 25), are Wattstax, Amazing Grace, and Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. DJ afterparties will follow the first and third movies in the series. Announcing the […]

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In memoriam: Music greats we lost in 2019

The end of a year is a time to celebrate the best new music that hit our ears in the past 12 months — and also to remember the remarkable lives and storied careers of people on the music scene who passed on. For the Honey Do list this Saturday, Dec. 28 on The Current, […]

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