Winona LaDuke is an author, activist, and past Green Party vice presidential candidate who lives in northwestern Minnesota. She built this playlist using songs by incredible singers (Sissy Goodhouse, Buffy Sainte-Marie); changemakers (Bob Marley, Jackson Browne); and Honor the Earth collaborators (Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt). Some of her picks are part of The Current’s Indigenous […]
Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota) is a St. Paul-based photojournalist, writer, producer, beadwork artist, and lifelong music fan. Some of her favorite music is part of The Current’s Indigenous Peoples Day Playlist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, The Intercept, Minnesota Public Radio, and Sahan Journal. She is co-curating an upcoming […]
Owner John Rimarcik cited the difficulty of hiring staff as the reason that neither the Kitty Cat Klub nor the upstairs Annie’s Parlour has reopened since the Covid-19 pandemic forced them to close back in March 2020.
In a biweekly series of features, we’re inviting Minnesota artists to introduce themselves to our audience. Today: multi-instrumentalist Conrad Oddoye, who’s performed as a bassist with Minneapolis artists including Miloe, Papa MBye, and Honeybutter. My family moved to Canada from England when I was seven years old and my parents put my brother and me […]
New Power Generation performed four sets in two nights at the recently reopened Dakota this past Thursday and Friday. The second Friday night show was my first time back in the Dakota since my very first experience at the venue, my 21st birthday, in February of 2020. Spending my birthday surrounded by music lovers, incredible […]
There’s been a flurry of news regarding Britney Spears recently, and now there’s a new Netflix documentary that’s one of the service’s most-viewed programs. Whether or not you plan to watch, here’s what you need to know about this music story with potential ramifications for the rights of over a million Americans living under guardianships […]
Craig. Negga. Lea. The producers of a new Macbeth on Broadway have tapped the best and brightest stars to fill their stage — and to fill the Lyceum Theatre with music. Duluth’s Gaelynn Lea will be composing original music for the production, which will star Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in the title roles. “Yay!” tweeted […]