Local Current Blog

Friday Five: Hippo Campus, elxina, and more new Minnesota music videos

Outside my window, it’s -8 °F with colder air to come. Outside the usual, shutdown-related staff shortages have forced LaGuardia Airport to stop receiving flights. Outside the U.S., many countries are doing just fine, but then we see hunger strikes bombs corruption xenophobia. Pardon me for getting all “current events” on the Local Current Blog, but this winter…let’s […]

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Sheila E. shares her memories working with Prince

Over the course of his career, Prince worked with many talented musicians, but one of the closest relationships he had with any of his musicians was with Sheila E. An iconic drummer, singer songwriter and performer Sheila E., short for Escovedo, has had an incredible career with Prince and on her own. Born and raised […]

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The Suburbs, Bad Bad Hats, Rayland Baxter, and Scrunchies light the candles on night one of the Current’s 14th Birthday Party

The Current enters adolescence this year, and part one of the celebration kicked off Friday night with a sold-out First Avenue show. “I got really strong when I was 14 carrying those heavy books,” quipped Kerry Alexander of Bad Bad Hats in a sweet deadpan, “and emotionally strong for other reasons.” The first night of The […]

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