Marijuana Deathsquads and People to soundtrack Dada films at the Walker

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Anti-art. Unorthodox. Avant-garde. These words apply to not one but two parties in today’s headline: Dada films and Marijuana Deathsquads, the Twin Cities noise supergroup helmed by Isaac Gale and Ryan Olson. Given their commonalities, Dada and Deathsquads make perfect bedfellows in tonight’s Walker Art Center event, “Sound for Silents: Film & Music on the…

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Re-opened Armory in Minneapolis announces first music shows


The Minneapolis Armory, set to open as an event and concert venue under the commonsense name The Armory, has announced its first music shows as a re-opened venue. Electronic group Above & Beyond will perform at a “large scale New Year’s Eve event.” A series of shows with the Club Nomadic brand around the upcoming…

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Dan Wilson performs songs from 'Re-Covered' in The Current studio

Dan Wilson performs in The Current studio

Having worked with artists as wide-ranging as Taylor Swift, Mike Doughty, LeAnn Rimes, John Legend, Adele, Josh Groban, Dixie Chicks, Chris Stapleton and others, Dan Wilson has released 'Re-Covered,' a collection of songs he's co-written as part of his many collaborations. 'I'm really enthusiastic about a lot of music,' Wilson says while visiting The Current for an in-studio session with Oake & Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Iconic hair

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Today in 1964, the Glasgow City Council announced that all boys with Beatle-style haircuts would have to wear swimming caps in public pools. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have iconic hair?

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Today in Music History: Jay Bennett departs Wilco


Elvis released his first No. 1 hit; Beatle-style haircuts allegedly wreaked havoc on Glasgow pool-filtration systems; the Woodstock festival concluded; Nirvana shot the video for 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'; and the late guitarist/keyboardist Jay Bennett parted ways with Wilco, Today in Music History.

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