Photos: Marijuana Deathsquads make poignant Sound for Silents at the Walker

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Last night at the Walker Art Center, Marijuana Deathsquads and People entranced hundreds with their newest project, a commission that features new scores for nine silent Dada films. With their backs turned to the audience and their eyes facing the screen, the 11 musicians — squad members Ryan Olson, Isaac Gale, Mark McGee, Ben Ivascu, Mark…

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Coffee Break: Trios

The Police

Today in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at the club Rebecca's in Birmingham, England. For today's Coffee Break, what trios do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'

Jon Bon Jovi performs in 2011

Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'; Mick Jagger got hurt making a film; Diana Ross had her second No. 1 single; the Police made their live debut; Kanye made an impassioned anti-discrimination speech; the Beatles' classic lineup made its debut; and Chic went No. 1, Today in Music History.

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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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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: Trios

The Police

Today in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at the club Rebecca's in Birmingham, England. For today's Coffee Break, what trios do you want to hear?

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Jon Bon Jovi performs in 2011

Today in Music History: Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'


Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'; Mick Jagger got hurt making a film; Diana Ross had her second No. 1 single; the Police made their live debut; Kanye made an impassioned anti-discrimination speech; the Beatles' classic lineup made its debut; and Chic went No. 1, Today in Music History.

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