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Documentary ‘Legends of Ska’ to screen at Bryant-Lake Bowl

The locally-made documentary Legends of Ska will be screened Sunday at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, one of a growing number of movies to be shown at the restaurant/bowling alley/theater. Created by Minneapolis director Brad Klein, the film chronicles the history of the Jamaican art form and its roots in music culture — both in its native Jamaica and around the world. “One of my…

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Baytown declines A Taste of Minnesota, annual festival still homeless

After being flooded off of Harriet Island and spending a year at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, the music and food festival A Taste of Minnesota is again searching for a home—but it won’t find it at the Washington County Fairgrounds in 2015. Organizers of the festival that featured Soul Asylum, Halestorm, the Castaways and Starship…

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Artist of the Month: Motion City Soundtrack

A lot can be said about those who hustle. Hustle, you might ask? You know, the kind of energy and drive that pushes some folks past the rest of us. Those who cut their teeth and cut them again and again because settling for good enough is never, well, enough. Motion City Soundtrack (MCS) embody this…

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Today’s Music News: Neil Young’s Pono player hits stores this week

Neil Young‘s high-end Pono music player, backed by the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever (measured in terms of number of supporters), hits select retailers this week at a price of $399. Young appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show to talk the player up. He dismissed questions about whether there will be room for the new…

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Best Coast play songs from 'Always Tomorrow' live in The Current studio

Best Coast perform in The Current studio

After a three-year gap since their last release, Best Coast are back with a new album 'Always Tomorrow.' Frontperson Bethany Cosentino expounds on that hopeful title. ' I think the overall theme of the album is very much the idea that at times we can be our own worst enemies, and learning to get out of our way and let life happen,' she says. Listen to Best Coast's full session, recorded live in The Current studio.

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Wolf Parade perform a Microshow at Icehouse in Minneapolis

Wolf Parade Microshow at Icehouse

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Wolf Parade recorded what may have been the loudest Microshow to date as they played a live set at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The audience consisted of lucky winners who had entered for a chance to attend this intimate performance.

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