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Low to headline benefit concert for Boomchucks’ Jamie Ness, injured in a fall

This Saturday, Jan. 26, four Duluth acts are helping north country musician Jamie Ness cover the cost of medical and dental bills after a workplace accident. The “Medical/Dental Relief Party” at the Rex Bar in Duluth’s Fitger’s Hotel will include music from Low, Jerree Small, Ingeborg Von Agassiz, and Kyle Ollah, as well as live…

Friday Five: Best Minnesota music videos of 2018

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Morning, everyone. I’ve had the pleasure of watching hundreds of Minnesota music videos this year, and as 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to revisit some of my favorites. There’s no impartial ranking here, as I’m just one person with a set of eyes and ears. But I did my best to provide a…

Top 89 of 2018: Best Local Artists

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The Current's Top 89 countdown is our main year-end event, but we're supplementing the song list with some fabulous bonus categories, including Best Local Artists.

Friday Five: Static Panic, Emily Haavik & the 35s, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Static Panic – The Crazy Thing Static Panic‘s first music video is an animated project by Wisconsiner Jake Huffcut. For more on this “discolicious” band: The Current selected their EP Chrome as one of 10 Notable Albums of 2018, and they’ll perform at First Avenue’s Best New Bands show on Jan. 4. Emily Haavik & the 35s…

10 Notable Minnesota Albums of 2018

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This month, musicheads far and wide are sitting down to their notebooks or computers, tapering their 2018 listening into one shining top 10 list. We took on a similar task with local albums: not a top 10 list, per se, but a collection of music we found especially memorable this year. These albums roped us…

Friday Five: Low, Brother Ali, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Low – Always Trying To Work It Out Low‘s Alan Sparhawk walks through the Food Co-op in Duluth, Minn., crossing paths with shoppers and cashiers who all wear the Double Negative mask. The video was directed by Philip Harder and Sparhawk and “dedicated to our city of Duluth.” Tonight in St. Paul, Low perform at the Fitzgerald Theater.…

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Shaggy

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Shaggy was born, The Beach Boys' song 'Good Vibrations' entered the singles charts; the Supremes had the No. 1 album; Bob Dylan returned to Duluth for a gig after a near-30-year absence; and Pearl Jam played their very first gig 28 years ago, Today in Music History.

Music News: Hear early version of Beatles' 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

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An early, acoustic take of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" has come to light. Also today, SXSW announces its initial music line-up. Plus, YouTube will sell you concert tickets, Indian women dance on a train, an ancient artifact found outside of Rome is declared a musical instrument, Lana Del Rey's stalker heads to jail, and Chaka Khan loves a parade.