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On Saturday, March 27, The Current is hosting round seven of Sounds Like Home. It’s another burst of virtual performances celebrating Minnesota musicians. Join an incredible lineup of local musicians and Andrea Swensson from The Current as we meet up on the internet for a virtual festival. Great music lives here, and you can still enjoy it live on The Current’s YouTube channel or Facebook page!
7 p.m. Double Grave • Watch on Facebook
7:30 p.m. Annie and the Bang Bang • Watch on Facebook
8 p.m. Mark Mallman • Watch on Facebook
8:30 p.m. Blood $Moke Body • Watch on Facebook
9 p.m. Paul Metsa • Watch on Facebook
Double Grave are an indie-rock trio made up of Jeremy Warden on guitar and vocals, Bree Meyer on bass and Seth Tracy on drums. They formed back in 2014 under the name Ego Death and have since played shows ranging from DIY basement sets to opening for bands such as Palm and LVL UP to headlining their own shows. Since 2017, they’ve been releasing music under the name Double Grave, their most recent work being Chrysanthemum, coming out this March.
Annie and the Bang Bang are a local rock band. Coming off the release of their latest album, LOVELAND, their music incorporates elements of folk-pop, blues, and also has a tinge of '60s style. Fronted by guitarist and songwriter Annie Enneking, Annie and the Bang Bang’s music is led by an honest voice telling stories of a “person living in a world full of people." The group is rounded out by John Riedlinger on guitar, Kare Tweiten on bass and Mike Kittel on drums.
Mark Mallman is Minneapolis icon who plays many roles, not only as a rock musician, but also as a film composer, memoirist, and lately, a TikTok personality. While audiences contemplate whether rock and roll is dead, Mallman consistently steps forward to prove them wrong. He’s joining The Current for Sounds Like Home ahead of the release of his newest record, Happiness, coming out this April, the first he’s released five years.
Blood $moke Body are a local hip-hop duo, formerly known as Nazeem and Spencer Joles. Having started their musical partnership by rapping under the stairwell of their middle school, Nazeem and Spencer’s career has been a long haul. After taking a three-year hiatus to reflect on their past and to work on inhabiting positive habits into their lives, the duo rebranded and returned with the release of their latest record, Lovesick Animal Online, which was released back in May 2020.
Paul Metsa is a Minnesota folk artist from the same Minnesota Iron Range that produced Bob Dylan. He was born to a jazz singer and a professional accordion player, so it wasn’t a surprise when he started his own folk duo and rock band. He moved to Minneapolis in 1979, and began his solo career in 1982, releasing Paper Tigers. Since the start of his career, Metsa has played tons of shows across the world, released several records, and shared countless stories with his many fans.
Thank you to Gardner Builders for their support of Sounds Like Home VII.
The Current encourages all music fans to support their local artists and the continued longevity of their craft. As part of this effort, The Current will be compensating artists for their performances in Sounds Like Home through the Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Fund.
Sounds like Home is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.
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