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Local Music Exchange: Winnipeg finalists announced

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November 13, 2015

Bae Tigre - Eye of the Passenger
by MPR
Al Church - Next to You
by MPR
Gabriel Douglas - Shake for the Wolfman
by MPR
Gospel Machine - That Ring
by MPR
Hustle Rose - Get Some
by MPR
Dan Israel - You Don't Love Me Anymore
by MPR
Little Fevers - Bones
by MPR
Mark Mallman - Parasite Eyes
by MPR
Reina Del Cid - The Cooling
by MPR
Local Music Exchange
Members of Living Hour (Manitoba) and Gospel Machine (Minnesota) gather at Pizza Luce for the Local Music Exchange happy hour
MPR / Leah Garaas

The Current wants to share great Minnesota music with the world, so we've partnered up with Manitoba Music – Winnipeg to swap two bands from each city for the ultimate Local Music Exchange.

In addition to being highlighted on The Current's airwaves, the four finalists in this Local Music Exchange—two from Minnesota, two from Manitoba—will be booked for a Nov. 7 gig in Winnipeg and a Nov. 12 at the 7th St. Entry, exposing acts from each city to new and thriving music scenes.

For past Local Music Exchanges, The Current teamed up with public radio stations across the States including Seattle's KEXP, Austin's KUT and WFUV in the Bronx to highlight acts on-air. Now we're crossing country lines ... and you decided what acts will represent Minnesota on the bill!

The Current's Local Music Exchange: Winnipeg – Winners

Your votes are giving Minnesota acts Reina Del Cid and Gospel Machine an extra push beyond the border! They'll play Nov. 7 at the Good Will in Winnipeg and Nov. 12 at the 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis with Manitoba-based groups Living Hour and Mise en Scene.

In addition to the Winnipeg-bound Reina Del Cid and Gospel Machine, Minnesota runner-ups Al Church, Dan Israel and Hustle Rose will be featured on The Current's airwaves Nov. 2-6.

On-Air Highlights

At 6:30 p.m. CT Nov. 2-6 host Mark Wheat will highlight the top five acts from each city, two each night.

Monday, Nov. 2:
Hustle Rose - "Get Some" (Minnesota)
The Lytics - "They Said" (Manitoba)

Tuesday, Nov. 3:
Dan Israel - "You Don't Love Me Anymore" (Minnesota)
Yes We Mystic - "Wood Wheel" (Manitoba)

Wednesday, Nov. 4:
Al Church - "You and I" (Minnesota)
Rayannah - "Boxcar Lullabies" (Manitoba)

Thursday, Nov. 5:
Gospel Machine - "That Ring" (Minnesota)
Living Hour - "Miss Emerald Green" (Manitoba)

Friday, Nov. 6:
Reina Del Cid - "This One's Gonna Hurt" (Minnesota)
Mise en Scene - "Show Me You're Real" (Manitoba)

The Current's Local Music Exchange: Winnipeg – Finalists

Bae Tigre
Gabriel Douglas
Gospel Machine WINNER
Hustle Rose RUNNER-UP
Dan Israel RUNNER-UP
Little Fevers
Mark Mallman
Reina Del Cid WINNER