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The Local Show with Van Stee, Beck's Song Reader and Are You Local?

The Local Show for February 24, 2013
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On this weekend's episode of The Local Show, we'll have an in-studio with Van Stee, a band that played our first installment of Local Current Live last summer, and has been working on their debut We Are ever since. The band will release the album at Icehouse on March 2.

Teenage Kicks host Jacquie Fuller is also in the house to explain the new episode of Current Presents this Sunday night at 9PM, exploring the Beck Song Reader project. She and John Miller assembled 14 bands to read and interpret the sheet music to his newest album. We'll play a few cuts and hear a portion of Jacquie's interview with Beck himself .

Lastly, the finalists have been announced for the next installment of's Are You Local? contest. We'll talk about each act and see you down at Mill City Nights on March 1 to watch one band receive a trip down to SXSW.

And don't forget! Local Current Live is this Thursday night at the Amsterdam. Doors at 6PM, music starts at 7PM. 18+, free, featuring Prissy Clerks, The Ericksons and Greg Grease (in that order). Click the image below for more info!

Local stories from this episode:

Aby Wolf and Grant Cutler push electro-pop forward with masterful new 'Wolf Lords'

Noiseland prepping another all-Minnesota compilation for Record Store Day

Carroll on Billionaires, 'Girls' and amateur theatre

Local Radar: Blue Blazer, Gloss and the Color Pharmacy


Where Do You Dwell

The Ericksons

We Want Blood

Enemy Planes



Except You

Gospel Gossip


Fury Things

We Are (89.3 In-Studio Performance)

Van Stee

When The Hammer Comes (89.3 In-Studio Performance)

Van Stee

Send It Over (89.3 In-Studio Performance)

Van Stee

I Still Love H.E.R. feat. Lizzo

Greg Grease

Brave Boy

Aby Wolf


Crankshaft and The Gear Grinders

Sweet Sept

Fathom Lane

Hide and Seek

Alison Rae

America, Here's My Boy (Beck cover)

The Roe Family Singers

Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard (Beck cover)

Prissy Clerks



YO! feat. Fresh Squeeze

Audio Perm

Super America

Bad Bad Hats

Ian's Dream



The Color Pharmacy

Fenenga Bridge

Bear The Sound





Modern Age Cynic

Blue Blazer

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