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The Local Show with Sombear and Fury Things

Chris Walla Cooking Show
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On this weekend's episode, we'll have two in-studios again. Both are with rising local acts getting a lot of attention since the beginning of the year. In the 6PM hour, David Campbell will talk with Sombear, the new solo project from Now, Now's Bradley Hale. Chris Walla from Death Cab For Cutie will assist him during the performance. In the 7PM hour, Fury Things will bring their throwback '90s alt-rock to the studio for a session in support of their first two EPs.

David will also chat with new trio GRRRL PRTY who recently released a hot summer jam called "Wegula." The act features Lizzo and Sophia Eris of The Chalice, as well as La Manchita.

And we're also featuring our new artist of the month with The Suburbs. Hear Mark Wheat's thoughts and get ready to embrace the legendary new-wavers throughout all of August.

And make sure to check out Chris Walla's thoughts below on how to properly make pasta.

Local stories from this episode:

Artist Of The Month: The Suburbs



The Ericksons

What I Needed

Dark Dark Dark


Dean MaGraw

Come and Play

The Starfolk

Outnumbered, Outgunned, Outmaneuvered and Winning

Sifu Hotman

TIFF feat. Greg Grease (Doc McKinney Remix)


Incredibly Still (89.3 In-Studio Performance)


Love You In The Dark (89.3 In-Studio Performance)


The Way We Are (89.3 In-Studio Performance)


Pigeon Lung

The Cloak Ox

Kerosene and Spark

Actual Wolf


Har Mar Superstar



The High Life (For Francis Bebey)

Food Pyramid

Harsh (89.3 In-Studio Performance)

Fury Things

Matter (89.3 In-Studio Performance)

Fury Things

Vapors (89.3 In-Studio Performance)

Fury Things

Keep Diggin' feat. Lizzo

Mixed Blood Majority

Turn The Radio On

The Suburbs

Ride It Out


Sombear performs in The Current studios

Sombear may be a relatively new act in the music community here in Minnesota, but we can guarantee that a lot of you probably know the man behind the project. Brad Hale -- drummer for Now, Now -- is stepping into the spotlight to release a debut that's been stewing in his head for years.

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Fury Things performs in The Current studios

One of most impressive local bands to spring into the spotlight this year has been Fury Things, a power trio taking a cue from some of the best alt-rock bands that came to fruition in the '90s like Dinosaur Jr. and Superchunk.

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Program Schedule

Date Time Service Station
Sun 6:00 pm The Current KCMP