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March Scouting Report; New music from Allie McIntosh, The Scarlet Goodbye, and more

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Hear music from all the artists featured on the Local Current’s March Scouting Report. From art-pop to hip-hop, Americana to punk rock, explore a variety of sonic flavors from some of Minnesota’s best and brightest artists, including scene veterans like Guante and Aby Wolf, and newcomers like Haley E Rydell, Loki’s Folly and Blu Bone.  Also hear brand new release from 16-year-old pop singer Allie McIntosh, and supergroup rockers The Scarlet Goodbye, and more. Read more

Christy Costello & Monica LaPlante catch up with Diane

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Two household names in the Minneapolis punk/indie/underground scene - Christy Costello and Monica LaPlante - talk with Local Show host Diane about their new recordings, as well as their motivations, influences, and experiences in the DIY scene. Read more

New music from Gully Boys, Aby Wolf, Hippo Campus and more

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Catch an exclusive premiere of Gully Boys’ newest gunge-pop single “Optimist”. Also hear brand new tracks from Aby Wolf, Hippo Campus, Zippy Laske, Chatham Rise, BZ3 Organ Trio, and more. Diane also recaps her experience at Big Turn Music Festival with song selections from Buffalo Weavers, NATL PARK SRVC, Dan Israel, and more. Read more

Honoring Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, special guest Julian Green of Carbon Sound and Local Show host Diane present two hours worth of soul, hip-hop, R&B, folk, jazz, pop and more, all by local black musicians. Hear from modern artists like Huhroon, Blu Bone, Papa Mbye and Ondara. And from classic Minnesota artists like Prince, Cornbread Harris and Sounds of Blackness.  Read more

Minnesota songs about relationships

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, tune in for a playlist of local music about the soul connection of being in a relationship. Hear songs from Ondara, Cloud Cult, Trampled By Turtles, Mayyadda, and more. Also hear brand new releases from Kavyesh Kaviraj, Thomas Abban, Annie Fitzgerald, Tacklebox, SYM1 and more. Read more

Local live performances: '05 to now

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Hear two hours worth of local live performances from The Current’s archive, including in-studio sessions and live concerts. Starting in year 2005, when the station began, and ending to the present year, hear Minnesota artists like Bad Plus, Golden Smog, Heiruspecs, Low, Now Now, Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Free Energy, Lizzo and more. Read more

Interview with Bad Bad Hats; Music from Selah C, Têtes Noires, and more

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Singer/guitarist Kerry Alexander and bassist Chris Hoge of Bad Bad Hats chat with Diane about the 10th Anniversary Edition their first official record, It Hurts. Highly acquainted with fans of The Current, Bad Bad Hats have been a staple in the Minnesota music scene since the celebrated EP’s release in 2013. Tune in to get an even deeper sense of the artists’ background and personality. We talked about old memories, the band’s early influences, the dynamics of being in a band with your spouse, and more. Also hear music Selah C., Tetes Noires, Dead Man Winter, Beemer and more. Read more


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