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Contemporary underground music of Minnesota

Obi Original. Femi Kuti Cedar Cultural Center
From indie to hip-hop, hyper-pop to folk music, hear an entire playlist of music dedicated to some of Minnesota’s hidden gems. Artists include Anita Velveeta, Obi Original, Jest, Yellow Ostrich, Products, Craishon, Bad Posture Club, Cult Vibes, Airlands and more. Read more

Linecheck: a conversation on artmaking; new music from Student 1, Aida Shahghasemi

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Hear excerpts from Linecheck, a conversation about the artmaking process with Martin Dosh, Mankwe Ndosi and Lady Midnight. These three genre-defying musicians discuss the practices they use to harness creativity and bring new forms of art to life. Also, hear a variety of new music from Student 1, Aida Shahghasemi, Guytano, Rank Strangers and more. Read more

Interviews with Trampled by Turtles and Graveyard Club

Mid West Music Fest 2022
Hear interviews with Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles and Matthew Schufman + Michael Wojtalewicz of Graveyard Club. Diane also features a number of band with upcoming shows, including Tony Andreason of The Trashmen, Bdotcroc, Thomas Abban, Turn Turn Turn, American Scarecrows and more. Read more

Poliça perform in The Current studio

Poliça – live at The CurrentThe Current
Minneapolis art-pop band Poliça are known for innovation, forward-thinking artistry, and novel electronic soundscapes. The 11-year-old band visited The Current studio to talk about their new album with The Local Show’s Diane. Read more

Interview and in-studio with Polica; New music from Gully Boys, Ondara and more

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Hear our in-studio session and interview with Minneapolis’s Polica. The electronic-art pop band performed two new songs, and talked about their experimentations with producer Ryan Olson’s new Artificial Intelligence music software AllOvers, which was used to record their latest album “Madness”. Hear new music from The Gully Boys, Traiveon, Ondara, Night Moves, Anju, a re-release from Awesome Snakes and much more. This Sunday on The Local Show. Read more

Minnesota Highlights of 2022 (so far)

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Check out some of Diane’s favorite song of 2022 (so far). Artists include Joe Rainey, The Cactus Blossoms, Zora, Ricki Monique, Chastity Brown, Polica, Cloud Cult and more. Read more

Happy Juneteenth, Happy Pride

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Hear a variety of new music from artists like Trampled by Turtles, Thomas Abban, Doug Collins, and St Paul Peterson. In honor of pride, we’ll celebrate queer voices such as Zora, Dua Saleh, Ness Nite, Gully Boys, Nat Harvie and more. In honor of Juneteenth, we also spin some anthemic music to help celebrate. Read more

Interview and in-studio with MMYYKK

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We air our in-studio session and interview with MMYYKK, who mixes traditional soul music with modern R&B and exceptional lyricism. Also hear new music from Thomas Abban, Chastity Brown, Hotline TNT and more. Read more


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