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Mid West Music Fest highlights + Interview with Gary Hines

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This week Diane highlights freshly announced music festivals including Blue Ox and Mid West Music Fest. Hear performing artists such as Polica, Haley, Pert Near Sandstone and Humbird. Diane also plays brand new music from Cloud Cult, The Nunnery, Tone LaDon and more. At the end of the programs, we’ll hear from Gary Hines of Sounds of Blackness, who are nominated for an NAACP Image Award for their song “Time For Reparations”. Read more

Honoring MLK with local sounds, interview with Matt Latterell and more

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Hear brand new music from Minnesota artists Loki’s Folly, WHY NOT, Green/Blue, Purple Funk Metropolis, Bloodline and more. We honor Martin Luther King day with local music from Sounds of Blackness, PaviElle, RRD2, Longshot and L.A. Buckner. Additionally, hear an interview Matt Latterell, creator of the hilarious new YouTube cartoon series Starby. Find out how he got industry elites like Jason Isbell and Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) as voice actors. Read more

Jesse Wiza guests hosts, Charlie Parr talks to Diane

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Jesse Wiza, co-producer of The Local Show, sits in as guest host of this week’s program. Hear throwbacks from Stephanie Says and Spider John, new music from Whistler Isaiah, Samantha Moon and more. Also, catch Diane’s interview with Charlie Parr, who talks about his January residency at Turf Club, partnership with the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, and future musical and literary endeavors. Read more

Interviews with Duluth's Lanue, and Minneapolis' Miloe

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This week on the show, hear interviews with Miloe music about his upcoming performance at The Current’s 17th Anniversary show, and Lanue, who will be performing at Best New Bands at First Ave on January 7. Plus new music from DNM, CAIRNS, The Famillian, and more. Read more

New music from Boyish, The Suburbs, Bathtub Cig and more

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Hear new songs never heard on The Current by artists such as Boyish, Ashleigh Still, Bathtub Cig and Ryan Gebardt. We’ll also highlight artists performing end-of-the-year shows including Reina Del Cid, Blood Smoke Body, Dessa and Creeping Charlie. Discover your end of the year plans or just discover your new favorite Minnesota artists from 6-8pm with Host Diane. **Update: The Suburbs show with The Suicide Commandos and Scrunchies has been postponed to February 12, 2021. Read more

Minnesota Holiday Songs + 2021 Remembered

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Tune in for a festive list of Holiday songs from some of your favorite Minnesota artists including Davina and the Vagabonds, Sarah Morris, Good Night Gold Dust, Jeremy Messersmtih, The New Standards and more We’ll also pay tribute to local artists we lost this year including Max Graham, the beloved mandolinist of Kind Country, Billy Franze, “The Reverend” guitar player for Dr. Mambo’s Combos, and Jessa Roquet, the talented singer/songwriter of Gambler’s Daughter. Read more

Favorite Local Songs of 2021, Part 2

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Diane highlights some of her favorite songs released by Minnesota artists this year. Part 2 includes folk music from Humbird and Charlie Parr, jazz-R&B from PaviElle and Javier Santiago; and alt-rock from Night Moves and Products. Read more

Playlist: The Local Show's 89 notable Minnesota songs of 2021

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This selection of 89 songs showcases a variety of sounds from artists across Minnesota released in 2021. From classic Americana to punk rock, dance-pop to cutting edge hip-hop, turn on this playlist for any-time-of-day kind of feel. Just be prepared to feel feelings, move your body, and maybe sing a little. Read more

Favorite Local Songs of 2021, Part 1

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Diane highlights some of her favorite songs released by Minnesota artists this year. Part one features rock ‘n’ roll from Gully Boys, Kiss The Tiger, and Low Rats; hip-hop/R&B from Dua Saleh, MMYYKK, and Papa Mbye; indie from Under Violet, YYY, Hippo Campus and more. In addition, hear brand new music from local honky-tonk brothers The Cactus Blossoms. Part two airs next Sunday, December 12, 2021. Read more

Time Machine Weekend: 2005 and 1984

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The Local Show’s 2021 edition of Time Machine Weekend features 2005 and 1984. 2005 was a year when big Minnesota music names such as Trampled By Turtles, Dessa, Haley, Low, The Hold Steady and Charlie Parr really started to set their career paths forward with some incredible albums, all highlighted in this episode. We also feature some gems from artist that you may have forgot about, including Tapes ‘n Tapes, The Soviettes and Cloud Cult. 1984 was also an important year in Minnesota music with the release of Prince’s Purple Rain, The Replacements’ “Let It Be” and The Suburb’s “Love Is The Law” and more. Tune in to go back in time: Minnesota style. Read more

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