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Photos: Marijuana Deathsquads make poignant Sound for Silents at the Walker


Last night at the Walker Art Center, Marijuana Deathsquads and People entranced hundreds with their newest project, a commission that features new scores for nine silent Dada films. With their backs turned to the audience and their eyes facing the screen, the 11 musicians — squad members Ryan Olson, Isaac Gale, Mark McGee, Ben Ivascu, Mark…

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Marijuana Deathsquads and People to soundtrack Dada films at the Walker


Anti-art. Unorthodox. Avant-garde. These words apply to not one but two parties in today’s headline: Dada films and Marijuana Deathsquads, the Twin Cities noise supergroup helmed by Isaac Gale and Ryan Olson. Given their commonalities, Dada and Deathsquads make perfect bedfellows in tonight’s Walker Art Center event, “Sound for Silents: Film & Music on the…

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Coffee Break: Band names that lie

Mumford & Sons

Sometimes bands will choose a name for themselves that is simply not factual. Maybe they are "The *blank Sisters" or "*blank* and Sons" or they are named after a last name that none of them have. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from band names that lie?

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