Since April, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) has represented America's independent music and entertainment venues in their struggle to survive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. Moose, NIVA's executive director, told The Current's Jay Gabler where things stand - and what's being lost as venues start to permanently close.
A press release for Lana Del Rey's new poetry book, 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass,' approvingly quotes an NME review that describes the book as 'a new offshoot of the very specific world she's created as Lana Del Rey.'
Since early summer, Crooners Supper Club in Fridley has been holding live concerts with precautions taken to deter the spread of COVID-19. Andrew Walesch, the venue's music director, talked about how it's been going - and what plans are as weather turns increasingly adverse.
'Mirror Sound' is a new book from writer Spencer Tweedy, designer Lawrence Azerrad, and photographer Daniel Topete. The book, subtitled 'A Look Into the People and Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music,' features the personal studio spaces of artists including Sharon Van Etten, Sadie Dupuis, Mike Eagle, Melina Duterte (Jay Som), Emitt Rhodes, Suzanne Ciani, Laetitia Tamko (Vagabon), Ty Segall, and tUnE-yArDs.
In 'Clouds,' the Zach Sobiech biopic debuting today on Disney+, Neve Campbell plays Laura Sobiech - the mother of the young Minnesota man who wrote and recorded the inspiring title song before dying of cancer at age 18.
Holly Hansen is a musical artist known for her performances as Zoo Animal and, until lockdown, her t.e.e. live series at the 331 Club. She connected with Jay Gabler on Instagram live to talk about what she's been doing and experiencing in recent months.