The Current wants to share great Minnesota music with the world, so we've partnered up with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and Manitoba Music (Winnipeg) to stage a mini tour with bands from each city for the ultimate Music Exchange.
In addition to being highlighted on each station's airwaves, the bands in this exchange — Lady Lark, from Minnesota; Silence Kit, from Winnipeg; and ZED KENZO, from Milwaukee — will be booked for a gig in Winnipeg, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, exposing acts from each city to new and thriving music scenes.
This event is also the kickoff party to the 5-day 2019 MN Music Summit: Building Creative Communities! Summit badge holders get in free and can enjoy a pre-show drink on us! More info: https://www.mnmusiccoalition.org/event/2019-mn-music-summit-building-creative-communities/
Silence Kit is fresh from the release of their new album, Silence Kit presents: Kitty Kitty, produced with Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung, Pack AD), a tour of Ontario and Quebec, and a showcase spot at Winnipeg’s winter music discovery festival, Big Fun. The four piece blends the driving method of early 2000s alternative and the unrestrained vision of post punk, made readily apparent by their intimate and explosive live performances that always deliver.
Lady Lark is a Minneapolis artist reviving a sound that echoes 20 years of pop, soul, and funk music. City Pages named her 2018's Best R&B Artist and The Current has called her "a pop/soul star to be".
Rapper Zed Kenzo has been turning heads and building buzz with her new single, “Go Psycho”, which dropped in January. Dubbed one of Milwaukee’s best rappers by Shepherd Express, the alum of Radio Milwaukee’s music accelerator program, Backline, hit Austin for a coveted SXSW showcase spot in March.