It's the birthday party every kid in town wanted to score an invite/ticket to, as the venerable local radio station the Current turns six in grand style at First Ave on Friday night, throwing loyal listeners a bash that we won't soon forget. Brother Ali (pictured) has just been announced as the headliner, joining Free Energy and Jeremy Messersmith, as well as another late but welcome addition, Roma Di Luna. It's a formidable, all-Minnesota lineup (it's safe to claim Free Energy due to their local ties and how many times they've played here over the past year) that will certainly give us all another reason to celebrate our flourishing music scene as well as the great station that helps foster it. 18+.
Fri., Jan. 21, 7 p.m., 2011