The Current's 9th Birthday lineups unveiled

Strange Names at City Pages' 10 Thousand Sounds 2013.

Strange Names at City Pages' 10 Thousand Sounds 2013.

Where does the time go? The public alt-rock radio station with a local lean 89.3 the Current has announced the lineup for its 9th Birthday Party shows at First Avenue. As the station enters its 10th year, it's crazy to think about how long this whole thing has been going on already.

As revealed by morning hosts Steve Seel and Jill Riley, the lineups feature a diversity of acts based (or formerly based) right here in Minnesota, and represent some of the best releases of the past year. One such artist is Strange Names, who debuted a track from their first full-length, Common Attraction, during the show. Check out the rest of acts below.

Friday, January 24
Actual Wolf
Strange Names
Har Mar Superstar

Saturday, January 25

The Cactus Blossoms
Caroline Smith

Additionally, DJs from the staff of the Current will be spinning tunes live in between sets.

The Current's 9th Birthday Party. Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 8 to MPR and Walker Art Center members first. More ticket info here. Shows are Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25. 18+, 7 p.m. $20.

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