Ali Lozoff

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Where should Obama go while he's in Minneapolis?

    Today, President Obama comes to Minneapolis for an overnight trip. It's his second trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes this year. (Check out our humorous post about the first here.)He'll be at a private fundraiser hosted by Sam and Sylvia Kaplan tonight, and tomorrow, the president will deliver a speec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    An oral history of 89.3 the Current's The Morning Show

    The day's early hours can be make-or-break for radio. When sleepy commuters roll out of their beds and into their cars, many stations try to connect via a bawdy, prank phone-calling, zoo-style show. But at 89.3 the Current, The Morning Show co-hosts Steve Seel and Jill Riley have created a subtler m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    An oral history of Rock the Garden

    As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2014

    89.3 the Current: An oral history

    DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    First Avenue staffer Billy Sverkerson has died

    Twin Cities music venue vet Billy Sverkerson died early Sunday morning. The well-known and well-liked figure in the local scene was most recently employed at First Avenue, but his career in the music business traces back to the late '70s when he started working at the 400 Bar and eventually became a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Triple Rock puts a new spin on Ladies Night

    tendercakes-thumb.jpgAmber Schadewald profiles some of the female DJs who are taking over the Triple Rock's "Triple Double" nights this month.

  • News

    April 22, 1998

    Picked To Click VIII

    It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.

  • Arts

    July 16, 1997

    PICKED TO CLICK PART 7: It's New to You!

    The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
    Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north

  • News

    July 10, 1996

    Who Are These Girls & Guys?

    That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.