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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
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 >>
Amber Schadewald profiles some of the female DJs who are taking over the Triple Rock's "Triple Double" nights this month.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.
The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.