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
Nothing pairs better with local cuisine than musical accompaniment from an accomplished local musician. On a chilly January Sunday, Amy Brown and Heidi Andermack of Chowgirls Killer Catering will invite guests into their cozy space in Northeast for an evening of their locally sourced dishes and a se ... More >>
The Caravan du Nord tour plays such a wonderful, vital role in spreading the musical talents of Minnesota artists to all corners of our state. The music lineup and locations for the Minnesota Music Coalition's 3rd annual tour have just been announced, and once again a litany of gifted local acts wil ... More >>
See Also: Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy at the Minnesota State Fair, 9/1/12 Sound Unseen 12: From Sid & Nancy to Sigur Ros The 13th Annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival has just announced the dates, film lineup, and venues participating in this year's festivities. Sound Unseen will r ... More >>
Meet founders Cory Wong and Eric Foss
Photo by Louisa PodlichWith severe weather hitting the metro area, the Walker Art Center has decided to move its inaugural 2011 Music & Movies night in Loring Park indoors to the Walker Cinema, which unfortunately only fits about 330 people (the recurring night usually draws over 1,000). Acco ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh GrierWelcome to Rock the Garden 2011! There's a steady rain here right now, and all along the hillside in front of the stage there are brightly colored rain jackets and ponchos as far as the eye can see.Gimme Noise is set up in back of stage at th ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the WalkerThis afternoon the Walker Art Center unveiled its schedule for this year's Music & Movies, which was on hiatus last year (and subsequently picked up and presented by City Pages as "Four Nights in Loring") and has since been reclaimed by the museum's curators. This ... More >>
Next Tuesday, May 24, Minnesota's oldest enigma turns 70 years old. Not surprisingly, there are a few celebrations planned around town, and some reminiscences elsewhere as well.
The Current is preparing for a 24-block of all-local music this Saturday, May 15 from midnight to midnight, which they are dubbing "Minnesota Music Day." The station will present three separate specialty shows with all-local programming in addition to inviting hosts Bill DeVille, Mac Wilson, Stev ... More >>
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
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Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
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The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
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