DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinnesota Public Radio has just introduced a new feature posing the question, "Is Minnesota Music in a golden age?" MPR reporter Chris Roberts interviewed local figures covering music, booking m ... More >>
‚ÄčDessaNobel Peace Prize Forum, Kennedy Center at Augsburg College, MinneapolisMarch 2, 2012It seemed that both Dessa and the nearly 800 fans who packed Augsburg's Kennedy Center on Friday night were in somewhat uncharted territory as we gathered to hear her present as part of the three-day Nobe ... More >>
‚ÄčThe 24th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum is set to take place in Minneapolis on March 1-3, bringing together an impressive group of leaders in the worlds of politics, education, and music. One of the many highlights of the momentous three-day event will be a discussion and short performance by ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
Terry Eason has long been a part of the Twin Cities music scene. Hailing from Saint Paul, Eason has played in several of his own bands, including the legendary North Equator Nine, Ultrasonics, Pronounced Eggtree and Eason as well as handling six-string duty with Wendy Lewis's Rhea Valentine, ... More >>
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Sample audio from our recent appearances on 89.3 the Current, Mischke's "In the Stream," and more.
The Current's local program is expanding to two hours with its new host, David Campbell.
We examine the possibility in light of the modern, fractured music industry
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
MPR recently profiled one of the bands in our burgeoning experimental electro scene. Here are a few other local outfits worth checking out.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Dance critic Caroline Palmer reports on the community reaction to the artistic director's removal. Many are concerned this move indicates "a larger sensibility and style of leadership that is detrimental to the future of the Southern."
It's been a little over three years since mnartists.org launched in late 2004. Since then, the McKnight and Walker Art Center-developed website has sought to bring artists of all facets together on one handy website. Though at times the site can feel a little visual art-heavy, musicians can become m ... More >>
Local Musicís Most Optimistic Fan Joins the Current
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Picked to Click Pollsters cast their votes
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
Gabbing about quasi-Christian orgasms and R&B booty reduction with the music critic hosts of Garrison Keillor's newest brainchild, Pop Vultures