Christian Erickson

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with a new video from Twin Cities quintet Speed's the Name, who are set to release a new record at the end of this month. We've also got a fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Top Ten must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with the strikingly gorgeous new video for the Ocean Blue's soaring new single, "Sad Night, Where Is Morning?" which was deftly directed by vete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Shapeshifter's Tim Ritter: I love the indie scene here like my own kids

    While grunge broke out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s, there was something different happening in the Twin Cities. Bands here were far more influenced by what was happening in the U.K., and a vital and volatile shoegaze/Krautrock/dreampop scene materialized. Sadly, many of those bands we ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2013

    How They Met

    Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Zeus Jones releases free "Vote No" wedding bands

    Zeus Jones, a Lyn-Lake-based marketing and branding agency, has devised a unique way to show solidarity with the "For All" rights cause -- free "Vote No" wedding bands.SEE ALSO: Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard features Michele Bachmann [PHOTO]"It's about applying the skills we have to stuff we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Mary Lucia on tonight's Rock for Pussy IX, David Bowie, and "Cat People"

    The best thing about Rock for Pussy is obviously that the charity event, now entering its ninth installment tonight, provides funds for local forlorn cats and kittens in need of a helping paw. But not far behind is that the event, organized by the Current's Mary Lucia and a team of musicians, has su ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Copper Field to release debut EP at Aster Cafe this Friday

    ​The Copper Field's debut EP, The Standard and Poor's, sounds like a rough cut the band took after a long night of drinking and swapping stories. And in fact, that's more or less the way it happened, as the home-produced record was recorded between frontman Michael Grey's living room and bassi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Rock for Pussy 8 unites Bowie fans and cat people tonight at First Avenue

    Yes, that's a pile of kittens​There are cat lovers, and then there are CAT LOVERS. Crazy cat people from all across the cat insanity spectrum will be gathering at First Avenue tonight for the annual Rock for Pussy charity event, which invites local musicians to perform covers of David Bowie songs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Czeslaw's Loop unites dozens of local musicians for massive riverside Art-A-Whirl project

    ​What started as an annual tradition during Art-A-Whirl has now transformed into a project of monumental proportions. Previously known as the Boat Project, which would invite local noise and experimental rock bands to play on the roof of a houseboat and out in the middle of the Mississippi River b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Blue Sky Blackout release 'John Hughes' EP tonight at Cause

    Photos courtesy Christian Erickson​The inside of the Zeus Jones office in Uptown is a sleek, ultramodern-looking space. Its marble walls and high ceilings show off treated wood and aged brick that contrast smartly with the dark, shining floor below. A long table stretches the length of the main ro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2011
  • Music

    February 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Copper Field at Aster Cafe, 12/29/10

    Photo by Christian EricksonThe Copper Field at Cause in October​The Copper FieldDecember 29, 2010Aster Cafe, MinneapolisMichael Grey's voice is not exactly beautiful. As he sits on the stage at the Aster Café, acoustic guitar settled against his chest, microphone at the ready, he is very much the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    VitaminwaterZERO: Flourish fashion show in review

    Photo by Christian EricksonIvan Idland and his look​At last night's rooftop fashion show seven designers each created one look inspired by one of the seven new flavors of VitaminwaterZERO. The actual runway event was short and sweet, with short commentary from the designers at the end. It took pla ... More >>

  • Arts

    January 28, 2004

    A Man Walks Into A Bar

    A night on the town with standup impresario Dan Schlissel

  • Music

    August 28, 2002

    Spies Like Us

    Ed Ackerson creates an espionage cartoon that's also a band

  • Music

    May 8, 2002

    Sussed Out!

    Polara's Ed Ackerson launches the Susstones multimedia collective

  • Music

    April 19, 2000

    Picked to Click X

    Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll

  • Music

    March 22, 2000