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    July 24, 2014

    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. The Cactus Blossoms start us off this week with a new installment in the Spaces series, this time shot on the roof of the Turf Club. We've also got new clips from LOTT, Grol ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    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 get into things this week at Local Frames with a wild new video from Marijuana Deathsquads, in advance of their big show tonight at Triple Rock. We're also featuring new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Jared Allen gets passive aggressive after Frazier tells players to stop whining about coaching

    After the Vikings defense gave up yet another last-minute game-losing touchdown on Sunday in Dallas, veteran defensive lineman Kevin Williams and Brian Robison took a couple of shots at the coaching staff."There's some things that are going on internally that are not allowing us to close o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Caravan du Nord announces 2013 music lineup and locations

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2012

    Andrea Swensson departs City Pages for the Current

    Gimme Noise founder says farewell after four great years

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Doomtree dominating the social media airwaves today as they release No Kings

    ​If you've logged on to Twitter or Facebook today, chances are you've seen a post (or 10, or 20, or 50) about the release of Doomtree's second full-length, full-crew album, No Kings. In true swarm fashion, the group is inundating social media with promotion of the record this morning before taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Pink Mink set sail tonight with an airtight, joyous full-length debut

    Photo by Ben ClarkPink Mink at the Electric Fetus on Tuesday​Our Picked to Click 2010 champions Pink Mink are in the midst of a flurry of CD-release celebrations this week, culminating with tonight's Sunset Cocktail Cruise and Album Release Party that will set sail on the Mississippi River in St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Twins bats come alive against the A's

    Justin Morneau invokes the Killer with this towering home run.​As if to invoke the offensive fireworks of dearly departed Harmon Killebrew, the Twins scored in double digits for only the second time this season, unleashing an 11-1 onslaught against the nearly woeful A's. It was a great aftern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    The Current launches 24-hour local music stream

    ​The Current has long been a supporter of Minnesota music -- their playlist regularly features a handful of the most prominent artists coming out of our fair state, while Dave Campbell's two-hour Local Show delves deep into the goings-on of our local scene each Sunday night. Starting today, the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Southern Songbook at the Southern Theater, 2/14/11

    Photos by Erik HessAby Wolf​Southern Songbook: Desire and DeathFebruary 14, 2011Southern Theater, MinneapolisAs I walked up to the theater last night, I squeezed my date's hand. "This should be nice, huh?" I said as he held the door open for me. And then my eyes focused on the description of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Southern Songbook returns this Valentine's Day

    ​Screw Hallmark cards. This February 14, I can't think of a better way to kill an evening than with a night filled with "Valentine-ish subject matter sung by some of the best purveyors of melancholia around." That's how Adam Levy is describing his next installment of the Southern Songbook, his new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Hastings 3000 tour diary, Vol. 3

    ​One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour, which will find him jetting out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan. Here's the third installment of his tour diary (first installment here, second here). Check back over the next two weeks for more updates from his tour.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    The Current hosts 'Critics' Picks' show recapping year in local music

    ​With year-end retrospectives gushing out of every local publication in town, the Current's Local Show decided to invite a crew of local music writers to gather with host Dave Campbell and discuss the best records and trends to sweep the Twin Cities this year. I had the pleasure of joining Chris R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    A Tribute to the Replacements, 11/26/10

    Photos by Erik Hess​A Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Al Kooper honored at the Dakota Jazz Club

    All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison Scott​A sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010
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    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Al Kooper talks Dylan, Conan, Hendrix, and lifetime in the music business

    All photos courtesy​INTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    New Year's Eve 2010 concert guide

    The best of the best music events for December 31.

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    November 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving weekend concert guide

    Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.

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    October 6, 2009

    Gimme Noise on the radio

    Sample audio from our recent appearances on 89.3 the Current, Mischke's "In the Stream," and more.

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    February 11, 2009

    Flyer of the Week: V-Day edition

    In honor of the impending love fest, we showcase three flyers in this week's edition.

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    May 19, 2008

    Let's go cat dancing: Jen Paulson reviews Rock for Pussy

    Rock for Pussy, now in its fifth year, will see that all kinds of Rock and Roll kitties at the Minnesota Valley Humane Society get a helping ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Over the Weekend: April 25-27, 2008

    It was another huge weekend for local music. Both the Cloud Cult CD release show and the Afternoon Records 5th Anniversary party filled the First Avenue Main Room with ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2007
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    September 20, 2006

    Altering ELO's Eden

    Electric Light Orchestra reissues deliver—and dilute—paradise

  • Unknown

    June 28, 2006

    Learning to Love Again

    Recommended albums from the first half of 2006

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    September 21, 2005

    Your guide to the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards

    Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!