With members of Trampled by Turtles
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
March 23, 2013
During the interview portion of Low's riveting show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday night, Alan Sparhawk spoke candidly of the band's objective in approaching the evening. "We've played down here quite a few t ... More >>
The days of supper club touring for Minneapolis-based Jeremy Messersmith could be numbered. It was announced today that the singer-songwriter (and author of drunken Grammys rants on Twitter) has landed a massive new deal with Glassnote Records, based in New York. This is the label that has put out a ... More >>
Duluth slowcore stalwarts Low have announced the tracklisting and cover art for their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way, and have just shared the first single from that new collection, the achingly beautiful but decidedly buoyant, "Just Make It Stop." The new record was produced by Wilco's Jeff T ... More >>
Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>
While the end of the State Fair can feel like a greasy death of sorts, we're happy to say this Week in Food should perk you right up thanks to a two-day kielbasa festival and Summit's 26th birthday party (among other delicious options).
If you're on a budget but still want to woo your signific ... More >>
Polica's in-studio performance featuring an interview with the Current's Mark Wheat recently hit NPR, not MPR, but the national one. With an impressive number of camera angles, we get a look at "Wandering Star" and "The Maker" that's not unlike any number of professionally created music videos in ... More >>
Mark RobertsBeer fests abound this month in the Twin CitiesGrab your goblets and get a good protein base in your gut. It's going to be a marathon month for beer fans in the Twin Cities. Every weekend holds something big, including two Saturdays with two events each. This Saturday kicks it off ... More >>
Celebrate with Summit.As we shared earlier this month, there is a whole lot merrymaking going on over at Summit Brewing as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with events all over town and a big ole party at their headquarters this September. We wanted to give you the whole scoop:
The Current today is doing a fairly massive edition of Theft of the Dial today -- Fox 9's M.A. Rosko and the Decemberists have already helped out the little big station this morning, with two big'uns still to come.
Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Current's Jim McGuinn with Mayor RT RybakThe Current's 6th Birthday Party (Featuring Free Energy, Brother Ali, Jeremy Messersmith, Roma di Luna, and Trampled By Turtles)January 21, 2011First AvenueThe Current has had such an impact on the local music scene in its
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Photo: Chris YunkerIt's everywhere you want to be.Remember that snow storm last weekend? The one where you got towed because you didn't obey the snow parking rules while you were inside watching the Vikings get hammered by the Bears, all while nursing a Surly-induced hangover and trying to figure ... More >>
Alan Turkus via Flickr.comNow celebrating squash seasonMill City Farmers Market hosts its Fall Harvest Dinner on Sunday, a celebration of fall foods and farmers and a fundraiser for the nonprofit market. We spoke with Marjorie Hegstrom, director of the Mill City Farmers Market, to find out mo ... More >>
Get this man some FritosIf you wake up to The Current during weekday mornings, then you probably have breakfast with Steve Seel, who hosts the 6-10 a.m. show with Jill Riley. But what does Seel, a guy who gets up before the sun, nosh on?
First Avenue and City Pages want to help you stretch out the last few days of summer vacation with Monday Off!, a dance party blowout in the Mainroom this Sunday night. Members of local bands Solid Gold, Lookbook, and Communist Daughter will be hanging out and spinning DJ sets alongside the Curre ... More >>
Whether you've watched every game half-drunk in the early morning screaming along with some American chav analogues, or you can't wait for people to stop talking about it, the Nomad's World Cup Finals Block Party gives both sides of the fence a fitting conclusion to the month-long competition.
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 only thing getting in the way of local musician Jeremy Messersmith's hunt for morel mushrooms is his upcoming Graveyard tour, which will take him from fungi stalking in Minnesota to stops as varied as New York and Seattle. Luckily he had time to discuss the value of a piping-hot frickle befor ... More >>