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
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Kevin HaysL.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>
Pink Mink took the #1 spot in last year's poll; who will come out on top in 2011?We are less than a week away from this year's Picked to Click issue, which will be the 21st time that City Pages has published its best-new-bands poll and marks the 20th anniversary of the very first Picked to Click ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenWith only a couple of weeks left until the release of their reunion record, Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawks are flying into overdrive with a series of promotional shows, downloads, and appearances, including a recent stop at Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion last wee ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessRebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy 8June 10, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisNow in its eighth go-round, the annual David Bowie tribute-meets-cat shelter fundraiser Rock for Pussy has become one of the most predictably fun nights in local music, as shown by the large turnout and vibrant ... More >>
Yes, that's a pile of kittensThere 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 >>
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.
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 >>
Here's a little Friday fun for our readers: We've noticed that folks in the Twin Cities music scene have some pretty goddamn adorable pets. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, we now have the opportunity to get an up close and personal view of a musician's life, right down to the animals who share th ... More >>
Newcomers prepare to release their first CD
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 >>
You voted for your favorite people, places and things in the Twin Cities, and now you can see the result. Here are City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities Readers' Choice Award winners.
Mary Lucia, Mark Wheat, and Jim McGuinn sit down to reflect on how far the station has come in five short years.
Recaps of Animal Collective's First Ave. show, P.O.S. DJs on the Current & new Soundset mixtape released.
Rebel, rebel. It's time for another David Bowie tribute show!
Rock the Garden update, Metric to play First Avenue & recaps of Prince's three shows last Friday
As part of their whirlwind visit through town yesterday, the former Jayhawks performed in the Current studios.
Slogan aside, 89.3 limits its list of songs
Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?
Canadians leave me speechless; luckily, a new Radio K comp speaks for itself
Two Shows, Forty Local Bands
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things
Alt rock eats it with another radio format change
The Future's Imperfect and the Past Is Always Here
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.