More than just a passionately driven farm-to-table cafe, Birchwood is a touchstone for the community, a serious supporter of local farms, as well as home to the best savory waffles ever conceived. With all they have going on, it was inevitable that they would outgrow their modest space.Just as they ... More >>
This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>
Not only do the good folks at MN Original continue to have revealing profiles of Minnesota artists featured regularly on their programs, but lately they have also broadcast many stirring live performances from local musicians as part of the show as well. Astronautalis, Mason Jennings, the Suburbs, S ... More >>
So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self assigned penance For problems with easy solutions - Death Cab for Cutie
Our annual Year in Music issue is online now, and hits stands tomorrow.As we were narrowing down the volumes of albums released this year for our Best Minnesota Albums of 2011 list, I couldn't help but be a little astounded at just how many high-quality releases were issued this year. And these a ... More >>
Take time away from shopping and eating this weekend to enjoy some shows.
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 >>
Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>
Photo via Edina RealtyPachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale ... More >>
It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since I picked up my first Radio K Stuck on AM compilation, because I still remember it vividly.
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterAlexi Murdoch and Haley BonarFebruary 23, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe heavily anticipated Alexi Murdoch show at the Cedar Cultural Center was everything that everyone had hoped for, and then some. The show started at a leisurely hour for a Wednesday nigh ... More >>
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Photos by Erik HessAby WolfSouthern 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 >>
So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?
The Current has released the set times for tonight's sold-out bash in the Mainroom, along with some info on how to watch a streaming broadcast of the show from the warmth of your home. Live video and audio will begin streaming at about 8:15 p.m. tonight; simply head to TheCurrent.org to follow al ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Dessa, BNLX, Kristoff Krane, and more
A benefit for live sound and recording engineer Brad Kern is shaping up to be quite the remarkable lineup, thanks to Kern's extensive involvement in the local scene. Since working with Trip Shakespeare in 1991, Kern has mixed or recorded countless acts, and now the bands are honoring Kern with a ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt's hard to believe that it's almost time for the State Fair again (summer, do you have to leave already?), but the great gathering of fried food, free stuff, and outdoor music is only a few short weeks away. The Current just announced their schedule of live performances a ... More >>
We had our photographers out in full force this weekend to catch everything from Warren G at Epic to Saturday's popular Lowertown Music Fest to the Menergy DJ night at the Kitty Cat Klub. Here's a sampling of some of the new music photography we have up on our site.
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
That's right, more lists!
A guide to all of the content in today's print edition.
Sample some of the tracks being played on our commercial-free radio stations.
Photos from over the weekend.
An update on Lookbook's new release, P.O.S. sets dates with Eyedea and Abilities & Moby performs in The Current's studio.
Red Pens win 2009 Picked to Click, Radio K goes FM, new Gigamesh & Bill Mike's guitar goes missing.
The Fiery Furnaces announce TC date, Mason Jennings plays for Rolling Stone & Bob Dylan shows his art.
News on Har Mar Superstar's new album, Now, Now Every Children heading back to Europe & Red Pens play the Fetus.
Check out these live shots from yesterday's in-studio.
Morrissey has backed Mason Jennings, Bill Mike Band, and Haley Bonar
...the scene is now
What we talk about when we don't talk about love
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Spilled blood, blown fuses, and perforated skulls: the unlikely rise of American Head Charge
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
The Future's Imperfect and the Past Is Always Here