Music fans in the Twin Cities area are blessed with a plethora of great radio stations to choose from. No matter what your tastes or preferences are, you can typically find a spot on the local dial that is playing something you like. Radio K is definitely one of the best radio options in the area, f ... More >>
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Photo By Adam WeissWill Hermes is currently a senior critic for Rolling Stone, as well as being a regular contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered," but he has a distinguished history with the Twin Cities music scene as well. Mr. Hermes began writing for the City Pages in the early '90s, and b ... More >>
David Lefever's threatening online post got him arrested.An Appleton, Wisconsin man has been arrested after leaving a threatening message on the message board of a Canadian radio station. David Lefever wrote the message Tuesday, telling blog readers that he was going to "Go on a shooting spree in ... More >>
The Flaming Lips headline memorable summer festival
Smith wants more than $50 million from the MSNBC host.Punk rock preacher Bradley Dean Smith will announce plans later this morning to sue MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for more than $50 million. According to Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, Maddow and other unnamed news outlets defamed him by twe ... More >>
Cook is serving a 25-year sentence for masterminding a Ponzi scheme. Did radio personality Pat Kiley help him?A year ago, conservative radio show host Patrick Kiley was suing reporters for tying him to Trevor Cook's $190 million Ponzi scheme. But it looks like Kiley's vehement denial of wrongdo ... More >>
Did MPR's lawyers try to sabotage KFAI's funding in the 1970s?In 1973, a group of Minneapolis residents had an idea for a 10-watt radio station. Instead of hiring experienced radio personalities to read news or play classical music, they would open up the airwaves to other community members ... More >>
It's that time again. Radio K, the student run station from the University of Minnesota very humbly has launched another pledge drive and is asking for your help.
"The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away? Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>
As with many Tuesday afternoons, the announcements keep pouring in today for some killer shows happening this spring and summer. In addition to the big Black Keys gig at Roy Wilkins on July 3, we also learned today that TV on the Radio are returning to the First Ave Mainroom for a pair of shows o ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganMayors RT Rybak and Chris Coleman at the Current's 5th birthday partyLast May, when Mumford & Sons blasted through town with a very sold-out show at the Varsity Theater, the impact that Minneapolis Public Radio's contemporary music station has on our concert ticket market ... More >>
photo via Retribution Gospel Choir's MyspaceAlan Sparhawk's relatively aggressive, tightly yet epically sprawling, and stunningly composed project Retribution Gospel Choir recently recorded a session at The Current, playing their songs "Working Hard," "Hide It Away," and "Your Bird." Lucky for ev ... More >>
On Thursday we posted about two of Spider John Koerner's upcoming shows, and waxed a little rhapsodic about his contributions to local music history and that particular, not half-hearted but self-effacing, eye-to-the-revelry way he and his peers have approached folk music over the past 40-odd yea ... More >>
How conservative is Ed? Check out his acceptance speech: He's introduced by Rush Limbaugh, and then introduces Michele Bachmann.
What could be cuter than a ticklish baby? A ticklish baby ape!
The North Dakota journalist and Concordia College graduate sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison will be freed today and allowed to leave the country immediately.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty managed to squeeze out a win against Newt Gingrich in National Public Radio's March Madness GOP 2012 bracket. Can he make it to the Final Four?
After a decade on Radio K, the galaxy's most eccentric music broadcast has found a home on the internet. Co-producer Chuck Tomlinson talks music, swear words, and the freedoms of the internet.
Someone must be insane to think our next First Lady, Michelle Obama, and our crazy Rep. Michele Bachmann have anything in ... More >>
TV on the Radio return to deliver the punk gospel
For many listeners, hip hop history is a clip of the Sugar Hill Gang on VH-1. For Kevin Beacham, it's an obsession and a profession.
Nelly featuring Tim McGraw, "Over and Over"
Lars Larson and the subterranean network of the local hip-hop
Hello Rock Star and other salutations that may never reach the ears of the seriously talented but lamentably underappreciated singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod