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 >>
Duluth's experimental rockers brought a polarizing one-song performance to Rock the Garden
Just like we did last year, here are a selection of GIFs highlighting the many unforgettable sights of Rock the Garden 2013. As it turned out, the Walker Art Center's lawn and parking garage, thanks to Dan Deacon, proved crucial to this year's event. Photographer Anna Gulbrandsen braved the puddle ... More >>
Duluth experimental rockers Low put on one of the most polarizing performances ever to hit Rock the Garden this year. You see, their entire set consisted of a 27-minute version of their 1996 song "Do You Know How to Waltz?" The dirge-y, slow-building track stretched to nearly twice its recorded leng ... More >>
PLENTY of events going on this week to get everyone out of the house. Wednesday, the Kopecky Family band (which is not actually a family band) play the Triple Rock. Featuring Astronautalis, Sims, Greg Grease and Mixed Blood Majority, Friday is a night for hip hop in the First Avenue Mainro ... More >>
Emily Haines won't give up the past for the sake of her future. The lead singer of the Canadian rock band Metric is captivating to watch onstage, fiery and opinionated but controlled enough to reign it in and expose pieces of her life in song. The latest in this chain of expression is last year's Sy ... More >>
Because the good people at the Current and the Walker Art Center just can't help themselves, they've just announced that in addition to their epic 11th annual Rock the Garden festival, this year, they're throwing an afterparty, too. The festivities will be held at First Avenue. London-based soulfu ... More >>
The 2013 Rock the Garden lineup is out there. The Current and the Walker Art Center have unveiled a grouping of bands that hopefully will not raise the ire of too many local op-ed writers, and two the big names for the spectacle are staples of the station, Metric and Silversun Pickups.The event take ... More >>
Silversun Pickups with School of Seven Bells and Atlas GeniusState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, September 20, 2012 If the Smashing Pumpkins were the grandfathers of indie rock, then the Silversun Pickups are a bit like the love child of that '90s band. With a set heavy with songs from their new alb ... More >>
If you haven't heard Atlas Genius yet, fret not. Chances are, the Aussie indie pop band will be comfortably squished between the likes of MGMT and Arcade Fire in your rotation soon enough. After the release of their catchy debut EP Through the Glass, the band is on the road with the Silversu ... More >>
The Silversun Pickups have found that ever-elusive sweet spot, where radios play their music and real fans still listen to it. The band's third release, Neck Of The Woods, is their best album to date -- and one that stands alone in a category that most music has left behind. On it, a template heav ... More >>
The Young Professionals: a lawyer, a politician, a business consultant, and a marketing manager by day, rock stars by night. Sounds like a joke, but in all seriousness, it's the story of how four friends came to form a group that shared a love for music. Manifesting in 2009, the quartet det ... More >>
Local artist DWITT's work is prolific, to say the least. He's created tons of gig posters for bands both local and national. He's a founding member of Squad 19 Design Collective and the Back Alley Gallery, whose shows are few and far between, but are always awesome. He is also an avid celebr ... More >>
The local label will be putting out works by Chooglin', the Dexateens, and the Bombay Sweets.
Murs and Slug collaboration starts to take shape, Dan Wilson announces home town tour & next week's best new releases.
The Decemberists, Ida Maria, Ladyhawke, Jolie Holland, the Rural Alberta Advantage & David Gray all announce TC dates.
Sufjan Stevens announces TC date, One For The Team release new video & Silversun Pickups hit the Current studios.
After years of resistance, it turns out I'm a Silversun Pickups fan. Who knew?
Bob Dylan to release Christmas album, Bob Mould to play Hüsker Dü songs at ATP & the Sounds announce First Avenue date.
Trocaderos closes its doors for good, Toki Wright lands on MTV & the Dodos and Silversun Pickups announce local dates.