The day's early hours can be make-or-break for radio. When sleepy commuters roll out of their beds and into their cars, many stations try to connect via a bawdy, prank phone-calling, zoo-style show. But at 89.3 the Current, The Morning Show co-hosts Steve Seel and Jill Riley have created a subtler m ... More >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
Where does the time go? The public alt-rock radio station with a local lean 89.3 the Current has announced the lineup for its 9th Birthday Party shows at First Avenue. As the station enters its 10th year, it's crazy to think about how long this whole thing has been going on already.As revealed by mo ... More >>
See Also: David Byrne and St. Vincent to launch U.S. tour in Minneapolis St. Vincent at the McGuire Theater, 10/02/2011In addition to David Byrne's highly anticipated performance with St. Vincent at the State Theatre on September 15, the celebrated former Talking Heads frontman will also take part i ... More >>
Now there's probably no one who's going to get that headline on a novelty T-shirt, but the much-discussed Lana Del Rey was indeed in St. Paul late last week. She taped an in-studio appearance on the Current, and was gone!Unlike many ribald internet users, Gimme Noise is not mad at Lana Del Rey fo ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterSlug was in St. Paul bright and early this morning for an appearance on the Current's morning show, where he revealed a new run of local ates that will find him reprising last year's successful "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Atmosphere will bring Kill the Vultures, ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh GrierWelcome to Rock the Garden 2011! There's a steady rain here right now, and all along the hillside in front of the stage there are brightly colored rain jackets and ponchos as far as the eye can see.Gimme Noise is set up in back of stage at th ... 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?
It is the time for the season of loving. And picking stuff. Hi, happy harvesters. Is this weather making you dream of Sunday afternoons watching football, crockpots full of soup, leaves falling from the sky, and apples in little grapevine baskets (or your own variation on that theme?) Yeah, us to ... More >>
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 >>
(Pictured: Kokoon Spring 2010)With MN Fashion Week in full swing, this is an excellent weekend to check out some of the free fashion parties around town, from a charity events to high fashion to t-shirt sales. But don't worry if you're not a fashionista; there are plenty of other cool events for ... More >>
If we had all the space and time in the world we would never stop typing, so after the jump we have tons of great stuff that didn't make the print edition. Check out our expanded list of MN Fashion Week events, popular dance parties, and other events worthy of your time and dollar.
Jake Rudh and Steve Seel will co-DJ at tonight's "Music for Restaurants."
Check out these live shots from yesterday's in-studio.
Folks at 89.3 now bursting with enthusiasm