Local Current Blog

2014: The Year in Photos

Doomtree's Last Blowout Ever at First Avenue. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR.

From our ninth birthday party in January to a momentous two-day Rock the Garden all the way to December’s final Doomtree blowout, 2014 was a banner year for The Current and for Minnesota’s thriving music scene—and our photographers worked to capture it all. Here are some of the year’s most memorable photos, with titles linking to each feature on our blog.


The Current’s 9th Birthday Party (Friday) (Photos by Nate Ryan)



The Current’s 9th Birthday Party (Saturday) (Photos by Nate Ryan)




Dr. Dog at First Avenue (Photos by Jay Gabler)


St. Vincent at the State Theatre (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Local Natives at First Avenue (Photos by Steven Cohen)


Arcade Fire at Target Center (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Chromeo at First Avenue (Photos by Steven Cohen)​


Angel Olsen at the Cedar Cultural Center (Photos by Nate Ryan)



Cage the Elephant at Myth (Photos by Nate Ryan)​


Nickel Creek at the State Theatre (Photos by Nate Ryan)


First Aid Kit at the Varsity Theater (Photos by Steven Cohen)


CHVRCHES at First Avenue (Photos by Steven Cohen)


Tegan and Sara at First Avenue (Photos by Steven Cohen)


Rock the Garden Day 1 (Photos by Nate Ryan and Teddy Wolff)


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Rock the Garden Day 2 (Photos by Nate Ryan and Teddy Wolff)

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Trampled by Turtles at the Cedar Cultural Center (Photos by Leah Garaas)


Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden at the Midwest Music Museum (Photos by Jay Gabler)


Paul McCartney at Target Field (Photos by Nate Ryan)

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Skyline Music Festival at Target Field (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Square Lake Music and Film Festival (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Jeremy Messersmith on Letterman (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Going down the Minnesota State Fair’s Giant Slide with Sims (Photos by Nate Ryan)


The Cactus Blossoms and Dead Man Winter at the Turf Club’s reopening (Photos by Nate Ryan)


MN Music-on-a-stick (Photos by Nate Ryan)


The Replacements at Midway Stadium (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Festival Palomino (Photos by Bridget Bennett)


Fleetwood Mac at Target Center (Photos by Nate Ryan)


10th Winona Boats and Bluegrass Festival (Photos by Molly O’Connor)


Morris Day and The Time at the Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America (Photos by Bridget Bennett)


Milk Carton Kids and Sarah Jarosz at the Fitzgerald Theater (Photos by Steven Cohen)


Thestand4rd at the Amsterdam Bar (Photos by Nate Ryan)


United States of Americana’s Fifth Birthday at the Turf Club (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets at First Avenue (Photos by Bridget Bennett)


Paolo Nutini at the Turf Club (Photos by Nate Ryan)


Doomtree’s Last Blowout Ever (photos by Nate Ryan)


New Standards Holiday Show (Photos by Steven Cohen)