Local Current Blog

January 28, 2012

Current Birthday Party: Saturday 1/28

The second night of 89.3 The Current’s 7th Birthday Party at First Ave was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who made it possible — our fans and members, and also all of the amazing Minnesota musicians who performed. Read Andrea Swensson’s recap here. Check out our photos from throughout the night, take a look […]

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Low at the Current Birthday Party

  Slowcore pioneers and Minnesota indie icons, the Duluth-based band Low gave a lovely, slow-burning performance during the first night of our birthday party, and even welcomed members of Dead Man Winter onstage for a portion of their set. It was a performance that perfectly captured the intense musical beauty that garnered these local music […]

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Tapes ‘n Tapes at the Current Birthday Party

Tapes n’ Tapes headlined the first night of The Current’s Birthday Party, ending the evening with a rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain” with The Current’s staff doing double duty as back-up singers and instrumentalists. They stopped by our studios for a quick session on The Morning Show as a teaser for the night. Photos by […]

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Dead Man Winter at the Current Birthday Party

Featuring members of Trampled By Turtles, the band plays a more brooding role in the folk music scene of Minnesota. Serving as a nice complement to the tunes that TPT have continually put out the past few years, the leadership of Dave Simonett has allowed the band to explore a sound that hasn’t been touched […]

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Night Moves at the Current Birthday Party

Rising local band Night Moves, fresh off a major label signing to Domino Records (Animal Collective, Four Tet, Arctic Monkeys), opened the first night of our birthday party at First Avenue. Most songs came from their debut Colored Emotions which will be out in the next few months. All photos by Nate Ryan

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