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Bully; Now, Now; the Social Animals; and deM atlaS bring boundless energy to night one of The Current’s 13th Birthday Party

The Current’s two-day birthday party kicked off Friday night in First Avenue’s Mainroom.  The lineup included local artists deM atlaS, the Social Animals, and Now, Now, with the headliner for the night being Nashville-based band Bully — whose frontwoman Alicia Bognanno originally hails from Rosemount, Minnesota. The excitement built throughout the night, with each act […]

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Polica at The Current’s Birthday Party

On the heels of major local and national buzz, Polica headlined the second night of our birthday party to an overwhelming response, even elicting calls for an encore from the audience, something the band is obviously not used to hearing yet. The best part of the performance may have been the news that they are […]

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The Suicide Commandos at The Current’s Birthday Party

Considered one of Minnesota’s most iconic bands, The Suicide Commandos reunited for what many thought was the highlight of Saturday night, ripping through ten songs in 25 minutes before even pausing to take a breather. They stopped by for an in-studio performance earlier in the day which you can check out here. Photos by Nate […]

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Sims at The Current’s Birthday Party

Sims flew back to town for just one night to take part in our birthday party while the Doomtree crew continues their national tour. Apparently in the midst of sleep deprivation, you certainly couldn’t tell that was the case, and Sims successfully pumped the crowd up (including a random woman who ambushed the stage). Photos by Nate […]

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Haley Bonar at The Current’s Birthday Party

Haley Bonar kicked off the second night of our birthday party, playing a range of songs from her lengthy catalogue including new ones from Golder released last year. She moved freely between Rhodes piano and guitar, bringing on The Bad Plus’ Wendy Lewis for a few gorgeous arrangements. Photos by Nate Ryan

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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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