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Mint Condition to return to First Avenue on Aug. 6 Local Blog

The Minneapolis band Mint Condition returns to First Avenue, where they were discovered in 1989, for a show on Thursday, Aug. 6 to benefit the National Association of Black Journalists. The show will also feature local artists #MPLS, 1000, Felix of Heiruspecs, and DJ Ray Richardson. Formed at St. Paul’s Central High, Mint Condition were discovered in 1989 […]

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Electric Fetus, source of Ringo’s Grammy-wear, to celebrate Beatle’s 75th birthday Local Blog

On Tuesday, July 7, the Duluth and Minneapolis locations of the Electric Fetus will be celebrating Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday. Though the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee won’t be here in Minnesota (yet), that certainly won’t stop Minnesota from celebrating in his honor. The Fetus is offering 20% off all Ringo and Beatles music and merchandise, rings, […]

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Sorry, Bob: Billboard names Prince Minnesota’s most iconic star Local Blog

In honor of the 4th of July, Billboard created a feature highlighting the “Top 50 Stars of the 50 States,” and Prince got the nod for Minnesota. The article also mentioned Bob Dylan, but ultimately Prince took Minnesota’s title because he’s shown his home state a lot more love – most famously filming Purple Rain in Minneapolis, helping to turn First Avenue into an internationally […]

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The Current's A to Z Weekend

The Current's A to Z Weekend

Celebrate July 4th with 89.3 The Current! Starting Thursday, July 2, at 12 noon, The Current will spin your favorite songs from A to Z -- from "About a Girl" to "Ziggy Stardust" -- all in alphabetical order. You'll hear "My Doorbell" next to "My Generation" next to "My Girls" then ... well, you get the idea. Listen all weekend long, and Happy 4th of July from your friends at The Current.

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