Fire In The Northern Firs grabs members from Goodday, Montag, First Communion Afterparty, and Sun in the Satellite, combining the distinct sounds of each of the three acts into a distinct shoegaze experiment. They've been around for a little while but have consistently been overshadowed by their various side projects. Now the band is in full force, releasing the gorgeous and increasingly buzzed about Field Guide EP.
Local act Howler has had quite a year. They were signed by the renowned London-based label Rough Trade, home to the likes of British Sea Power, Belle and Sebastian and My Morning Jacket. NME named them one of the best new bands of 2011, and they're about to kick off a tour with stops in Europe and Japan. With the release of their new album, "America Give Up," 2012 looks to be just as good for the band.
Beloved local humorist and storyteller Kevin Kling transformed the Fitzgerald Theater's stage the weekend of December 16-18th into a whimsical world of fairies and mischief in his latest MPR commission "Of Mirth and Mischief," which airs on December 25 at 9 p.m. on The Current.
The New Standards Holiday Show has become a staple of the Holiday season in the Twin Cities, and The Current is thrilled to share their 2011 performance with you. The show will be broadcast on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 8 a.m. Enjoy a slideshow from the event here on the web.
The New Standards Holiday Show has become a staple of the Holiday season in the Twin Cities, and The Current is thrilled to share their 2011 performance with you. The show will be broadcast on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 8 a.m. Enjoy the playlist, video and audio from the event here on the web.
IAMDYNAMITE has a thing for caps lock. Debut album "SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC" substantiates that claim and for good reason: the duo's take on power rock is loud, explosive, and fast. They've been propelled into the reputation of a burgeoning buzz band throughout 2011 via extensive touring and a ravenous fan base yearning for more.
Esteemed local singer-songwriter and longtime Current favorite Jeremy Messersmith stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to spread some holiday cheer with a lunchtime performance for the staff on Thursday, December 15. Enjoy this slideshow from the event!
It has only been a year since New York band Elefant parted ways, and former frontman Diego Garcia has wasted no time in launching himself back into recording music. This time, his focus is on a new solo project and debut album called "Laura."
At just 21 years old, English folk singer Laura Marling has already released her third full-length album, "A Creature I Don't Know." With her first two albums nominated for the Mercury Prize, she's already accomplished a lot at a young age.