The best photos and visuals from the Minnesota Music scene.

Take a tour of First Ave in our virtual scavenger hunt

Thanks to Explore Minnesota, you can take a Google 360-degree tour of First Ave. Go downstairs, head backstage, check out the upstairs (there's even owner's box access), and see some familiar faces along the way. See how quickly you can find the twelve items in our scavenger hunt.

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A musical adventure in the Boundary Waters

Explorers and educators Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year living in the Boundary Waters to raise awareness about that wilderness. Twin Cities musician Ben Weaver wanted to support the Freemans with a delivery of poetry and music -- and he invited The Current's Bill DeVille and Nate Ryan along for the trip. See photos and video from this musical adventure.

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Public Radio Rocks: SXSW March 15, 2013

The Current helped to present the Public Radio Rocks day stage at the Austin Convention Center along with like-minded noncommercial stations KXT (Dallas), KUT (Austin), WFUV (New York), and XPN (Philadelphia).

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Slideshow: Matt & Kim at First Ave

Brooklyn-based indie pop duo Matt & Kim brought their party-starting sound to the First Ave mainroom last night, thrilling the crowd with stripped-down yet charged versions of their biggest hits. Enjoy a slideshow of photos by Nate Ryan from the show.

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