The Current's 8th Birthday Party!

The Current's 8th Birthday Party
The Current's 8th Birthday Party (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

This January marks eight years since The Current first went on-air, and we're celebrating with two nights of great local music at the First Ave mainroom!

Join us on Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th for our eighth birthday party, with each night featuring a different line-up of four great local bands.

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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


Tickets are sold out.

Approximate Set Times


The Chalice: 8:00 p.m.

Now, Now: 9:00 p.m.

Dave Pirner: 10:00 p.m.

Cloud Cult: 11:00 p.m.

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Cloud Cult



Debut: Cloud Cult - "1 x 1 x 1"

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013


Full recap on Local Current blog

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Approximate Set Times


John Mark Nelson: 8:00 p.m.

Chastity Brown: 9:00 p.m.

Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars: 10:00 p.m.

The 4onthefloor: 11:00 p.m.

26 Photos

  • David Campbell interviews folks at The Current Birthday Party
    David Campbell interviews folks at The Current Birthday Party (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • John Mark Nelson and his band light up First Ave for The Current Birthday Party.
    John Mark Nelson and his band light up First Ave for The Current Birthday Party. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • John Mark Nelson's bassist onstage at The Current Birthday.
    John Mark Nelson's bassist onstage at The Current Birthday. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Chastity Brown performs at The Current's 8th Birthday Party.
    Chastity Brown performs at The Current's 8th Birthday Party. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Chastity Brown's keyboardist, deVon Gray, celebrated his own birthday at The Current's Birthday Party!
    Chastity Brown's keyboardist, deVon Gray, celebrated his own birthday at The Current's Birthday Party! (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Chastity Brown brought her blend of folk, rock and soul to The Current's 8th Birthday Party.
    Chastity Brown brought her blend of folk, rock and soul to The Current's 8th Birthday Party. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars brought down the house at First Ave.
    The Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars brought down the house at First Ave. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Minnesota native & third-place winner on "The Voice" Nicholas David dropped by to sing a few songs with the Twin Cities Funk & Soul all-stars.
    Minnesota native & third-place winner on "The Voice" Nicholas David dropped by to sing a few songs with the Twin Cities Funk & Soul all-stars. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • 4onthefloor's Chris Holm on stage at The Current's 8th Birthday Party.
    4onthefloor's Chris Holm on stage at The Current's 8th Birthday Party. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • 4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas brought his bluesy wail to First Ave.
    4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas brought his bluesy wail to First Ave. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Cancer-stricken teen musician Zach Sobiech joined 4onthefloor on-stage for a special guest performance.
    Cancer-stricken teen musician Zach Sobiech joined 4onthefloor on-stage for a special guest performance. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • 4onthefloor closed out the night with a Semisonic cover, continuing the tradition of covering local classics at The Current's Birthday Party.
    4onthefloor closed out the night with a Semisonic cover, continuing the tradition of covering local classics at The Current's Birthday Party. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Chalice
    The Chalice (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • The Chalice
    The Chalice (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • The Kids perform Hot Cheetos and Takis
    The Kids perform Hot Cheetos and Takis (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Performing Hot Cheetos and Takis
    Performing Hot Cheetos and Takis (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Cacie Dalager of Now, Now
    Cacie Dalager of Now, Now (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Bradley Hale of Now, Now
    Bradley Hale of Now, Now (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Cacie Dalager of Now, Now
    Cacie Dalager of Now, Now (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Now, Now
    Now, Now (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Cacie Dalager of Now, Now
    Cacie Dalager of Now, Now (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
    Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Dave Pirner
    Dave Pirner (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Dave Pirner
    Dave Pirner (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult
    Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Cloud Cult and other bands from The Current's 8th Birthday party perform "Closing Time" by Semisonic.
    Cloud Cult and other bands from The Current's 8th Birthday party perform "Closing Time" by Semisonic. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)