The Goondas perform live in The Current studios

by David Campbell, Jon Schober

Brenden Green singing with The Goondas in The Current Studios for the Local Show.
Brenden Green singing with The Goondas in The Current Studios for the Local Show. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  1. Listen Goondas In-Studio

    Jul 26, 2013

Long regarded as favorites for The Current's Local Show, The Goondas came back to our studios in support of their sophomore album Dog Show.

The quartet rose quickly to prominence with their 2010 self-titled debut and won the "Best Live Band" award from City Pages the following year. Known for raucous stage antics and the frenetic delivery of frontman Brenden Green, The Goondas have maintained their status as one of the best acts in town even despite a lack of recorded material as of late.

Well, that's all changed now that Dog Show has been unleashed on the world. Two years in the making, these songs are the group's tightest yet, whipping by in the blink of an eye. And they even gave us 3D album artwork with glasses included — we don't think anyone else can claim that as a "first" in the local music community.

Songs performed: "Autorotica," "Be Gone" and "Penthouse Suite"

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  • The Goondas hanging out before they perform in The Current studios.
    The Goondas hanging out before they perform in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Vocalist Brenden Green, bassist Andy Meuwissen, & guitarist Jackson Atkins of The Goondas sound checking in The Current studios.
    Vocalist Brenden Green, bassist Andy Meuwissen, & guitarist Jackson Atkins of The Goondas sound checking in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Vocalist Brenden Green, bassist Andy Meuwissen, & guitarist Jackson Atkins of The Goondas performing in The Current studios.
    Vocalist Brenden Green, bassist Andy Meuwissen, & guitarist Jackson Atkins of The Goondas performing in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Guitarist Jackson Atkins of The Goondas sound checks in The Current studios.
    Guitarist Jackson Atkins of The Goondas sound checks in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Goondas drummer Josh Miller
    The Goondas drummer Josh Miller (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Goondas getting a 3D look at downtown St. Paul on the terrace of Minnesota Public Radio
    The Goondas getting a 3D look at downtown St. Paul on the terrace of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Drummer Josh Miller and vocalist Brenden Green have a hang with The Current on the Minnesota Public Radio terrace.
    Drummer Josh Miller and vocalist Brenden Green have a hang with The Current on the Minnesota Public Radio terrace. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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