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Best-Of The Current's Birthday Parties

Listen The Current's 8th Birthday Party

Feb 4, 2013


On this weekend's episode of The Local Show, we're re-airing our two-night birthday show!

But this isn't your run-of-the-mill re-air. We're choosing the best moments of the celebration alongside over a dozen interviews with audience members, special guests, staff members and bands on the bill.

Massive thanks are in order to the entire staff of First Avenue as well as all the performers throughout the two-night bash. And big ups to MPR engineers Michael DeMark and Sam Keenan for sorting through hours of audio to make this a very special episode.

We'll be back to normal next week with an in-studio from rising Duluth band Southwire, as well as a Kill The Vultures session courtesy of McNally Smith. AND, we'll be spinning an entire side of the new Retribution Gospel Choir album. Get ready for 20 minutes of rock.

Friday night review by Andrea Swensson
Saturday night review by Andrea Swensson

Segments

Reminisce

John Mark Nelson
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Rain Comes Down

John Mark Nelson
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

I Left Home

Chastity Brown
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

After You

Chastity Brown
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

I Who Have Nothing

The Valdons and The Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Lucky Loser

Willie Walker at The Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Tired Of Being Alone

Nicholas David and The Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Junkie

4onthefloor
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Undertow

4onthefloor
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Tuesdays

4onthefloor
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Friday night birthday party

Mama

The Chalice
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Push It

The Chalice
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Hot Cheetos and Takis

The Kids
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Wolf

Now, Now
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Thread

Now, Now
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Gravity

Dave Pirner
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Free Bird (Excerpt)

Dave Pirner
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Runaway Train

Dave Pirner
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

You'll Be Bright

Cloud Cult
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Pretty Voice

Cloud Cult
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party

Closing Time

Cloud Cult
Live from First Avenue - The Current's Saturday night birthday party


Program Schedule

Date Time Service Station
Sun 6:00 p.m. The Current KCMP