Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL suddenly delete Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts

With no explanation or warning, Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL have suddenly deleted their Twitter and Facebook accounts, formerly located at and Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider noticed that they had suddenly gone dark, and caught a screengrab of the Twitter account with a profile image changed to a masked Prince putting […]

Read More

Greta and Dennis Oglesby to perform holiday show at Capri Theater

On Monday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Greta and Dennis Oglesby will be performing Christmas by Candlelight as a part of Capri Theater’s holiday programming. The show will feature holiday classics sung in the ambiance of candlelight. The Oglesbys will perform favorites such as “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Mary Did You Know?”, […]

Read More

Five reasons to be thankful for Dave King

Any time you attend a show where Dave King is behind the drum kit, you know you are in for a special performance. King remains so relentlessly active in the Twin Cities music scene that you never know who he’s going to start drumming with and where he’s going to pop up next. The composer […]

Read More

Learning—and relearning—how to listen

At some point every day, when I stop for a moment between refreshing my Twitter feed, checking my Facebook messages, answering emails, typing up blog posts, sifting through CDs, and otherwise toggling through all the little tasks that add up to my weird life, I’ll look around and realize that, while I’ve been sitting at my […]

Read More

Today’s Music News: Bob Dylan played a show for an audience of one person

On Sunday at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Bob Dylan played a four-song show for an audience of just one person: Fredrik Wikingsson, a 41-year-old Swedish man described as a Dylan “superfan.” Wikingsson will just have a couple of weeks to savor his solo experience, though: the show, which apparently consisted entirely of covers, was filmed for […]

Read More
Death from Above 1979

INTERVIEW: Death From Above 1979

Why did Death from Above 1979 call it quits in 2006? "Being in a band is not a natural state for a human person," is how Sebastien Grainger puts it. He and Jesse F. Keeler stopped by The Current to talk to Mary Lucia before their show tonight at First Avenue, a very big deal for a couple of Prince fans.

Read More

The Current Sessions®

Charles Bradley performs in The Current studio

Charles Bradley 11

Soul singer Charles Bradley sings not only from his heart, but from his entire being. Bradley, together with his band the Extraordinaires, bring their soulful tunes into The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson. 'Music is what's keeping the world together today,' Bradley says. 'We've got to make it right all over the land.'

Read More

Spoon share tunes and thoughts from 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon in The Current studio

In town for back-to-back sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon wandered over to The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Daniel and Fischel played stripped-down versions of songs from 'Hot Thoughts' and from 2014's 'They Want My Soul,' and Daniel talked about what has made Spoon such an enduring band.

Read More

J. Roddy Walston & the Business play songs from their forthcoming album

J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio

It's been four years since J. Roddy Walston and the Business released their last album, but on Sept. 29, they'll release their fourth studio album, 'Destroyers Of The Soft Life.' In town to play a show at First Avenue, J. Roddy Walston and the Business stopped at The Current to play songs from the forthcoming record, in a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

Read More

Oake and Riley Features