Al Church performs in The Current's studio

Al Church studio session

Al Church, of solo musicianship and many Twin Cities bands, releases his album Night Games on April 27. Ahead of the drop, he visited the Local Show to play some music and talk with Andrea Swensson.

Take a tour of First Ave in our virtual scavenger hunt

Current 11th Birthday

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.

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.

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).