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Velvet Negroni finds freedom in The Current studio


Jeremy Nutzman has been a man of many stage names, but he seems to have found a special sound as Velvet Negroni. Stopping by The Current on a break from tour, he performs three songs from his album 'Neon Brown' and shares a conversation with Local Show host Andrea Swensson.

Photos: Soundset 2019 stars Lil Wayne, SZA, and more


After the blazing heat last Memorial Day weekend and tornado watches in years past, Soundset finally enjoyed a sunny, 75-degree day. About 30,000 people attended the State Fairgrounds just outside St. Paul to see Lil Wayne, SZA, and more.

Al Church performs in The Current's studio


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


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.