Silver city sounds: Venues new and old are filling St. Paul with music

In the daytime, downtown St. Paul is a rush of suits and high heels, with coffee cups everywhere and fobs flapping in the breeze. The skyways fill up during lunchtime, as do street-level restaurants like Afro Deli and Black Dog. The professionals that populate St. Paul in the daytime have traditionally left the the city […]

Booked: How your favorite bands choose the venues they play

The process by which bands are booked into venues is, for the casual music fan, opaque. It may even be mystifying—especially if you just can’t understand why your favorite band is playing your least favorite venue. Booking, say local pros, is both a science and an art—and like the rest of the music industry, it’s […]

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Weekly Set List: Must-see concerts May 2–8

After a fairly up and down April, spring has finally without a doubt arrived in Minnesota. The amount of trees and flowers blooming in the last week is incredible, so why not get out and see a show! Wild Nothing + Whitney | Triple Rock Social Club | Monday, May 2, 7:30pm Wild Nothing recently […]

New Belgium hosting Micro Shows with Frank Turner & Jack Garratt

To celebrate the release of their new Citradelic Tangerine IPA, New Belgium Brewing is partnering with 89.3 The Current to throw a series of “micro shows” in the Twin Cities that feature big names in small venues, and The Growler has your tickets to get in. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets Frank Turner at the Turf Club […]

It is officially the Year of Music in St. Paul

“Music is more than a series of notes—music is a pathway to a stronger, more vital community.” -St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman This morning, Mayor Coleman announced 2016 as the Year of Music in St. Paul. Tune into @TheCurrent this morning at 9 A.M. – I’ll be on talking about the Year of Music in […]

Like Live Music? These venues have beer lists to love.

By Liz Scholz As craft beer continues to grow in the Twin Cities, so does its presence at our favorite bars, but what about at our favorite music venues? For the musically discerning craft beer aficionado, many Twin Cities evening excursions entail a compromise between jams and suds: Do you pick a destination based on […]