Due to construction at the Walker Art Center (the Sculpture Garden is undergoing renovations and won’t reopen until summer 2017), The Current announced that this year’s Rock the Garden will be held Saturday, June 18, at Boom Island in Northeast Minneapolis. Another change, aside from going back to the one-day format, is that the 2016 Rock … [ Read more]
The line starts to crackle as soon as Alan Sparhawk picks up the phone. As he greets me from his home in Duluth, Minnesota, the Low frontman’s voice booms and sizzles, as if it’s bristling against the wires in the phone line and wrestling to break free. Although I could easily adjust the volume, I … [ Read more]
Photos by Aaron Davidson When 89.3 The Current hit the airwaves at 9:01am on Jan. 24, 2005 to the beat of Atmosphere’s “Say Shh,” nothing was a sure thing. Alternative stations come and go, and will continue to, but with the backing of Minnesota Public Radio, The Current is not just another station. It has … [ Read more]
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