Painting the Court Purple: Looking back on the sportier side of Prince

Prince loved a good pair of heels. He was often found sporting them on stage or in public, along with his famously outlandish wardrobe. But occasionally he preferred sneakers over heels—so as not to scratch up the gym floor. During his time at Bryant Junior High and into his years at Minneapolis’ Central High School, … [ Read more]

Spin Away the Winter Doldrums with These 9 Essential Local Albums

It’s hard to separate “winter” and “Minnesota” in terms of their connotation to one another, so why separate them? Winter is here, it’s in full force, and we might as well embrace it as best we can, so here is a list of nine quintessentially winter albums: local edition. Whether it’s titles, lyrics, artwork, or … [ Read more]

8 Under-the-Radar Minnesota Music Landmarks by Bike

Any tourist can find First Ave, and a quick Google search will take you straight to the house where The Replacements shot their “Let It Be” cover. If you’re a Minnesota music fan ready to take a deeper dive, though, hop on your ride and follow this trail through Minneapolis to just a few of … [ Read more]

Mixed Blood Theatre to hold anniversary gala at Paisley Park

Mixed Blood Theatre, a Minneapolis-based theater known for its unique brand of provocative, inclusive, and “predictably unpredictable theater” since 1976, will celebrate its 40th anniversary by hosting a gala, as previously scheduled, on May 14 at Paisley Park Studios, they announced via press release today. “Paisley Park staff has assured us that ‘Prince wanted this event … [ Read more]

Music legend Prince has died

Multiple sources, including the Associated Press, have confirmed that Prince has died at the age of 57 at his home in Chanhassen, MN. Prince was one of the greatest stars in rock history, 89.3 The Current’s Jay Gabler wrote in a blog post. He bridged rock and R&B to fuse a “Minneapolis Sound” that helped … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-see concerts Jan. 21-23

Hopefully everyone survived the recent cold spell and braved the chill to get out to see a show. If you didn’t, this weekend has plenty of hot shows to entice you. The Current’s 11th Anniversary Party | First Avenue | Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 7pm both nights The Current is nearly a … [ Read more]

You’re Invited: Paisley Park Pajama Party

pic.twitter.com/dETlfsSIBf — Prince3EG (@Prince3EG) November 5, 2015 Prince announced via his @Prince3EG Twitter account that he’s throwing a pajama party this weekend, and everyone is invited. Everyone with $40, at least. Party starts at 10pm, Friday and Saturday night. Footie PJs welcome.

Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery

At a rare meeting with the media at Paisley Park in Minneapolis, Prince expressed his concerns about the state of the music industry. “Record contracts are just like—I’m gonna say the word–slavery,” Prince told a group of 10 journalists Saturday, August 8. “I would tell any young artist … don’t sign.” His pitch to the … [ Read more]