Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1

Album Review: Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963 1972


Covering the first 10 years of Young's career from 1963 to 1972, "Archives Vol. 1" (the first of 5 decade-spanning box sets Young hopes to release) is chock full of rarities, out takes, and some of the most varied output from one of rock's most enduring and beguiling artists.

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Doves

Doves perform in The Current studios


After playing together for over 20 years, the three members of the Doves have figured out a method to their music making madness, most recently working on an album for over three years in an English countryside farmhouse.

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Maria Isa

Maria Isa performs in The Current studios


In 2007, Maria Isa performed at First Avenue's "Best New Band" showcase and was quickly named a rising star in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene. On her new album "Street Politics," Maria to fuses hip hop with traditional Afro-Boricua rhythms of Bomba and Plena.

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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Album Review: Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest


Grizzly Bear's modus operandi for "Veckatimest" seems to have been employing composition strategies and technology from all over the musical universe. In this way, they've created an album that is instantly familiar, undeniably catchy without surrendering to obvious, and still challenging — and a sound that belongs solely to them.

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Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Album Review: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


The boys of Phoenix have long been a band just on the cusp of breaking. With the release of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the French foursome seems ready to build on the sparks of their earlier albums and grow to something riotous.

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P.O.S.

Theft of the Dial: P.O.S.


Handing the controls over to P.O.S (Steph) was a blast. We're lucky we got P.O.S. before he takes off to tour Europe for a month, join the Warped tour, and then go out west for shows with (GASP!) The Bad Brains!

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Giveaways

#MicroShow: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis Microshow

The Current and New Belgium Brewing Company are excited to announce our next #MicroShow: We're bringing Jenny Lewis to the intimate Clown Lounge in the basement of the Turf Club for a special happy hour show the day before her gig at Palace Theatre.

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Coffee Break: Music kids love

Rock the Cradle 2018

Rock the Cradle is this Sunday, March 24, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company -- it's our annual free, no ticket required event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that kids love?

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