MUSIC PHOTOS | Communion MN: March 2014 at the Varsity Theater

On Tuesday, March 18, 89.3 The Current, City Pages, and The Electric Fetus presented Communion MN which included acts like Pearl and the Beard, El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus, Charlie Parr and Black Diet.Coverage of issues and events that affect Central Corridor neighborhoods and communities is funded in part by a grant from Central Corridor Funders Collaborative. Continue Reading

PHOTOS | Second annual Cupid’s Undie Run raised over $48,000 for the Children’s Tumor Foundation

The second annual Cupid’s Undie Run to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation took place on Saturday, February 15. The party started at Pourhouse at 11 and the one-mile run started at 2:00 up and down Nicolette Mall. The underwear run raised over $48,000 and to raise more money, men volunteered to get up on stage to be waxed for a price. Continue Reading

MUSIC REVIEW | First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2013 celebrates local talent

As I was crunching my way through the thick and fresh snow, I was thinking about what it means to be a “best new band.” Fans of indie music, or even local music which is indie by default, often find satisfaction with the discovery of a new band which reaches them in some way. Trite as it the cliche is, there is a something special about spotting an artist in their nascent stage and watching them develop audiences, styles and an identity. Of course, different fans drop out at different stages in this growth; the tolerance for mass popularity and definitions of “selling-out” vary from person to person. Some people think a band has gotten too big when it can play the First Ave mainroom. Continue Reading