|Photo by Mike Madison|
|Atmosphere at Saturday's Anniversary show.|
The Current's 10th Anniversary, Night Two
Featuring Atmosphere, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, the Trashmen, and PaviElle
First Avenue, Minneapolis
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Over the past 10 years, the little public radio spinoff that could has become so integral to Minnesota music that it's now a nice feather in MPR's cap. Chalk 89.3 the Current's success up to strong fundamentals, a deliberate "do no harm" approach, a staff full of genuinely knowledgeable and passionate people, as well as great timing. When the Current powered on back in 2005, few could have predicted just how rapidly the local music community would've grown. It's been a hell of a time to have a big spotlight to shine, but the good folks over at 89.3 have kept on shinin', and bless 'em for it.