You'd never be able to tell that the majority of Buffalo Moon's members are originally from South Dakota (except for lead vocalist Karen Freire, who hails from Ecuador). Their unique hybrid of bossa nova, samba soul, and electropop is perfect for the oncoming winter when you need reminding that summer will, eventually, be back.
Lead singer of Trampled by Turtles Dave Simonett stopped by to take over The Current airwaves for a Theft of the Dial session. Dave sat down with David Campbell and shared a few of his favorite songs from some of the most influential artists in his life. Check out Dave and the rest of Trampled by Turtles at First Avenue on January 14 and 15, 2011.
Arzu Gokcen and Christy Hunt met shortly after high school in Minneapolis. But it wasn't until Hunt ended her two year stint on the road with the Von Bondies that the two came together to form Pink Mink.
Red Pens are Howard W. Hamilton III, former member of The Busy Signals, and Laura F. Bennet. The duo met when a friend introduced them to work on an art project. Red Pens are best known for their energetic and unpredictable live shows.
Dr. Dog has graced The Current studios with their presence twice so far, and each time the band has perfectly showcased their signature mix of psychedelic sounds and innovative indie rock. They've been called one of the DIY's generation's most promising up-and-comers, and over the last few years they have lived up to that expectation.
Since forming in 2002 local rockers STNNNG have consistently received critical acclaim for their hard, aggressive rocking and killer live shows.
It was only a year ago that Phantom Tails played their first concert ever to a standing ovation. Now, they are staples of the Minneapolis music scene. The band features members of other local bands such as Me and My Arrow and the now-defunct Plastic Chord, whose dissolution made Phantom Tails possible.
Lazerbeak has been in the local music scene for years, first playing with the band The Plastic Consetllations, who went on to get signed by French Kiss Records. P.O.S, an old high school friend, heard his work and encouraged him to start making beats. From there he started creating beats for the popular Minneapolis group Doomtree.
After starting as street musicians in downtown Minneapolis, the husband-wife duo of Alexei and Channy Moon Casselle have built their Roma Di Luna twosome into a full fledged band.
Although they are a relatively new band, New Century Masters are no strangers to the Twin Cities music scene. After disbanding from previous projects, New Century Masters formed in 2009.
Lookbook stopped by the Current booth at the Minnesota State Fair for a live performance.
With an ever fluctuating number of members Me and My Arrow, currently 9 members, layer the sounds of strings, guitars, keyboards and dream like vocals to create a new and distinct sound for themselves within the local scene.
When he traded a Johnson 9.9 outboard motor for a beat up Gibson 12 string back in 1979, Charlie Parr unknowingly and unofficially began a career as a world-class practitioner of traditional folk and Piedmont-style blues - though you'll never get him to admit it.
Chris Koza has collaborated with fellow Twin Cities musicians Peter Sieve, Luke Anderson, and Linnea Mohn to create the new four-piece Rogue Valley.
How do you follow up writing a rock opera for your first album? And not just a rock opera that existed solely as a recording, but one that you spent countless hours over three years in taking from just an idea to an album and then finally to a fully realized stage show incorporating puppetry, film, dance and a cast of 15.