Indie quintet Pictures of Then has commanded a lot of attention in '09 including a new album, extensive touring, and heaps of press.
Tried and true Twin Cities rocker Curtiss A stopped by the Current studios in support of his annual John Lennon Tribute Show.
The "Minnesota Beatle Project Volume I" is a compilation composed entirely of Minnesota musicians recording their own version of their favorite Beatles' songs.
Named after a bird watchers guide book found in a California bookstore, the band No Bird Sing creates a raw, bluesy blend of hip-hop.
We Are The Willows started off as a side-project for Peter Miller the lead singer of Red Fox Grey Fox.
Total Babe creates a brand of sophisticated pop rock featuring bright vocals, peppy keyboard and graceful strings. Just babes themselves, this troupe of mostly high schoolers know how to write a pop song.
Birds of Virginia celebrated the release of their debut album "Trees at Dusk" in October, 2009.
A product of rural Minnesota, Holly Newsom leads Zoo Animal with her smooth, alto vocals reminiscent of Cat Power. Joined by Tim Abramson on bass and Thom Burton on drums, Zoo Animal constructs clean rifts and catchy rock.
When I expected them to sell out, they made "Embryonic," possibly the most challenging work they've delivered their current fan base at any given time in the band's career. I should have known better. With the Lips, it's best to expect nothing beyond something unexpected.
Lookbook started as a side-project for Maggie Morrison and Grant Cutler. Their sound can be described as a sonic mixture of 80s dance music and a sci-fi movie soundtrack.
David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey started their musical journey in Arizona shortly before moving to Minneapolis to join the ranks of their musical influences. In 2007 the group was signed to Red House Records and have just released their third album, "Tremolo."
For the past five years James Buckley has been at the forefront of the Twin Cities music community, from his early days playing bass with the experimental Poor Line Condition to his recent work with The Pines, some say Buckley is prolific.
Red Pens are Howard W. Hamilton III and Laura F. Bennet. The duo met when a friend introduced them to work on an art project. Their unique sound and ambitious schedule of weekly shows has made them one of the most talked about bands in the Twin Cities.
Local artists The Chambermaids are lead by sibling duo Neil and Martha Weir. They released their debut self-titled album on Modern Radio Records in 2006.
Brothers Jim and Mike Blaha, along with Dave Roper, started The Blind Shake and released their first recording in 2004. They have gone on to release two full length albums and a handful of 7" records.