Co-Hosted by ANDREA SWENSSON (89.3 The Current)JORDAN ALAMAT (Go 96.3)SYLVIA JENNINGS (Radio K)
Annie Mack has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction. A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers.
The Carnegies are about REAL, authentic music that today's modern generation has seemed to have forgotten. Roman Mars: Bass, Royce Mars: Guitar, Brandon Cox: Drums, Owen Hiber: Guitar. In memory of Taylor Tolle, founding member of The Carnegies.
Faith Boblett is the product of her upbringing. Surrounded by music, and raised by parents that actually met each other in a band, Faith started singing at a very young age. After her family moved to a small town in rural Minnesota, Faith began playing guitar and writing her own songs at thirteen.
Three emo/soulful/flower ladies trying to make Tom Klemond proud. Kaytee Callahan (Vocals/guitar), Natalie Klemond (Bass/vocals), Jazmyne McGill (Drums/vocals)
Minneapolis-based punk rock supergroup featuring Laura Larson (Kitten Forever), Bree Meyer (Double Grave), Danielle Cusack (Bruise Violet, Tony Peachka) and Stephanie Jo Murck (Sass, Tony Peachka) [...] Larson was inspired to form Scrunchies as a way to channel post-election feelings of despondency and anxiety into a creative force for change and rebellion towards the “oppressive political climate and how it feeds into a toxic culture of racism and misogyny.
Static Panic is a conduit for those who are truly passionate about the human experience. The objective: to reach out and express through our collective and unique backgrounds, sharing our journey in the form of music. Music is a truly universal language that everyone can recognize. Our paths are uncommon and tread by none but us; trailblazers in a sea of self-doubt and uncertainty of our own validity. We all have our routines, the world around us and the people around us are constantly shifting and changing. Isn't it nice to have something in common?
Forming after years of making music in the Midwest, the group's love for punchy pop, old-school rock and roll, sensitive folk, and the beat of hip hop brought their debut album Stargazer to a unique sound with relatable lyrics and a sincere heartbeat. With elements of synth pop, bubble guitars, and catchy vocals the group's top priority is to give permission to the audience to have fun. "It’s fun and carefree. It’s our job to provide people who work everyday jobs, or who are swamped with homework and life with an opportunity to let go and smile, maybe for the first time in a long time. We don’t take that lightly.
Andrea Swensson is a music reporter at Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current and the voice of the Local Current Blog. She has been covering Minnesota music actively since 2005. Prior to joining MPR she was the music editor of City Pages, where she founded the AAN Alt Weekly Award-winning Gimme Noise music blog, and edited and contributed to online music sites Reveille Magazine and howwastheshow.com. You can hear Andrea on The Current every Friday at 11am, when she checks in with Barb Abney to talk about the Local Gig List, as well as on Sundays from 6 to 8pm, when Andrea joins David Campbell on The Local Show.
– Was born, raised, and still lives in New Brighton, MN– Started his own DJ company in college to pay for tuition and books– Grew up a band geek! In high school, he was in pep, jazz and concert band. Jordan still plays piano, guitar, and trumpet– Favorite artist: Kanye West– Hobbies: Attending Minnesota Timberwolves games, watching Bob’s Burgerswith his cat and going to a certain tiki themed restaurant in northeast Minneapolis
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