In The Current Rewind’s second season, we’re tracing the 50-year history of Minneapolis club First Avenue, using 10 pivotal dates to explore how a city, a scene, and popular music have evolved since the dawn of the ’70s. The Current’s Cecilia Johnson and Mark Wheat — along with special guest hosts like Craig Finn, Jay Smooth, and Sun Yung Shin — will meet you at the barricades for opening night, drop in on life-changing shows, and take an inside look at the present-day #SaveOurStages campaign.
Before we wrap up our First Avenue season, we have to pay homage to its famous painted stars.
Thanksgiving is bittersweet this year, but we've got a spoonful of sugar straight from Steve McClellan and LeeAnn Weimar.
The day Prince passed away, thousands of Minnesotans congregated outside First Avenue to dance and cry. Although the street party might've seemed like magic, of course real people made it happen - and we talked to a few of them for this episode. It's the last full installment of our season, and...