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The Current's 14th Birthday

Night two of The Current's 14th Birthday Party was a sold-out show

Thank you for coming to The Current's 14th Birthday parties! We appreciate all the listeners, members, and bands for helping make our community a great place to celebrate music.

Read the recaps and check out the galleries from The Current’s birthday celebrations at First Avenue:

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Legendary Minnesota bands plan reunion show to celebrate new Jay’s Longhorn Bar documentary

On Feb. 9, a slew of pivotal Twin Cities acts including the Suicide Commandos, the Hypstrz, Flamingo, Yipes!, and Curtiss A and Jerks of Fate, will congregate at the Parkway Theater to play a collective reunion concert in conjunction with the March 31 release of a new documentary about the long-shuttered but never-forgotten Jay’s Longhorn Bar.…

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This week on the Daily Download, we're featuring symphonies by Anton Bruckner. Don't forget to sign up for the Daily Download newsletter so you never miss a free classical track every weekday -- and subscribers can enter our giveaway of a Bruckner CD!