89.3 The Current hires City Pages’ music writer Andrea Swensson

89.3 The Current has named Andrea Swensson, long-time music editor and critic for City Pages, to serve as primary author for a new music blog about the Minnesota music scene. The blog will launch the week of January 9, 2012, on thecurrent.org.

Program Director Jim McGuinn says 89.3 The Current’s website is already a hub for local music fans, but he wants to “turn it up to 11” by adding more depth and information about the local music scene.

Andrea has a track record for being a champion of local music and an excellent writer and editor, not to mention a guru in the social networking world. She’s a great addition to our scrappy group of local music junkies.

Swensson founded the popular Gimme Noise blog for City Pages as a way to extend the weekly’s music coverage.

The new local music blog will include reviews, updates and news from the Minnesota music scene. Swensson will also discuss significant events on the radio with The Current hosts.