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.