Twin Cities Book Festival to feature ‘Art of Rock’ panel

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The Current’s Mary Lucia will be moderating a panel on “The Art of Rock” as part of the annual Twin Cities Book Festival on Oct. 15. The panel features Mitch Putnam — author of OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art — along with local printers and artists Wes Winship, Mike Davis, and Dan Black. Mitch Putnam, a…

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Local Natives perform in The Current studio


Local Natives' latest album, 'Sunlit Youth,' emerged after the band concluded a heavy touring schedule and returned home to California. 'We found ourselves back home in L.A., and really just finding it this inspiring, beautiful place to be in this world of possibility,' says the band's Taylor Rice. Listen to the complete Local Natives in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Jade.

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Sara Watkins performs in the studio


Touring in support of her new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways,' Sara Watkins visited our studio for a session heard on Radio Heartland and on The Current's 'United States of Americana.'

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Photos: Inside the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, Longfellow’s newest venue


South Minneapolis’s 3010 Minnehaha Avenue has seen a lot of history. In 1894, it was built as one of the southernmost fire stations in the city (with the original street number 3006). Through the years, it went from Chemical 10 (1894-1901) to Fire Station #21 (1901-6) to Hook & Ladder #8 (1906-61), and the station relocated to 38th Street soon after…

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Review and photos: Local Natives bring energy, integrity to First Avenue


Some bands rely on the charisma of a sole musician to captivate audiences. Not Local Natives. This was clear last night as soon as First Avenue’s stage lit up in black and white, and Taylor Rice wailed the opening lyrics of “Past Lives,” the first single off of the group’s third LP, Sunlit Youth. They…

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Local Natives perform in The Current studio

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Local Natives' latest album, 'Sunlit Youth,' emerged after the band concluded a heavy touring schedule and returned home to California. 'We found ourselves back home in L.A., and really just finding it this inspiring, beautiful place to be in this world of possibility,' says the band's Taylor Rice. Listen to the complete Local Natives in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Jade.

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Sara Watkins performs in the studio


Touring in support of her new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways,' Sara Watkins visited our studio for a session heard on Radio Heartland and on The Current's 'United States of Americana.'

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Coffee Break: Coffee!


September 29 is National Coffee Day, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention coffee do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot Norman Owens


The Beatles mixed 'I Am the Walrus'; Grand Funk Railroad got their first of two No. 1 hits; Prince and the Revolution went to No. 1 with 'Let's Go Crazy'; Bruce Springsteen jammed with a house band in Arizona; and piano-rocker Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player, Today in Music History.

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