Drive-By Truckers perform in The Current studio

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'American Band', the new album from Drive-By Truckers, comes out Sept. 30, and is being hailed as the band's most explicitly political record to date. 'Every time I turn on the news or look at my phone, some other just horrendous thing has happened, and often it's so senseless,' says the band's Patterson Hood. Listen to new songs from Drive-By Truckers and to their interview with Sean McPherson.

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Review and photos: Haley Bonar goes big with new music at Sociable Cider Werks

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Summer’s last sigh found its perfect soundtrack on a blustery late September night in Northeast Minneapolis this past weekend. Sociable Cider Werks threw the last in their series of Sociable Summer concerts, a show that also doubled as Haley Bonar’s local album release show. Bonar released her latest, Impossible Dream, back in August, and while…

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Album of the Week: Bon Iver, '22, A Million'


While it's fair to say that '22, A Million' is experimental in nature, it is still, at its core, a Bon Iver record. There are quiet, heart-rending moments, there are epic moments, and one of the album's defining characteristics is that it rewards repeat listens.

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First Listen: John Prine, 'For Better, Or Worse'


On the cusp of his 70th birthday, the revered singer-songwriter sets down his pen to explore country classics with some stellar duet partners. Stream 'For Better, Or Worse,' in its entirety before it releases on Sept. 30.

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Giveaways

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The Chart Show Ballot


Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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The Current Sessions®

Drive-By Truckers perform in The Current studio

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'American Band', the new album from Drive-By Truckers, comes out Sept. 30, and is being hailed as the band's most explicitly political record to date. 'Every time I turn on the news or look at my phone, some other just horrendous thing has happened, and often it's so senseless,' says the band's Patterson Hood. Listen to new songs from Drive-By Truckers and to their interview with Sean McPherson.

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Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio


Ready to celebrate the release of her latest album, 'Impossible Dream,' at Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis on Sunday, Sept. 25, Haley Bonar and her band stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Oake and Riley Features

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Coffee Break: Musical rivalries


Tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go toe to toe in the first presidential debate, which might very well be one of the most-watched political events ever. So in the spirit of this debate, for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by musicians who are famous for their musical rivalries?

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