Friday Five: 26 BATS!, Ced Linus, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Ced Linus, “Skyline (feat. Jennie Lawless)” Cute kids (aka Ced Linus’s nephews), bright horns, and a hook featuring Jennie Lawless of Warehouse Eyes: this Summer Sessions track from rapper Ced Linus is a breath of fresh air. 26 BATS!, “Teriyaki Sundress” 26 BATS! share more danceable and complex music with their “Teriyaki Sundress,” a burst of sound and…

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Coffee Break: Long song titles

Early R.E.M.: Stipe, Mills, Berry, Buck

Thanks to listener Kayleigh for writing in with today's theme idea. She wanted to see a list of songs with "comically long song titles". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have notably long titles?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Rick Wright

Elvis Presley's first interview appeared in print; Moscow teens were pilfering pay-phone parts to make their own electric guitars; Mick Jagger made his acting debut; Natalie Merchant sang her last gig with 10,000 Maniacs; and Jerry Lee Lewis made his TV debut on The Steve Allen Show, Today in Music History.

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The Current goes to Duluth!

The Current goes to Duluth new frequencies

It's been almost a year and a half since The Current's signal went live in Duluth, and with that expansion came one of our favorite summer traditions: The Current Goes to Duluth! This July 28 and 29 The Current hosts and staff are setting up camp in your great city for two days of fun.

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How I returned to seeing live music after getting sober

There are some things that just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, the moon and the stars, Johnny Cash and June Carter, you get the drift. Something else that usually goes hand-in-hand is alcoholic beverages or drugs with live music. This is the story of my relationship with these two. Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m…

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The Current Sessions®

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

When it comes to making music, Angelica Garcia describes herself as a bit of a recluse. Now touring in support of her album 'Medicine for Birds,' Garcia embraces the new experience of studio recording and of performing in front of people. 'It's been great, and it's really helped me grow as a person,' Garcia says. Listen to Angelica Garcia's recent in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Coffee Break: Greatest albums made by women

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Earlier this week, NPR published a list of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present. So what songs would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break off of albums created by women?

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