‘Twin Peaks’ episode eight recap: Nine Inch Nails drop the bomb

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When we started running Twin Peaks episode recaps on The Current’s website, we didn’t expect the show would include a scene of graphic violence to a DJ — on duty, no less! A spin of the Platters’ “My Prayer,” circa 1956, is very rudely interrupted by a “Woodsman” (Robert Broski) who looks like a motor oil spill…

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Album of the Week: Phoenix, 'Ti Amo'

Phoenix, 'Ti Amo'

Built on a theme of an imaginary, idealized Italy, Phoenix's sixth full-length, 'Ti Amo,' is an album that creates a mood. It envelops you in a state of nostalgia and longing for a better time and place, even if it only exists in your mind.

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The Secret Sisters keep it human and honest


Dealing with pain and frustration -- and being honest about it -- resulted in 'You Don't Own Me Anymore,' the beautiful new album from Laura and Lydia Rogers, aka The Secret Sisters. Before a show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, the Secret Sisters visited The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. Listen to the complete session.

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At Prince’s favorite record store, fans celebrate release of ‘Purple Rain’ deluxe edition


Eight-year-old Cristiano first heard Prince just after the music icon died. His dad, Chris Provenzano, started playing all Prince’s old records around the house. Now, Cristiano has a Purple Rain t-shirt. For the boy’s birthday, the Chicago father and son drove up to see the Prince-themed Twins game against the White Sox last week and got a VIP tour of Paisley Park.…

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The Red Herring

The Current goes to Duluth!


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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Tony Mosley, aka Tony M. of the New Power Generation

Theft of the Dial: Tony M. of The New Power Generation


On Thursday, June 22, at 8 p.m., Tony M. of Prince's band, The New Power Generation, takes over the airwaves in the latest Theft of the Dial. Sitting down with The Current's Production Manager, Derrick Stevens, Tony M. talks about how he began working with Prince during the production of 'Purple Rain' and later with The NPG, and he plays some of his favorite tracks, including those that influenced his own music career.

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Hip-hop artist Mac Miller

The Most Underrated Rapper in the Game


Pennsylvania hip-hop artist Mac Miller is the most underrated rapper in the game, asserts Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis. 'The Pittsburgh native has been slept on for far too long, and I think it's about time we give him the respect and recognition he deserves,' Bissoy-Mattis writes. Learn more about Mac Miller, and check out some of his tracks.

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The Current Sessions®

The Secret Sisters keep it human and honest


Dealing with pain and frustration -- and being honest about it -- resulted in 'You Don't Own Me Anymore,' the beautiful new album from Laura and Lydia Rogers, aka The Secret Sisters. Before a show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, the Secret Sisters visited The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. Listen to the complete session.

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Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road

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After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Accents

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Our album of the week is Phoenix's 'Ti Amo' and it got us thinking about bands with accents. So to get a little more specific for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have an accent in song?

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Mick Jones plays The Current's stage at SXSW

Today in Music History: Happy birthday, Mick Jones


The U.S. version of 'A Hard Day's Night' was released; the Byrds hit No. 1 with a Bob Dylan cover; Elvis Presley played his final stage show; and Mick Jones of the Clash, Big Audio Dynamite and Carbon/Silicon turns 62, Today in Music History.

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