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What a perfect day. We were so thrilled with all the music from Margaret Glaspy, Car Seat Headrest, Dwynell Roland, Benjamin Booker, Bruise Violet, The Revolution, Dead Man Winter and Bon Iver. Tune in the week of August 7 to hear highlights from the festival.

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A Candid Conversation on Race and Music

A Candid Conversation on Race and Music

As conversations on racial equity continue in Minnesota, The Current brought together some of the Twin Cities' black artists, scholars and media personalities to talk about some of the issues African Americans face in the local music scene and to work on creating more opportunities for their voices to be heard. Hear the program Sunday, July 23, at 10 p.m.

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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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Seven things we learned from the ‘Purple Rain Deluxe’ liner notes


“The Revolution will be heard,” yells a chorus of voices in “Wonderful Ass,” one of the new songs on Purple Rain Deluxe: Expanded Edition. They were indeed; Revolution members guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman, bassist BrownMark, keyboardist Dr. Fink, and drummer Bobby Z backed up Prince during his most commercially successful period, from about 1983-86.…

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Giveaways

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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The Suburbs follow their muse in The Current's studio

The Suburbs perform in The Current studio

Having released their latest album, 'Hey Muse,' the Suburbs just completed what frontman Chan Poling describes as 'a whirlwind tour of middle America,' playing shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City and Des Moines. Now back on home turf and gearing up for their big album-release show at First Avenue on Friday, Aug. 4, the Suburbs stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Chicano Batman embrace their inner superheroes

Chicano Batman perform in The Current studio

The word 'Chicano' has become a source of pride for many Latinos in the United States, including the members of Chicano Batman. 'Chicano Batman just means it's something that empowers yourself,' says frontman Bardo Martinez. 'It allows us to put on our uniform and get out there and be ourselves.' After playing a sold-out show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Chicano Batman stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Rock the Garden 2017

Rock the Garden 2015

We're so excited for tomorrow that we can hardly focus on anything else. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from 2017 Rock the Garden artists?

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