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

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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

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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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Bon Iver announce ’22, A Million’ listening parties around the world


With their highly-anticipated album 22, A Million set for release tomorrow, Bon Iver have announced events in cities around the world tonight. While the nature of the events isn’t specified, it seems likely they’ll be listening parties like one that took place last night in the band’s home town of Eau Claire, Wisc. After Bon Iver…

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Preview Conor Oberst's 'Ruminations' Two Weeks Early


Conor Oberst's distinctive warble is set against a spare patchwork of acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional harmonica, drawing most of the attention to his dark, personal words. Stream Oberst's upcoming album, 'Ruminations,' in its entirety before it releases on Oct. 14.

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The Current Sessions®

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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Oake and Riley Features

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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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