Coffee Break: Planetary exploration

Buzz Aldrin on the moon

Today in 1969, Apollo 11 landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention something in the world of planetary exploration?

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A Chart Show First With Four Reentries

The National

Gone, but not for long! This week's chart show saw a record setting four reentries, and The National grabbed the top spot with the first single from their upcoming LP 'Sleep Well Beast' which drops next month.

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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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Rock the Garden

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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John Darnielle of Mountain Goats shares what's on his mind

John Darnielle - Mountain Goats

John Darnielle is known for thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics. ' I write more to find out what I'm thinking about than to express something I'm already thinking about,' the Mountain Goats frontman explains. Mountain Goats visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Oake and Riley Features

Buzz Aldrin on the moon

Coffee Break: Planetary exploration


Today in 1969, Apollo 11 landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention something in the world of planetary exploration?

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