Managing the musical landscape of the Driftless Region

Parker Forsell and Pete Engen of Ocooch Mountain Music

Working in and around Winona, Minn., Parker Forsell of Ocooch Mountain Music is taking a multifaceted approach to music booking, management and promotion. 'Winona has a really lively arts scene for how small the town is,' Forsell says. In just a few years, Ocooch Mountain Music has become a vital part of the music scene in southeastern Minnesota.

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89 stunning images from Rock the Garden 2017

A composite of Bon Iver and the crowd.

Rock the Garden 2017 was an epic day of music from Bon Iver, the Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Margaret Glaspy, Dead Man Winter, Bruise Violet, and Dwynell Roland. Photographers Evan Frost and Emmet Kowler captured all the day's sights and scenes.

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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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Listen to Looch

Mary Lucia: what does your childhood home mean to you?


What does your childhood home mean to you? When a local rock star recently told Mary Lucia he had been at a party in her childhood home, Mary thought, 'it really made me think of how many memories are contained in the childhood home I grew up in.' Do you feel the same way about the place you grew up? Watch this week's Listen to Looch video and share your thoughts.

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Andre Cymone at Paisley Park on April 21, 2017

Theft of the Dial: Andre Cymone


Andre Cymone, an important figure in the evolution of the Minneapolis Sound, stopped by The Current to pick a few songs and talk with Local Show host Andrea Swensson.

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Hidden music history landmarks: A Minneapolis bike tour


Any tourist can find First Ave, and a quick Google search will take you straight to the house where the Replacements shot their Let It Be cover. If you’re a Minnesota music fan ready to take a deeper dive, though, hop on your ride and follow this trail to just a few of the many…

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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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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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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Band uniforms

"My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve" -- Lucius

Arcade Fire's recent audience dress code made us think about bands that have dress codes themselves. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have uniform looks?

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