Rock the Garden: Tickets are sold out!

Rock the Garden

Thank you, MPR Members! With an unprecedented demand Rock the Garden has sold out to members of Minnesota Public Radio and Walker Art Center. Stay tuned for opportunities to win tickets to see Bon Iver, The Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Margaret Glaspy, Dead Man Winter, Bruise Violet and Dwynell Roland on July 22!

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Gorillaz Are Human After All


The latest album from the dystopian cartoon band -- whose lone consistent musical member is the British musician Damon Albarn -- emphasizes real suffering and salvation in a contemporary setting.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot

Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Time Machine Tuesday

Take The Current's Time Machine Quiz: 1978

On Tuesday night, Bill DeVille hosted a Time Machine all about music from the year 1978. Now take the quiz: Listen to the mashup of five songs from the show, and see if you can identify them.

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Mac DeMarco

Mary Lucia: Help Wanted

The musician Mac DeMarco recently posted a legit job opening looking for someone to help his mother run his fan club. 'This is where I felt out of touch,' Mary Lucia writes. 'The bands I grew up with were not snuggled up next to Mums creating band flyers for their next gig.' Read more and share your thoughts.

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The Current Sessions®

The New Pornographers play a stripped-down set in The Current studio

The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio

In town for a show at First Avenue, the New Pornographers stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Frontman and chief songwriter A.C. Newman explains how he'd love to write a song like 'Daydream Believer' -- and how the video for the song 'High Ticket Attractions' was shot by Minnesota filmmaker Dan Huiting.

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Bob Mould performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul

Bob Mould Microshow

In April of 2016, The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Bob Mould at the Turf Club in St. Paul. On the same day that Prince passed away, Mould shared a blistering and cathartic eleven-song set from his time in Sugar and his work as a soloist. Listen to songs from that performance on our website.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Mid West Music Fest

Garvin Heights view

Jill and Brian are heading down to Winona after the show today to kick off the Mid West Music Fest. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what artists playing the fest do you want to hear?

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Dark Side of the Moon

Today in Music History: 'Dark Side of the Moon' hits No. 1

The Beatles recorded the TV special 'Around The Beatles' at Wembley Studios; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Sinead O'Connor started a six-week run at No. 1; and 'Dark Side Of The Moon' by Pink Floyd went to No. 1 on the U.S. album charts, Today in Music History.

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