Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio

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Ready to celebrate the release of her latest album, 'Impossible Dream,' at Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis on Sunday, Sept. 25, Haley Bonar and her band stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Sheila E announces benefit show on October 23 at Orchestra Hall

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Legendary drummer and Prince collaborator Sheila E visited the Sabanthi Community Center in South Minneapolis this morning (the very same building where Prince attended Central High School in the 1970s) to announce the “Purple Philanthropy Sheila E. Benefit Concert,” happening October 23 at Orchestra Hall. When plans were being solidified for the October 13 Prince…

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Friday Five: Astronautalis, Lizzo, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Astronautalis, “Kurt Cobain” Jacksonville, Florida native Astronautalis delves into his past on “Kurt Cobain,” the opening track from new album Cut The Body Loose. The video is visually arresting, even as the rapper recounts having guns pulled on him (“Gun pulled on me by a cop one time/ Four guns pulled on me in Atlanta last night”), and the shoutouts…

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Eyedea documentary to be screened October 9 at the Parkway


Minnesota music has not forgotten Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, the talented rapper who died six years ago at 28 years old. Following its premiere at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival last spring, Brandon Crowson’s documentary The World Has No Eyedea is being shown at the Parkway Theater on October 9, and the members of the local scene…

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The Posies perform in The Current studio


With a career stretching back nearly 30 years, the Posies are touring in support of their latest album, 'Solid States'. In a session hosted by Brian Oake, the Posies' Ken Stringfellow considers what's fueled the band's longevity. 'We have esoteric tastes and we're curious people,' he says. 'We're not going to stay in one spot.' Check out the complete session.

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Music News: Beach Vibes Festival canceled


Today's music news headlines include the cancellation of the Beach Vibes Festival, a John Lennon suit up for auction, a strain of marijuana developed by the late Merle Haggard, and a massive tunnel-boring machine named 'Driller Mike'.

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First Listen: Pixies, 'Head Carrier'


The inspired 'Head Carrier' reaffirms all the spark, wit and weirdness, tempered by the occasional burst of emotional rawness, that made people fall in love with the Pixies in the first place.

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Giveaways

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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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The Current Sessions®

Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio

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Ready to celebrate the release of her latest album, 'Impossible Dream,' at Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis on Sunday, Sept. 25, Haley Bonar and her band stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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The Posies perform in The Current studio


With a career stretching back nearly 30 years, the Posies are touring in support of their latest album, 'Solid States'. In a session hosted by Brian Oake, the Posies' Ken Stringfellow considers what's fueled the band's longevity. 'We have esoteric tastes and we're curious people,' he says. 'We're not going to stay in one spot.' Check out the complete session.

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Coffee Break: Power pop


We were joined in the studio this week by The Posies, a power pop group formed in 1987 and still rocking it almost 30 years later. So for today's Coffee Break, what power pop bands do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Ray Charles


Buddy Holly and the Crickets had a hit with 'That'll Be The Day'; a widely believed story about Paul McCartney was started in DeKalb, Ill.; Neil Young was honored at the Americana Awards in Nashville; and the great Ray Charles was born 85 years ago Today in Music History.

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