The xx perform tracks from their album 'I See You'

The xx perform in The Current studio

In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul, The xx hopped over a couple blocks to The Current to perform an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. The xx played three songs of their latest album, 'I See You,' released in January of this year.

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Rock and roll is alive, and it lives in Minneapolis

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I kept waiting for the tears to fall. Which is typical for a wake, I suppose, even one that’s being held a year after someone has passed away. There is a tendency to steel yourself until just the right moment, to try to hold it together in the face of unpredictable emotional ebbs and flows,…

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Listen: Unreleased Prince track ‘Electric Intercourse’ out now from ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe edition

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The first unreleased track from the upcoming deluxe reissue of Purple Rain has been made available for streaming. Though Prince sometimes played “Electric Intercourse” live, the studio version — featuring Prince’s falsetto over piano — was tucked away in Prince’s vault until Warner Bros. and NPG Records made the track available this week for streaming. “Electric Intercourse”…

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Gorillaz

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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The Current Sessions®

The xx perform tracks from their album 'I See You'

The xx perform in The Current studio

In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul, The xx hopped over a couple blocks to The Current to perform an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. The xx played three songs of their latest album, 'I See You,' released in January of this year.

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The New Pornographers play a stripped-down set 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

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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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