The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

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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March Music Madness - Nineties Edition

March Music Madness 2017

Congrats to everyone who participated — especially those who picked Nirvana's Nevermind to take it all — and listened to this year's March Music Madness. Check out the final results and tallies for each match up.

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Father John Misty

Mary Lucia: Reality is for those who can't handle drugs


In a recent interview in 'Rolling Stone,' Father John Misty spoke candidly about dropping acid. Ever since reading it, Mary Lucia's thoughts have been spinning. 'I have no puritanical judgment about drug use,' Mary writes. 'It would simply be too hypocritical.' But it's good food for thought -- and Mary shares those thoughts in this week's column.

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Rock the Cradle 2017

Rock the Cradle®: April 9, 2017


Presented by The Current and Children's Minnesota, we're excited to offer another free event for kids and their grown-ups at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children's Theatre Company on Sunday, April 9!

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Anohni, 'Paradise'

DJ Pick of the Week: ANOHNI, 'Paradise'


Mark Wheat has the DJ Pick for the week of March 27. The song contains a powerful message; Mark explains it's about how 'womanhood and the Earth from which we subsist are deeply intertwined.' Read more from Mark Wheat and listen to the title track from ANOHNI's 'Paradise' EP.

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Bob Dylan to accept Nobel Prize in private ceremony


The Swedish Academy has announced that Bob Dylan will formally accept his Nobel Prize in Literature this weekend in a “small and intimate” ceremony in Stockholm. “No media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes,” writes the Academy’s Sara Danius in a blog post…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to honor Prince with Lenny Kravitz tribute


Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince with a musical performance at the April 7 induction ceremony for this year’s class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone reports. The ceremony, which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will see the induction of Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur,…

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The Current Sessions®

Meet emerging new artist Jay Som on 'New Hot'


Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som, was signed to Polyvinyl Records and released a debut album, 'Everybody Works,' on March 10, 2017. ' I'm still getting used to it,' Duterte says of her budding career. 'I feel like I'm at the beginning stages of making music my job.' Jay Som joined New Hot host David Safar for an in-studio session.

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Regina Spektor in The Current studio

Regina Spektor shares an expressive set in The Current studio


In town to play a sold-out show at St. Paul's recently reopened Palace Theatre, Regina Spektor stopped by The Current for a session hosted by Jim McGuinn. The session features fantastic song performances and deep conversation. 'I feel like with music, people have this idea that you either write about yourself or you just write using fiction and that's not personal,' Spektor says. 'But to me, I truly believe that fiction and surrealism and psychedelic thoughts are just as personal.'

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Strand of Oaks

Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks plays a powerful solo set at The Current


While in the Twin Cities, singer-songwriter Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks stopped at The Current to play a solo piano set in The Current studio. 'It's nice to switch it,' Showalter says of his instrument choice. Listen to the complete session to hear these Strand of Oaks songs like you've not heard them before.

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Lou Reed On Stage

Today in Music History: A fan takes a bite out of Lou Reed


Billboard published its first U.S. LP chart; Elvis joined the Army; the Bee Gees had their 8th U.S. chart-topper; songwriter extraordinaire Nick Lowe celebrates his birthday; legendary Motown drummer Uriel Jones died; and Lou Reed was bitten by a fan, Today in Music History.

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Chaka Khan

Today in Music History: Chaka Khan is 64


Ruby and the Romantics' day arrived with a No. 1 hit on their first outing; John Lennon was ordered to leave the U.S.; Elvis began his final tour; John Fogerty's baseball homage became a No. 1 album; and Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Chaka Khan were born, Today in Music History.

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