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On tour with Sleater-Kinney, Lizzo wows national press Local Blog

Minnesota music fans were excited when Lizzo was selected to open for Sleater-Kinney on what’s become one of the most talked-about tours this year. Across the country, this is the first time many music writers are seeing Lizzo perform live. So far, she has impressed just about everyone. Reviewing Sleater-Kinney’s New York show for SPIN, Rebecca Weinberger said, […]

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The Current Sessions

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio The Current Sessions

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

On tour supporting their new album, 'The Phosphorescent Blues', Punch Brothers stopped in to The Current to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille. Somewhat inadvertently, the album turned out to have a lot to say about smartphone technology. 'It's just trying to recognize that [the smartphone] has changed everything, and we have to figure out a way to make it work for us and not the other way around,' says lead singer and mandolin player Chris Thile.

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Selma: The Roots Run Deep

Selma: The Roots Run Deep

The Current's Production Manager, Derrick Stevens, is heading to Selma, Ala., to take part in the re-enactment of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march on Sunday, March 8. Before that trip, Derrick has put together a playlist for the trip, and he shares his personal connections to Selma. "Selma is in my blood, and my blood is in Selma," he writes.

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