Julia Sweeney

Theft of the Dial: Julia Sweeney


Julia Sweeney is a comedian and writer best-known for her stint on Saturday Night Live in the early '90s and for her hilarious, thoughtful and moving monologues. While she was in town for Wits last fall, she stopped by The Current to chat with Barb Abney and take over our airwaves.

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James Blake

Cutting-edge UK producer/singer James Blake performs at The Current


Just a few years ago, James Blake was a precocious and talented young electronic producer dabbling in the UK's vast, eclectic, fast-moving and amorphous "post-dubstep" scene. Shortly thereafter, he began recording vocals over his own productions, swerving out of the dance music scene and into the vanguard of indie electro-pop with a wounded cyber-soul sound.

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Prince returns to the Twin Cities for two shows May 25


  Prince fans, rejoice! Prince is returning to the metro area for two shows — on the same day — at Myth Live, May 25th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 4th at noon on the MythLive website and eTix. Tickets are $259 a pop, a price tag that’s already resulting in some […]

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Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

When it comes to making music, Angelica Garcia describes herself as a bit of a recluse. Now touring in support of her album 'Medicine for Birds,' Garcia embraces the new experience of studio recording and of performing in front of people. 'It's been great, and it's really helped me grow as a person,' Garcia says. Listen to Angelica Garcia's recent in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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The Suburbs follow their muse in The Current's studio

The Suburbs perform in The Current studio

Having released their latest album, 'Hey Muse,' the Suburbs just completed what frontman Chan Poling describes as 'a whirlwind tour of middle America,' playing shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City and Des Moines. Now back on home turf and gearing up for their big album-release show at First Avenue on Friday, Aug. 4, the Suburbs stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Band uniforms

"My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve" -- Lucius

Arcade Fire's recent audience dress code made us think about bands that have dress codes themselves. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have uniform looks?

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