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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Am I a millennial…or a perennial?


I don’t go a day without listening to music. Whether it’s in my headphones or in any Bluetooth speaker I can find, I’ve got to get my fix. My music choice in the morning is essential to how I’ll feel for the rest of the day. A lot of people look at my age and my…

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The dynamic and incredible life of Sonny Knight, told in his own words


The Twin Cities music community was dealt a hard blow this weekend with the passing of Sonny Knight, an endlessly charismatic and powerful soul singer whose history on local stages dates all the way back to the early 1960s. From cutting his first 45 as Little Sonny Knight back in 1965 to recording his final…

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Newly remastered edition of Hüsker Dü’s ‘Everything Falls Apart’ now available to stream


The reissue record label Numero Group has digitally released a newly remastered edition of an album by local punk/alternative rock legends Hüsker Dü. The album in question is Everything Falls Apart, Hüsker Dü’s debut studio album which was originally released in 1983. The release comes as yet another teaser for a much larger Hüsker Dü project Numero Group is suspected to be working…

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Lorde on dialing out and turning inward


After the rush of stardom accompanying her 2013 debut, the singer felt 'deeply conspicuous' working in her native New Zealand. To finish her new album, 'Melodrama,' Lorde let herself get lost in New York.

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Eaux Claires finds a new rhythm with more focused third installment


“This is a festival still finding its season,” the writer Michael Perry reflected in the opening page of the program for this year’s third annual Eaux Claires festival, which was simply titled “Troix.” Perry is the official “narrator” of Eaux Claires and the neighbor of the festival’s mastermind, Justin Vernon, and his big, booming baritone…

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Peers and fans pay tribute to Sonny Knight


The legendary soul singer Sonny Knight died on Saturday, June 17 at the age of 69. Knight had been diagnosed with cancer just earlier this year and was on a break from performing to undergo and recover from chemotherapy. Knight is remembered by many as a powerful vocalist, dynamic entertainer, and an all-around wonderful individual. Since…

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The Current Sessions®

The Secret Sisters keep it human and honest


Dealing with pain and frustration -- and being honest about it -- resulted in 'You Don't Own Me Anymore,' the beautiful new album from Laura and Lydia Rogers, aka The Secret Sisters. Before a show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, the Secret Sisters visited The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. Listen to the complete session.

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Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road

Pokey LaFarge performs in The Current studio

After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Accents

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Our album of the week is Phoenix's 'Ti Amo' and it got us thinking about bands with accents. So to get a little more specific for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have an accent in song?

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Today in Music History: Happy birthday, Mick Jones


The U.S. version of 'A Hard Day's Night' was released; the Byrds hit No. 1 with a Bob Dylan cover; Elvis Presley played his final stage show; and Mick Jones of the Clash, Big Audio Dynamite and Carbon/Silicon turns 62, Today in Music History.

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