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Mary Lucia: interview with Trent Reznor


'This is 12 of my favorite minutes I've ever had on the telephone,' Mary Lucia says about her recent interview with Nine Inch Nails frontman and film composer Trent Reznor. In their conversation, Lucia talks to Reznor about Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails's 'Hurt,' Reznor's score for David Fincher's 'The Social Network,' and Reznor's thoughts on his friendship with David Bowie.

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Twin Cities all-stars plan theatrical tribute to David Bowie at the Ordway


The Ordway and Collins Live are teaming up to present “We Can Be Heroes: The David Bowie Tribute Show” on Sept. 8. The concert features a star-studded line-up of local musicians, including Julius Collins, Ryan Smith (Soul Asylum), Michael Bland (New Power Generation) and more. The show has been designed as a multimedia tribute to…

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King Leg

DJ Pick of the Week: King Leg, 'Great Outdoors'


The artist who calls himself King Leg is originally from Nebraska but has moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical dreams -- and they just might come true. Bill DeVille's DJ Pick of the Week is 'Great Outdoors,' the lead single from King Leg's forthcoming album

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‘Twin Peaks’ update: David Bowie’s back (and so’s Audrey)


I’ve been away on vacation. Where? Well, let’s just call it “the Black Lodge.” (Okay, it was Madeline Island.) What did I miss on Twin Peaks? A lot. Three episodes have aired since my last recap. I won’t detail everything that’s happened, but here are some of the major developments as the season closes in on…

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Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off


'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Dan Wilson performs songs from 'Re-Covered' in The Current studio

Dan Wilson performs in The Current studio

Having worked with artists as wide-ranging as Taylor Swift, Mike Doughty, LeAnn Rimes, John Legend, Adele, Josh Groban, Dixie Chicks, Chris Stapleton and others, Dan Wilson has released 'Re-Covered,' a collection of songs he's co-written as part of his many collaborations. 'I'm really enthusiastic about a lot of music,' Wilson says while visiting The Current for an in-studio session with Oake & Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Iconic hair

Beatles in 1965

Today in 1964, the Glasgow City Council announced that all boys with Beatle-style haircuts would have to wear swimming caps in public pools. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have iconic hair?

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Today in Music History: Jay Bennett departs Wilco


Elvis released his first No. 1 hit; Beatle-style haircuts allegedly wreaked havoc on Glasgow pool-filtration systems; the Woodstock festival concluded; Nirvana shot the video for 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'; and the late guitarist/keyboardist Jay Bennett parted ways with Wilco, Today in Music History.

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