OK Computer(s): One night, three Radiohead albums at First Avenue


Radiohead’s classic album OK Computer is turning 20 years old this year. To celebrate the album, and the British band’s broader legacy, local musicians are hitting First Avenue on Friday night to play OK Computer and two more Radiohead albums in their entirety. Participating musician Al Church recently stopped by to talk with The Current’s Brian Oake and Jill…

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Minnesota’s Jesse Larson advances to ‘The Voice’ finale


Last night, Minneapolis singer-guitarist Jesse Larson made the final four on NBC’s The Voice. Larson performed “Tennessee Whiskey,” wowing fans once again with his soulful voice. Fans tweeted with the hashtag #VoiceSaveJesse to get Larson into the finale, the last remaining option for Larson to remain on the show after he failed to advance in the main poll. How…

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"A Warm Weather Ghost"

With 'Warm Weather Ghost,' Tunde Adebimpe looks death in the eye


Confronted with loss, TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe worked to 'get this kind of earthly sadness away from me.' Adebimpe says he's grateful for the opportunity to present what's now called 'A Warm Weather Ghost' -- a little over an hour of animation and music -- which gets its world premiere at the Walker Art Center Thursday through Saturday.

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Styles Of The Times


The solo debut of former One Direction member Harry Styles is a testament to the borderlessness of contemporary pop.

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Mary Lucia: Chris Osgood, the Godfather of Punk


Forming a punk band in Minneapolis? Cool. Forming one in 1975? REAL COOL. Chris Osgood is known for many reasons in this scene: founder of the Suicide Commandos, teaching guitar to future rock stars, helping bands with his generous resources, and giving the best hugs in town. Check out Osgood's recent conversation with Mary Lucia.

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SOHN writes about a life on the move


Musician Christopher Taylor, who performs under the moniker SOHN, has experienced a lot of change in his life and has seen much change in the world around him. His latest album is called 'Rennen.' ' This record to me was about staying on the move,' SOHN says. SOHN visited The Current for an in studio session with 'New Hot' host David Safar.

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Corey Palmer on his 24-minute single ‘Heartache’


When most people think of an unusually long song, they usually think of something that is around ten minutes, tops. How about one that’s 24 minutes? Minneapolis-based artist Corey Palmer has created just that with his newest release “Heartache.” “Heartache” is described by Palmer, on his Bandcamp page, as “…a 24 minute single about being sad…

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SOHN writes about a life on the move

SOHN performs in The Current studio

Musician Christopher Taylor, who performs under the moniker SOHN, has experienced a lot of change in his life and has seen much change in the world around him. His latest album is called 'Rennen.' ' This record to me was about staying on the move,' SOHN says. SOHN visited The Current for an in studio session with 'New Hot' host David Safar.

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Learning to let go: With debut album 'Process,' Sampha reflects on past hardships

Sampha in concert

Sampha's soulful voice and lyrics are full of emotion, and having lost both of his parents to cancer, much of Sampha's writing focuses on processing those hardships. That, along with his use of simple, repetitive melodies, make Sampha's debut album, 'Process,' a powerful one. Sampha recently visited The Current studio for a session hosted by David Safar.

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Slowdive look back and look forward

Slowdive perform in The Current studio

Originally formed in 1989, Slowdive took a 20-year break after their 1995 album 'Pygmalion.' Now they're back with a new, self-titled album. In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Slowdive stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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The guys from White Reaper just want to rock

White Reaper perform in The Current studio

Founded by a group of friends from Louisville, Ky., White Reaper ply their trade with a tried-and-true take on classic rock. 'There's always going to be a place for rock 'n' roll,' says guitarist Hunter Thompson. White Reaper stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: 893 Essential Artist snubs

The xx perform in The Current studio

Thank you for spending an enormous amount of time listening along to our 893 Artists countdown. We hope you had as much fun listening as we did playing the music. For today's Coffee Break, let's spend some time listening to your favorite artists that didn't make it on the list.

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Today in Music History: Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks


The original "Twist and Shout" by the Isley Brothers was released; The Beatles recorded "Yellow Submarine" at Abbey Road studios in London; John and Yoko began an eight-day "bed in" to promote world peace; and Stevie Nicks was born, Today in Music History.

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