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jeremy messersmith shares 'Little Blue World' for MPR's 50th


Jeremy Messersmith Little Blue World 50th Anniversary 06

jeremy messersmith wrote a song to help Minnesota Public Radio celebrate its 50th anniversary. He brought in some of the best and brightest local artists to bring the song to life, and now we're thrilled to share it with you.

Take The Current's Time Machine Quiz: 1967


Time Machine Tuesday

On Tuesday night, Bill DeVille hosted a Time Machine all about music from 1967. Now take the quiz: Listen to the mashup of five songs from the show, and see if you can identify them.

Conor Oberst announces a new album - yes, another one


Conor Oberst in studio

That didn't take long. Five months after 'Ruminations,' the Bright Eyes singer will return with a companion piece called 'Salutations': a full-band version of the album, plus seven extra songs.

DJ Pick of the Week: Mary Lucia - Haley Bonar, 'Stupid Face'


Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio

'Haley Bonar's voice is like honey, and I love the way she thinks,' writes Mary Lucia. 'I have no idea what Haley's song 'Stupid Face' is exactly about, and it doesn't really matter to me. If she's singing it, I'm listening to it.' Mary has selected Haley Bonar's track 'Stupid Face' as the DJ Pick of the Week for Jan. 16, 2017.

Help select our featured artists for Black History Month 2017


sharon jones, rock the garden 2010

To honor Black History Month, The Current celebrates by spotlighting African-American musical icons from throughout history and across genres. As February approaches, help us pick the artists to feature for Black History Month this year!

Take The Current's Time Machine Quiz: 1977


Time Machine Quiz

On Tuesday night, Bill DeVille hosted a Time Machine all about music from 1977. Now take the quiz: Listen to the mashup of five songs from the show, and see if you can identify them.