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Watch Margaret Glaspy perform a Tiny Desk concert at NPR


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No overplaying, no frills, just great music and an artist who sounds thrilled to be playing it. Margaret Glaspy performs some songs from her recent album, 'Emotions and Math,' in this session at NPR's Tiny Desk. Glaspy is joined by drummer Tim Kuhl and by (Minnesotan) bassist Chris Morrissey.

Take The Current's Time Machine Quiz: 1992


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On Tuesday night, Bill DeVille hosted a Time Machine all about music from 1992. Now take the quiz: Listen to the mashup of five songs from the show, and see if you can identify them.

Bill DeVille's 2016 State Fair Music Preview


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The Current's Bill DeVille is a big fan of the Minnesota State Fair, particularly the live music available on the various stages throughout the fairgrounds. Bill recently had a look at the daily rundown of acts around the State Fair, and he's picked some artists you may want to check out during your visit to this year's Fair.

First Listen: The Bad Plus, 'It's Hard'


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The leaderless piano trio became famous for its cover songs more than a dozen years ago. Now, an all-covers record finds an established and quirky band once again testing its powers of interpretation.

First Listen: Joseph, 'I'm Alone, No You're Not'


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Three Oregon-bred sisters sing lustrous songs about fearlessness, commitment and the pursuit of a life fully lived. On their second album, sweetness and power aren't mutually exclusive.

Dawes Announce New Album; Hear The Lead Single Now


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'When The Tequila Runs Out' is the first taste of Dawes' grimly titled 'We're All Gonna Die,' which drops Sept. 16 and features some impressive collaborations. Listen to this first single, which Jade describes as 'Dawes unlike you've ever heard before.'

'The Commitments' turns 25


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Twenty-five years ago this week, Alan Parker's film about a ragtag group of young people who put together a soul band made its debut. The Current's Bill DeVille and local businessman and Irish emigre Kieran Folliard share their thoughts about 'The Commitments' and its legacy. 'It was absolutely captivating,' Folliard says. 'Nothing was airbrushed.'