Music News

News about music and the musicians heard on The Current.

The long road to 'United States of Americana'

Bill DeVille's Sunday-morning Americana program went on the air in 2009, but it turns out the show had been percolating for at least 20 years before then. Bill shares the story as 'US of A' celebrates five years on the air.

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Teenage Kicks: El Dia de los Muertos

Teenage Kicks host Jacquie Fuller has dedicated today's episode of Teenage Kicks to rock's deceased heroes. But why would anyone celebrate Day of the Dead? Jacquie shares the historic and cultural roots of this day that honors those who've gone before us. Check it out as you listen to Teenage Kicks.

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It's Cassette Store Day: Share your cassette memories

Saturday, Sept. 27, is Cassette Store Day, and that stokes a lot of nostalgia: What was the first cassette you remember owning? What was on the best mix tape you ever made? Do you still own any cassettes? Did you ever make a tape for a potential significant other? Share your cassette-related recollections.

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Bill DeVille's State Fair Music Preview

The Current's Bill DeVille loves music and he loves the State Fair. He shares his thoughts about some of the music acts appearing on stages throughout the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: A New Season

In his final On the Ball blog post, Mark Wheat gives a preview of the Premier League season that begins this weekend, along with tips on how to watch and even an invitation to join a fantasy league. He also describes the fun he's had writing this and explains why he's decided to draw a line under it.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: A Gorgeous Day in the Neighborhood

The Twin Cities got a taste of the Premier League when defending champs Manchester City visited the TCF Bank Stadium to take on Greek champions Olympiacos, just ahead of Minnesota United taking on Ottawa FC. Plus a music selection from someone who may support Liverpool (maybe?).

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