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Video: Early R.E.M. rocks Atlanta


Michael Stipe

With a mix of frantic covers and embryonic originals, this found video is a great glimpse into the very beginnings of one of our favorite bands.

Slideshow: Matt & Kim at First Ave


Matt and Kim at First Avenue

Brooklyn-based indie pop duo Matt & Kim brought their party-starting sound to the First Ave mainroom last night, thrilling the crowd with stripped-down yet charged versions of their biggest hits. Enjoy a slideshow of photos by Nate Ryan from the show.

That Ain't Jack White's song, it's Little Willie John


Little Willie John

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Jack White premiered the video for 'I'm Shakin'.' Learn about the history of the song -- and the original artist behind it from The Current's program director Jim McGuinn.

George Jones: The Voice Of Heartbreak


George Jones

Country music legend George Jones, who died today at 81, made a career out of turning hard living into heartbreaking songs. He could pull and bend notes until they made listeners hurt. In 2010, Jones told NPR's Melissa Block, "I try to live the song during that three minutes."