The Current's 17th Anniversary Parties

The Current's 17th Anniversary Party graphic 1200x628 with artists

Celebrate The Current's 17th anniversary! We missed you last year, so we're returning with two nights in the First Avenue Mainroom. Tickets go on sale to MPR members on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Coffee Break: Goal songs

A hockey player high-fives his teammates on the bench

The Minnesota Wild's home opener is tonight. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what crowd-energizing goal songs do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Peter Tosh on his birthday

Peter Tosh

Prince released 'Prince'; Bowie released 'Pin-Ups'; A-ha became the first Norwegian act to have a No. 1 U.S. single; Noel Gallagher played his first live gig with Oasis; Nirvana hit No. 1 with a live compilation album; Johnny Marr had an academic turn; and Peter Tosh was born, Today in Music History.

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Coffee Break: Fall colors

Fall colors brighten a forest

The fall colors are really starting to show on the trees around the Twin Cities. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention the fall colors do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Remembering George Young

George Young

Shaggy was born, The Beach Boys' song 'Good Vibrations' entered the singles charts; the Supremes had the No. 1 album; Bob Dylan returned to Duluth for a gig after a near-30-year absence; and Pearl Jam played their very first gig 28 years ago, Today in Music History.

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The Current Sessions®

Michigander perform a seven-song #MicroShow set at Icehouse

Michigander - MicroShow

"It's good to be playing music again," said Jason Singer of Detroit's Michigander, who took the stage at Icehouse in Minneapolis with a seven-song #MicroShow set from across their discography, including tracks from their latest release, 'Everything Will Be OK Eventually'.

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Ya Tseen discuss collaborating in a spaceship, and not getting precious about it


Ya Tseen, the newest project from the multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist Nicholas Galanin, joins The Current to play songs from their debut record Indian Yard. Galanin and his longtime collaborator OCnotes discuss the making of the record, their spaceship recording studio in Sitka, Alaska, and the importance of not getting precious about your work in collaborations.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: Greatest Songs of All Time


For the first time in 17 years, Rolling Stone has updated their rankings of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, tell us what you think of their rankings! Who you think should've made the top 20?

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