Coffee Break: Extreme sports soundtrack

Men's BMX Cycling Quarter Finals

The X Games are taking place this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium, bringing extreme sports and music to downtown Minneapolis. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are the soundtrack to the extreme sports lifestyle?

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Today in Music History: Buzzcocks make their live debut


Buzzcocks made their live debut; The very first Billboard chart was published; Jan and Dean had a hit with help from Brian Wilson; Iron Butterfly released an album that featured a 17-minute track; and Chris Cornell was born, Today in Music History.

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ABBA: a Swedish perspective

ABBA in the 1970s

In the same week as the Ordway launches its production of 'Mamma Mia!' and the film 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' is released, Swedish-born ABBA fan Martin Bertilsson shares a number of facts and stories about the band in a series of videos for The Current.

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Bad Bad Hats

The Chart Show: Voters Write It On Their Heart and Ballot

Voters wrote it on their hearts and ballots this week for Minnesota's Bad Bad Hats who debuted on the chart this week along with Big Red Machine's "Hymnostic". Father John Misty also saw a reentry with "Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest of Them All".

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Listen to Looch: going to see Jerry Lee Lewis

Listen to Looch: going to see Jerry Lee Lewis

Although Courtney Barnett will be playing a show in Minneapolis this weekend, Mary Lucia is 'going to drive to a casino to see Jerry Lee Lewis.' For this week's Listen to Looch, Mary talks about why she's taking a drive to see a rock and roll legend.

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The Current Sessions®

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Coffee Break: Featured artists

Liz Phair performs at the Turf Club in St. Paul

Thanks to Jeanne who wrote in with today's suggestion. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear where an artist is listed on the credits as "featuring"?

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