It's Block Rockin' Weekend!

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This Memorial Day weekend, make The Current your soundtrack . Starting Friday at 10 a.m., and all weekend long, it's a Block Rockin' Weekend, where we play three songs in a row from your favorite Current artists. Block Rockin' Weekend continues to midnight on Monday, May 28. Happy Memorial Day weekend from your friends at The Current.

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Father John Misty performs new single on ‘Live From Here’


Are you eagerly awaiting Father John Misty’s next album, God’s Favorite Customer? Do you prefer your love songs sardonic as all get-out? Does this read like an advertisement — and don’t you think that’s what our Father would want? The point is: we have a video you might like. Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, performed a couple songs…

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Rock the Garden tickets on sale!

Rock the Garden 2018

Get tickets to see Feist, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S, Chastity Brown, U.S. Girls, Low Cut Connie, Nikki Lane and headliner Father John Misty on June 16, 2018.

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A pair of Maestro Fuzz-Tone pedals.

Music News: Glenn Snoddy, inventor of the fuzz pedal, dies


Glenn Snoddy, inventor of the fuzz pedal, has died; Michael Jackson's estate is criticizing a planned documentary about the star's last days; Vevo is getting out of the app business; Liam Gallagher has met his daughter for the first time; and Weezer have covered Toto...but not that Toto.

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Mt. Joy live at PledgeHouse for SXSW

Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio


After making a huge splash on Spotify, Los Angeles band Mt. Joy seamlessly made the leap from studio band to touring outfit. 'I think we just got really lucky to have a good group of people,' says Mt. Joy co-founder Matt Quinn. Mt. Joy recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Sean McPherson.

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893 Essential Songs


Thank you for listening to the 893 Essential Songs countdown with us, and more importantly, for your ongoing support of The Current.

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Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio

Mt. Joy live at PledgeHouse for SXSW

After making a huge splash on Spotify, Los Angeles band Mt. Joy seamlessly made the leap from studio band to touring outfit. 'I think we just got really lucky to have a good group of people,' says Mt. Joy co-founder Matt Quinn. Mt. Joy recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Lake Street Dive perform in The Current studio

Lake Street Dive in The Current studio

To be clear, Lake Street Dive didn't 'self produce' their latest album, 'Free Yourself Up.' 'We produced each other,' says drummer Mike Calabrese. 'And there really is no better producer for us as individuals than the other members of the band.' Lake Street Dive recently visited The Current to play songs from the new record, including the hit single, 'Good Kisser.'

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John Maus performs in The Current's studio

John Maus performs in The Current's studio

He grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and he's been back for about seven years. Recently, synthesizer icon John Maus stopped by The Current to perform "Episode," "Touchdown," "Pure Rockets," and "Quantum Leap."

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Naked Giants perform in The Current studio

Jade in the studio with Naked Giants

Seattle's Naked Giants are new enough to the music scene, they're still working out their reason for being. Drummer Henry LaVallee distills it to one accessible idea: "It's all about eliciting emotion," he says. Listen to Naked Giants perform a set of rocking tunes from their debut album 'SLUFF,' in an in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Summer heat

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Today is National Heat Awareness Day - and how appropriate since the Twin Cities is going to get swampy and thick this weekend with temps up in the mid 90s. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention hot, heat, sweat and sun?

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