TikTok is changing the way we interact with music. Is that a good thing?


In a recent viral TikTok video, Nathan Apodaca, a.k.a. @420doggface208, skates next to an Idaho highway while sipping cran-raspberry juice. Apodaca has a playful smirk on his face; he seems relaxed. “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac plays in the background. As evening sets in, he glances behind his shoulder before emphatically lip-synching the famous vocal flutters…

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Rock and Roll Book Club: Interview with 'Mirror Sound' creators

'Mirror Sound.'

'Mirror Sound' is a new book from writer Spencer Tweedy, designer Lawrence Azerrad, and photographer Daniel Topete. The book, subtitled 'A Look Into the People and Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music,' features the personal studio spaces of artists including Sharon Van Etten, Sadie Dupuis, Mike Eagle, Melina Duterte (Jay Som), Emitt Rhodes, Suzanne Ciani, Laetitia Tamko (Vagabon), Ty Segall, and tUnE-yArDs.

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame

The Chart Show

When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Listen to Looch: digging into First Avenue history with The Current Rewind

First Avenue

Mary Lucia talks with Cecilia Johnson, producer of The Current Rewind podcast. In season two of The Current Rewind, the program looks at 10 pivotal dates in the history of First Avenue. Johnson talks about what it's been like working on the new season of the program, and she also discusses First Avenue's past, present and future.

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Tony Glover archives, including rare Bob Dylan recordings, going up for auction


The widow of Tony Glover, the late Minneapolis folk-blues icon known as one of Bob Dylan’s most intimate early musical associates, is auctioning Glover’s archives in an online sale taking place Nov. 12-19. It’s a collection of extraordinary historical significance, particularly for anyone interested in Dylan’s Dinkytown period and his lifelong Minnesota connections. The items…

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The Current Sessions®

Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session

Ondara

Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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Early Eyes: Virtual Session

Early Eyes - Virtual Session

Get a peek into the world of singer/songwriter Jake Berglove of Early Eyes as he joins The Current's Jade for a virtual session. The two chat about Berglove's aspirations for the future of Early Eyes, where he'd like to perform post-pandemic and the excitement of signing to a label.

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Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Connecting from Nashville, Delta Spirit join Jade for a virtual session where they'll be playing songs from their latest record, What Is There, and talk about staying connected as a band when you're geographically separated.

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Coffee Break: Parents and kids

Frank Sinatra photo

Yesterday, you helped us put together a Coffee Break centered around fathers and sons in honor of Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer Tweedy who both released books this month. Today -- we want to expand on the topic a bit to include mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons.

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