Coffee Break: Happy (hour)

Brian Oake and Jill Riley

As we head into this 3-day weekend, we are excited to announce our next set of Oake & Riley in the Afternoon happy hour events. Listen for the full lineup at 9 am, and in the meantime, what songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that mention happy, joy, glee, etc?

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Rock the Garden tickets on sale!

Rock the Garden Tickets Now on sale

Tickets to this year's Rock the Garden featuring The National, Courtney Barnett, X, Heart Bones, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Adia Victoria and The Beths are now on sale to everyone!

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Lizzo performs rare acoustic set in The Current studio

lizzo-at-the-current

Before playing a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre, Lizzo stopped by The Current studio to talk about her new album, how she's grown as an artist, and what it's been like to take a more positive spin on her music. Lizzo also performs two songs from the album -- accompanied only by acoustic guitar -- showcasing her stunning vocals.

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Music News: Rolling Stones give 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' songwriting credit back to the Verve

Richard Ashcroft performs in Australia in 2010.

Two decades after suing the Verve for songwriting credit on 'Bitter Sweet Symphony,' the Rolling Stones have given it back. Also in the news today: the Netherlands win Eurovision, a synth repairman accidentally trips on vintage LSD, 'Bongo Rock' drummer Preston Epps dies, Natalie Portman criticizes Moby's portrayal of their relationship, and Aretha Franklin's three maybe-wills. Plus, music history highlights and new LPs from Cate Le Bon, Justin Townes Earle, Sebadoh, and Sting, as well as a 'Runaway Train' remake.

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Brian Oake talks about why the band X matter


'John Doe, Exene Cervenka, DJ Bonebrake and Billy Zoom are four of the most important people in the history of American music,' Brian Oake says. 'I do not say that with hyperbole.' Hear more about X, who will be playing this year's Rock The Garden.

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Music News: Rolling Stones give 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' songwriting credit back to the Verve

Richard Ashcroft performs in Australia in 2010.

Two decades after suing the Verve for songwriting credit on 'Bitter Sweet Symphony,' the Rolling Stones have given it back. Also in the news today: the Netherlands win Eurovision, a synth repairman accidentally trips on vintage LSD, 'Bongo Rock' drummer Preston Epps dies, Natalie Portman criticizes Moby's portrayal of their relationship, and Aretha Franklin's three maybe-wills. Plus, music history highlights and new LPs from Cate Le Bon, Justin Townes Earle, Sebadoh, and Sting, as well as a 'Runaway Train' remake.

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The Current Sessions®

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Los Angeles five-piece Local Natives' latest album, 'Violet Street,' was recorded with the band members playing together in the same room. 'We wanted the core of this album to be the five of us playing off each other,' says guitarist Taylor Rice. 'That was really integral to the album.' You can hear that collaborative sound in Local Natives' in-studio session here at The Current.

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The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Strings attached

Chastity Brown at Rock the Garden 2018.

Chastity Brown is dropping by the studio this morning to announce her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra on June 8. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with a string section or elements of a symphony orchestra?

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Jewel

Today in Music History: Jewel is 45


The Grateful Dead performed their first concert outside of North America, Smashing Pumpkins called it quits, Noel Gallagher walked out on Oasis, and The Beatles invented the music video, Today in Music History.

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