Coffee Break: Radio radio

A single sideband radio sits on a shelf at Radio City

August 20 is National Radio Day. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the radio or radio-y things?

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Music on TV this week: Lizzo; Vampire Weekend; Paul Simon; Bishop Briggs

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Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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The Current Sessions®

Amanda Shires performs in The Current studio

Amanda Shires performs in The Current studio

The constantly busy singer-songwriter, violinist and ukulele player Amanda Shires visited The Current studio to play songs from her acclaimed album 'To The Sunset' and to talk about how she and her friends are working to change that Nashville sound.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: 25 Years of Low

The Current Rewind

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, married founding members of Low, have been experimenting with rock music since the early '90s. In this episode, we join them for an interview and a walking tour of Duluth, Minn.; we explore their quarter-century of a musical career; and we meet their "road nanny" (along with several other Duluthian characters). All with a dose of dry, dark humor.

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Inside Minneapolis's Palmer's Bar, where Bonnie Raitt was once a regular


During the West Bank's beatnik era, Palmer's was a watering hole where musicians like Bonnie Raitt, "Spider" John Koerner, and Willie Murphy would cross paths, and the bar remains an integral part of the neighborhood's music scene today. Since opening its doors in 1906, Palmer's has survived Prohibition, bootlegging, and two World Wars, and become an integral part of the West Bank's music scene.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: Bonnie Raitt's Lake Minnetonka Beginning


Bonnie Raitt is best known for her hits "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." But back in 1971, she was a 21-year-old kid with a friendly streak, guitar chops, and her first record deal. That summer, she recorded her debut album on Lake Minnetonka with a motley crew of Minneapolis musicians, making music and commotion in a wild recording experience that she calls "not Animal House, but [...] just a blast."

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