Trivia Week, Day One: Musical Houses

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Trivia Week, Day One, features questions about musical houses. As esteemed music writers Chris Riemenschneider and Jessica Hopper face off on the air, you can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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Album of the Week: Wolf Alice, 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice, 'Blue Weekend'

British alt-rockers Wolf Alice have released their third studio record, 'Blue Weekend'. Ellie and Joff recently caught up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

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Rachel Lime on her wide-ranging music: ‘This is what makes me alive.’


In a biweekly series of features, we’re inviting Minnesota artists to introduce themselves to our audience. Today: Rachel Lime, an experienced musician who’s emerging as a singer-songwriter. Catch her on Sounds Like Home X, June 24. My name is Rachel, and I’m a songwriter, producer, and performer. I have made music ever since I can…

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Interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage

Interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage

Ahead of their seventh studio album out June 11, 'No Gods No Masters,' Jill Riley caught up with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson about not holding back on the new record, starting a podcast, and the band's upcoming tour with Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair.

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Watch Rock The Cradle Play Along: Episode 5

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SaulPaul shares two songs — and there will be dancing! MacPhail Center for Music introduces us to the cello. We get into breakdancing footwork with House of Dance. Koo Koo Kanga Roo get silly and crafty with glitter. And Nur-D wants you to meet his dog B-I-N-G-O.

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Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

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Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice - Virtual Session

British alt-rockers Wolf Alice join The Current for a virtual session, and play songs from their new record, Blue Weekend. Ellie and Joff catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

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Coffee Break: Songs that offer advice

Kenny Rogers

Since we're getting into grad party season, let's send our seniors off to the big wide world with some musical advice. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that offer a bit of advice?

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Trivia Week, Day One: Musical Houses


Trivia Week, Day One, features questions about musical houses. As esteemed music writers Chris Riemenschneider and Jessica Hopper face off on the air, you can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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