Top 89 of 2018

Top 89 of 2018

The Top 89 of 2018 is your opportunity to help program our year-end broadcast countdown. When you submit your ballot you'll be entered to win a prize pack from Down in the Valley.

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Friday Five: Roma di Luna, LUXYZ, and more new Minnesota music videos

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The last Hanukkah candles have burned down, kinaras have yet to be lit, and Christmas is just a week and a half away. In this installment of Friday Five, Roma di Luna and Katy Vernon share bittersweet Christmas music videos, Tiny Deaths “dance the album,” and Minnesota hip-hop represents hard. Roma di Luna – “Lonely…

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Music News: Inside this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Stevie Nicks performs at the Xcel Energy Center.

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced: the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. The Current's program director Jim McGuinn, a Rock Hall voter, joins Jay and Jade to talk about this year's honorees...and who didn't make the cut.

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Music News: Inside this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Stevie Nicks performs at the Xcel Energy Center.

This year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced: the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. The Current's program director Jim McGuinn, a Rock Hall voter, joins Jay and Jade to talk about this year's honorees...and who didn't make the cut.

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John Grant performs in The Current studio


Michigan-born, Reykjavik-based musician John Grant is a fascinating individual even before he starts performing songs. Ahead of a show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, Grant stopped at The Current studio to play songs and to engage in lively and thoughtful conversation with host Mac Wilson.

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Haley performs instrumentals from 'Pleasureland' in The Current studio

HALEY performs in The Current studio

Although Haley has composed instrumental music before, her 2018 release 'Pleasureland' is her first all-instrumental full-length. 'This was so much more satisfying when I wasn't trying to say something with words,' Haley says. 'It was how I felt and what I connected to.' Haley, along with Jeremy Ylvisaker, visited The Current studio to play music from 'Pleasureland.'

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JD McPherson and band pull up their 'Socks' in The Current studio

JD McPherson performs in The Current studio

Even though JD McPherson told himself he'd never do a Christmas album, a little holiday spirit changed his mind. McPherson and his band recently released 'Socks,' an album of 11 holiday originals. 'It still just hits me as the most ridiculous album title of all time!' McPherson laughs as he and his band stopped into The Current studio for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley.

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William Prince performs in The Current studio

William Prince performs in The Current studio

Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter William Prince wants to write songs that stand the test of time. 'I'm in the business of writing hopefully good songs, [and] getting better,' he says. 'I think my best ones are to come yet.' William Prince recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Coffee Break: Rock Hall snubs

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees and this year, like every year, part of the conversation is which artists and groups were snubbed. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, which artists and groups do you want to hear that you think should have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

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