Pieta Brown and friends merge on 'Freeway'

Pieta Brown performs in The Current studio

For her latest album, 'Freeway,' Pieta Brown knew which musicians she wanted to work with and where she wanted to record. Gathering a number of accomplished players from Wisconsin and Minnesota, Brown recorded her new album at April Base in Wisconsin. On a recent visit to The Current, Brown and her friends performed some songs from the resulting album for a session heard on United States of Americana.

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The Current's 15th Anniversary Party

The Current 15th Anniversary Party

The new year rings in not only a new decade, but also a milestone for the station. Celebrating 15 years on the air in January, The Current will recognize the occasion with a party to remember.

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Top 89 of 2019

Top 89 of 2019

What were your favorite songs of this year? Fill out your ballot by December 22 to help us make the list of the Top 89 songs of 2019!

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Watch Dua Saleh’s crowdsourced-via-Instagram-filter video for ‘pretty kitten’

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Twin Cities hip-hop artist Dua Saleh has released an innovative video for their new single “pretty kitten.” In collaboration with a design team assembled by Minneapolis agency Zeus Jones, Saleh crowdsourced vertical videos to create what they call “the first ever fan-contributed music video entirely made of Instagram face filters.” Speaking recently with Andrea Swensson…

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Friday Five: Lizzo, Poliça, Atmosphere, and more new Minnesota music videos


It’s been a big week for Minnesota music, with Lizzo tapped as Time’s Entertainer of the Year, J.S. Ondara playing to a sold-out crowd at First Ave, and The Current announcing the lineup for the 15th Anniversary Party next month. To cap off the week, here are five fresh Minnesota music videos. Lizzo: “Good As…

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Sessions®

Pieta Brown and friends merge on 'Freeway'

Pieta Brown performs in The Current studio

For her latest album, 'Freeway,' Pieta Brown knew which musicians she wanted to work with and where she wanted to record. Gathering a number of accomplished players from Wisconsin and Minnesota, Brown recorded her new album at April Base in Wisconsin. On a recent visit to The Current, Brown and her friends performed some songs from the resulting album for a session heard on United States of Americana.

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Overcoats leap into The Current studio with new music

Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell of Overcoats, portrait at The Current

The New York band anchored by duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell visited The Current for a session featured on New Hot. Elion and Mitchell spoke to host Jade about their evolution as artists and about what they're looking forward to next.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Surprise album drops

Beyonce performs at Coachella, April 2018.

Today in 2013, Beyonce's self-titled album was released with no advance notice, sending radio stations scrambling to get the songs on the air and generating lots of free publicity. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were from surprise album drops?

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