Flavor Flav chats with Sean McPherson on The Current

Sean McPherson and Flavor Flav

Musician and rapper Flavor Flav of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy gave Radio Free Current host Sean McPherson and his listeners a wonderful surprise on Saturday, April 30: Flavor Flav arrived in the studio for a live conversation in which he talked about his music and about his memories of Prince. 'Being onstage with Prince is so electrifying,' Flav says. Listen to Sean McPherson and Flavor Flav's complete conversation.

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A conversation with Chuck D

Chuck D and Sean McPherson

Chuck D -- a cofounder and core member of one of the most influential and long-lasting groups in music history, Public Enemy -- was recently in the Twin Cities to speak at Augsburg College as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Convocation. Beforehand, Chuck D sat down with The Current's Sean McPherson for a conversation about music, race and community.

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Polica bring 'When We Stay Alive' to The Current studio

Before going on a tour which will start in England on Feb. 7, Poliça — comprising frontwoman Channy Leaneagh; Chris Bierden on bass and vocals; Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu on drums; and producer Ryan Olson — stopped by The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow

Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

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Coffee Break: New Americana with Bill DeVille

Bill DeVille at United States of Americana's 8th birthday party

We have DJ Bill DeVille with us today as we are on day 1 of the member drive. Since this drive is "music discovery" themed, and since Bill is our resident Americana expert, we asked him to give us a list of new Americana that he's excited about. What Americana artists should we add to his list for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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