Lake Street Dive perform in The Current studio

Lake Street Dive in The Current studio

To be clear, Lake Street Dive didn't 'self produce' their latest album, 'Free Yourself Up.' 'We produced each other,' says drummer Mike Calabrese. 'And there really is no better producer for us as individuals than the other members of the band.' Lake Street Dive recently visited The Current to play songs from the new record, including the hit single, 'Good Kisser.'

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893 Essential Songs

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Thank you for listening to the 893 Essential Songs countdown with us, and more importantly, for your ongoing support of The Current.

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Live music during Art-A-Whirl 2018: Where the bands are and when


From May 18-20, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is hosting its 23rd annual Art-A-Whirl. The event, which is now the largest open studio tour in the country, showcases the work of local visual artists. More than 50 locations in Northeast Minneapolis are hosting events during Art-A-Whirl weekend, highlighting the work of over 650 artists…

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Rock the Garden 2018

Rock the Garden tickets on sale!


Get tickets to see Feist, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S, Chastity Brown, Shame, Low Cut Connie, Nikki Lane and headliner Father John Misty on June 16, 2018.

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What music stars will be at the Royal Wedding?


The royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle is set to take place tomorrow, May 19. The wedding promises to include many big names, from political figures to athletes and musicians. The couple only invited 600 people to the function, and several well-known musicians are among them. Hoping to watch the wedding? MPR News…

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Photos: ‘People’s Museum for Prince’ brings purple pride to Art-A-Whirl


This weekend is Art-A-Whirl: the annual art crawl and de facto music festival that brings thousands to Northeast Minneapolis. At the Solar Arts Building, The People’s Museum for Prince is an art exhibit “designed to commemorate the ways Prince shaped and transformed personal lives.” Curator Emma Balázs is an Australia native and lifelong Prince fan who moved…

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Giveaways

#MicroShow: The Record Company on May 29

The Record Company

The Record Company, a power-trio of raw roots rock musicians, are making a special stop in Minnesota and The Current and New Belgium Brewing Company have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see them play a small venue... and the only way in is to win.

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The Current Sessions®

Lake Street Dive perform in The Current studio

Lake Street Dive in The Current studio

To be clear, Lake Street Dive didn't 'self produce' their latest album, 'Free Yourself Up.' 'We produced each other,' says drummer Mike Calabrese. 'And there really is no better producer for us as individuals than the other members of the band.' Lake Street Dive recently visited The Current to play songs from the new record, including the hit single, 'Good Kisser.'

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John Maus performs in The Current's studio

John Maus performs in The Current's studio

He grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and he's been back for about seven years. Recently, synthesizer icon John Maus stopped by The Current to perform "Episode," "Touchdown," "Pure Rockets," and "Quantum Leap."

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Naked Giants perform in The Current studio

Jade in the studio with Naked Giants

Seattle's Naked Giants are new enough to the music scene, they're still working out their reason for being. Drummer Henry LaVallee distills it to one accessible idea: "It's all about eliciting emotion," he says. Listen to Naked Giants perform a set of rocking tunes from their debut album 'SLUFF,' in an in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Art-A-Whirl bands

Art-A-Whirl

Tomorrow is Minnesota Music Day and this weekend is Art-A-Whirl - one of the biggest collections of local music and art in various locations around Northeast Minneapolis. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that will be playing at Art-A-Whirl 2018?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Ian Curtis


Ian Curtis died; Ray Stevens enjoyed a short 'streak' on the charts with a novelty song; Gary Busey played Buddy Holly in a popular film; the Ting Tings topped the British charts with 'That's Not My Name'; and Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh was born in Akron, Ohio, Today in Music History.

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