Kehlani at First Avenue: “Long live Lexii”

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When I walked up to First Avenue last night, I did the usual: dig in my wallet and present my ID. But the doorperson shook their head and just pointed toward my bag, rummaging around and waving me through. As I walked into the building, it hit me: All ages. Duh. Lexii Alijai, an incredibly…

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Watch Gary Clark Jr. performing a live set in the Forum at MPR in 2013

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Austin, Texas, guitar player Gary Clark Jr. paid a visit to the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio to play an intimate show for a live audience before his sold-out show that night at First Avenue. Between songs, he spoke to Jill Riley about his trajectory thus far and about his approach to music-making.

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame

The Chart Show

When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Sessions®

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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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: New Hot with David Safar

David Safar

We have The Current's Managing Director David Safar with us today as we are on day 2 of the member drive. Since this drive is "music discovery" themed, and since David is our resident "New Hot" expert, we asked him to give us a list of new music that he's excited about. What new music should we add to David's list for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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