Mipso perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Mipso perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Mipso's new album, 'Edges Run,' was recorded in Eugene, Ore., far from the band's home in North Carolina. The location, as well as working with producer Todd Sickafoose, lent a different vibe to the new album. Mipso stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to talk about the making of 'Edges Run' and to play some songs from the record.

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En Vogue, Har Mar Superstar lead lineup of free shows at the Minnesota State Fair

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The Minnesota State Fair sometimes likes to call itself the state’s biggest music festival — which is hard to argue, given the mix of big-name Grandstand headliners and seemingly infinite variety of live performances at free (with Fair admission) stages across the grounds. The Fair has just announced this year’s free music lineup, and indeed,…

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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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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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Giveaways

#MicroShow: The Record Company on May 29

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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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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Rock & Roll Lifestyle

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Listener Patrick wrote in with a great suggestion for today's theme. He said, "I realized there are a wealth of great songs that lampoon rock and roll life, whether spoofing the industry or the fan side. I think the listener community would come up with a fun and funny list." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference that Rock & Roll lifestyle?

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Today in Music History: 'Sticky Fingers' hit No. 1


Jerry Lee Lewis started an ill-fated U.K. tour; Paul McCartney had a 'silly' song go to No. 1; the Boss set a record for number of consecutive concerts at a single arena; and the Rolling Stones had an album that stuck at No. 1 for four weeks, Today in Music History.

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