The Replacements announce ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ box set with remix, rarities

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What’s the Replacements’ best-selling album? Not their critically-acclaimed Let It Be, not their major-label debut Tim, not Pleased to Meet Me with “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Alex Chilton.” Nope, it’s 1989’s Don’t Tell a Soul, the band’s first LP with Slim Dunlap taking over for Bob Stinson, the album with “Achin’ to Be” and “I’ll Be You.” The…

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Friday Five: Cory Wong, Asia Divine, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Cory Wong – “Cosmic Sans (feat. Tom Misch)” Guitarist/producer Tom Misch joins Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong on “Cosmic Sans,” a track from Wong’s upcoming album Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul. “We hung out just as a couple of guitar players who wanted to jam,” Wong writes in a press release. “I had a couple chord…

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Water Month Concerts 2019

Celebrate Water Month with concerts near the water this July.

Celebrate Water Month with concerts near the water this July! Classical MPR and The Current have teamed up with the Water Main to create a calendar of over 150 outdoor concerts this summer in Minnesota. From jazz to rock to classical, let us be your guide to finding great live music this summer.

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Night Moves perform in The Current studio

Night Moves perform in The Current studio

'Can You Really Find Me' is Night Moves' third album on the Domino Recording Company label. 'We've kind of figured out the rhythm of working on a label and with a team of people,' says Night Moves frontman John Pelant. Night Moves visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Andrea Swensson ahead of their show Saturday night in the First Avenue Mainroom.

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Andrew Bird cast in ‘Fargo’ season four, alongside Chris Rock

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Earlier today, FX announced the new cast members who will join Chris Rock in the fourth season of the TV show Fargo. The list includes actors like Jason Schwartzman and Ben Winshaw — and musician Andrew Bird. Production begins this fall, and the season will air on FX in 2020. Bird will join the murder-filled…

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The Current Sessions®

Night Moves perform in The Current studio

Night Moves perform in The Current studio

'Can You Really Find Me' is Night Moves' third album on the Domino Recording Company label. 'We've kind of figured out the rhythm of working on a label and with a team of people,' says Night Moves frontman John Pelant. Night Moves visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Andrea Swensson ahead of their show Saturday night in the First Avenue Mainroom.

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The Current Rewind

Playlist: Aar Maanta Youtube hits


YouTube has become an indispensable tool for Somali artists to share their music and create an online community. To give you a sense of the music and stories that exist on London-based Somali musician Aar Maanta's channel, we put together a list of some of the singer-songwriter's videos.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: Aan WadaMidnimayno Minnesota


Ask most casual Minnesota music fans about the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, and they'll probably tell you about the folk and blues hippie scene of the '60s and '70s. These days, the West Bank is home to a thriving Somali population, and several Somali-Minnesotans are famous throughout the diaspora for their own music and poetry. In this episode, we learn about music and community from our Somali neighbors.

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Photos: A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood


With venues like the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer's Bar, and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis' West Bank has become a hub for Somali music and culture. Cedar-Riverside resident and KFAI radio host Abdirizak Bihi takes us for a tour of his neighborhood, which he calls "Little Mogadishu."

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Artists that have curated festivals

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Today in 1991, the very first Lollapalooza debuted. Originally dreamed up by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour, the touring festival ran annually until 1997, and was revived in 2003. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what artists and bands do you want to hear that have curated their own festivals?

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