Music News: Top Halloween songs revealed

Michael Jackson and friends in a promotional image for 'Thriller.'

Billboard has run the numbers to reveal today's most popular Halloween songs. Also, a Tom Petty park is dedicated; Anthony Kiedis was ejected from a Lakers game; Loretta Lynn and Ozzy Osbourne are (separately) on the mend; and Lizzo's flute break goes viral.

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Listen to Live Current Volume 14

Live Current Vol. 14

Each Fall, The Current collects some of the best live and in-studio performances of past year into one great album -- Live Current. This year, we're proud to release the fourteenth volume in the series.

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Music News: Top Halloween songs revealed

Michael Jackson and friends in a promotional image for 'Thriller.'

Billboard has run the numbers to reveal today's most popular Halloween songs. Also, a Tom Petty park is dedicated; Anthony Kiedis was ejected from a Lakers game; Loretta Lynn and Ozzy Osbourne are (separately) on the mend; and Lizzo's flute break goes viral.

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In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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Jain performs in The Current studio

Jain visits The Current

Jain returns to The Current's studio, bearing new songs and a sentimental favorite. Tonight, she'll play a sold-out show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. But first, she stopped in to talk with Mac Wilson and perform "Makeba," "Inspecta," and "Alright."

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Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Courtney Pierre has a debut solo album, 'In The Drink,' releasing Friday, Oct. 12. Just ahead of that release, Pierre and his band stopped at The Current to play songs from the new record and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie live in concert at the Palace Theatre

Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul

Death Cab for Cutie played the second of two shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Thank You for Today,' on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Current streamed live video of Death Cab's entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Coffee Break: the music of Carole King

Carole King

Carole King is one of the most prolific songwriters of our lifetime, and tonight, "BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical" comes through town for a short run at the Orpheum Theatre. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what music from the world of Carole King do you want to hear?

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Sting and Shaggy

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Shaggy


Shaggy was born, The Beach Boys' song 'Good Vibrations' entered the singles charts; the Supremes had the No. 1 album; Bob Dylan returned to Duluth for a gig after a near-30-year absence; and Pearl Jam played their very first gig 28 years ago, Today in Music History.

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