Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Los Angeles five-piece Local Natives' latest album, 'Violet Street,' was recorded with the band members playing together in the same room. 'We wanted the core of this album to be the five of us playing off each other,' says guitarist Taylor Rice. 'That was really integral to the album.' You can hear that collaborative sound in Local Natives' in-studio session here at The Current.

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Listen to Looch: words I dislike


This week, Mary Lucia shares some words from a list she's compiled of words she dislikes. 'It's not so much what the word means,' Mary explains, 'although, in some instances, it is - I just don't like the sound of the word.' Hear Mary's list and feel free to share some of your own words that make your skin crawl.

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Rock the Garden tickets on sale!

Rock the Garden Tickets Now on sale

Tickets to this year's Rock the Garden featuring The National, Courtney Barnett, X, Heart Bones, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Adia Victoria and The Beths are now on sale to everyone!

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Lizzo performs rare acoustic set in The Current studio

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Before playing a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre, Lizzo stopped by The Current studio to talk about her new album, how she's grown as an artist, and what it's been like to take a more positive spin on her music. Lizzo also performs two songs from the album -- accompanied only by acoustic guitar -- showcasing her stunning vocals.

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Music on TV this week: Mavis Staples; The National; Hozier; Anderson .Paak

Mavis Staples performs with Ben Harper on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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Introducing The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind

You know great music when you hear it. But do you know where it came from? Find out via a new music history podcast by The Current. Plus: a Soundset ticket giveaway.

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Your Twin Cities guide to summer block parties and festivals 2019

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With a rain-drenched but spirited Art-a-Whirl already receding in the rear view, it’s time to start planning for the vast array of block parties and festivals already announced for summer 2019. Kicking off with the Memory Lanes Block Party over Memorial Day weekend, here is a list of events around the Twin Cities area. At…

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The Current: Music News

Music News: Eurovision lands in Tel Aviv, amid protests

Protesters calling for the boycott of Eurovision.

The annual Eurovision music contest is taking place in Tel Aviv, amid protests. Also in the news this week: Vampire Weekend hit number one, Soundgarden announce immersive film events, and punk pioneer Susan Beschta dies at 67. Plus, an interview with the Rock Bottom Remainders and a new book chronicles the history of Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" cover. Also, new releases from The National; Alex Lahey; Tyler, the Creator; and Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, Mick's got his moves-like-Jagger back.

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The Current Sessions®

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Los Angeles five-piece Local Natives' latest album, 'Violet Street,' was recorded with the band members playing together in the same room. 'We wanted the core of this album to be the five of us playing off each other,' says guitarist Taylor Rice. 'That was really integral to the album.' You can hear that collaborative sound in Local Natives' in-studio session here at The Current.

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The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Big

Images of Notorious B.I.G. during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival

The Notorious B.I.G. was born today in 1972. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands do you want to hear with "big" or a "big"-related word in them?

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