Touré on his new podcast: 'Who Was Prince?'

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Who was Prince? That question lands differently with respect to the Minnesota music genius than with most public figures, since Prince had such a complex inner life - combined with an iconic public persona. In a new podcast, host and writer Toure explores Prince's work and identity.

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Gary Louris embraces isolation, plays songs from 'Jump For Joy' in Virtual Session

Gary Louris - Virtual Session

Founding member of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog, Gary Louris joins us for a virtual session to play songs from his second solo record, 'Jump For Joy' which came out this month. Gary chats with Mary Lucia about navigating quarantine as an artist, how he approaches his writing and recording in his solo work, and what's in store for his projects next.

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Jakob Dylan on the Wallflowers' new album 'Exit Wounds'

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Jakob Dylan has announced his first Wallflowers album in nine years: 'Exit Wounds' is out July 9 on New West Records. He joined Jill Riley to talk about the making of the new album, and about a Minnesota connection you probably *didn't* know about.

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Album of the Week: Sleater-Kinney, 'Path Of Wellness'

Sleater-Kinney, 'Path Of Wellness'

Sleater-Kinney are back as a self-producing duo and channeling the sounds of King Crimson, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and more. They left the sonic palette wide open, bringing in textures rarely heard on previous Sleater-Kinney releases, and the results are sure to leave you with surprise and delight.

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Behind the Scenes: King Pari’s kooky cartoon world


If King Pari aren’t on your summer playlist, it’s time you add a couple of their tracks. The collaborative project of Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones) and Joe Paris Christensen (PHO) is the sonic embodiment of drinking a cold beverage while floating around on a neon pool noodle. It’s a funky project that embraces fun and…

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Trivia Week, Day Five: Great Moments in Live Music

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Trivia Week, Day Five, features questions about great moments in live-music performance. Going head to head on this topic are the Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie! You can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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Gary Louris embraces isolation, plays songs from 'Jump For Joy' in Virtual Session

Gary Louris - Virtual Session

Founding member of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog, Gary Louris joins us for a virtual session to play songs from his second solo record, 'Jump For Joy' which came out this month. Gary chats with Mary Lucia about navigating quarantine as an artist, how he approaches his writing and recording in his solo work, and what's in store for his projects next.

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Bachelor talk collaboration, play songs from 'Doomin' Sun'

Bachelor - Virtual Session

Bachelor, the duo including Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte, join The Current for a virtual session to play tracks from their debut release, Doomin' Sun. The duo catch up with The Current about recording the record in Topanga, CA, the emotional meshing that takes place in a new collaboration, and writing to cope with fears of mortality.

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Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

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Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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Jakob Dylan on the Wallflowers' new album 'Exit Wounds'

Portrait of man against white wooden wall.

Jakob Dylan has announced his first Wallflowers album in nine years: 'Exit Wounds' is out July 9 on New West Records. He joined Jill Riley to talk about the making of the new album, and about a Minnesota connection you probably *didn't* know about.

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Coffee Break: Britpop


Today the godfather of Britpop, Ray Davies turns 77 years young. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Britpop and Britpop-influenced music do you want to hear?

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