Prince items from Susannah Melvoin and others go up for auction

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Yet another Prince auction is upon us, and this roundup includes items once belonging to Susannah Melvoin, who was long close to Prince and is sister to Wendy Melvoin of the Revolution. Other offerings include items from Prince’s former horn player Eric Leeds, assistant tour manager Gwen Leeds, and costume designer Helen Hiatt. Currently, it…

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Brandon Flowers talks about The Killers' new album, 'Wonderful Wonderful'

The Killers

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Killers release 'Wonderful Wonderful,' their first full-length album since 2012's 'Battle Born.' Jade connected with the Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers by phone to talk about the new record. 'It took a while, but we finally got to where we wanted to go,' Flowers says. Listen to the complete interview.

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Giveaway: Arcade Fire suite giveaway

Arcade Fire

The Current is giving away tickets to a suite for the Arcade Fire concert at the Xcel Energy Center on October 29. We are also offering a special $18.93 ticket for this show.

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Friday Five: Corbin, Thomas Abban, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Corbin, “Hunker Down” Directed by Braden Lee, Corbin‘s new video is grave — no pun intended — but it’s also a gorgeous accompaniment to his song “Hunker Down” from Mourn. For NPR, Andrew Flanagan writes, “With ‘Hunker Down,’ the forest is not only present, but central. Corbin is heading up north, to ‘where 61 touches the waterline,’…

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Music News: Foo Fighters sing Carpool Karaoke

Foo Fighters join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke.

Today's top music news stories include Foo Fighters singing Carpool Karaoke, Father John Misty planning a live album, and Elton John's response (or lack thereof) to President Trump's 'Rocket Man' taunts.

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Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

Event: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

On October 28th, join The Current's own Andrea Swensson as she celebrates the release of her debut book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound with musical guests Andre Cymone, Wee Willie Walker, Wanda Davis, PaviElle and Nooky Jones.

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Do You Remember? A podcast about Hüsker Dü

Podcast: Do You Remember?

This documentary podcast explores Hüsker Dü’s formative years and legacy through rare exclusive interviews with the band, as well as those who were around in the beginning and notable artists who’ve drawn inspiration from the band. We’ll also dive into recordings from Numero Group’s new remastered box set of the band’s early releases, demos and live recordings.

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The Current Sessions®

Spoon share tunes and thoughts from 'Hot Thoughts'

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In town for back-to-back sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon wandered over to The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Daniel and Fischel played stripped-down versions of songs from 'Hot Thoughts' and from 2014's 'They Want My Soul,' and Daniel talked about what has made Spoon such an enduring band.

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J. Roddy Walston & the Business play songs from their forthcoming album

J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio

It's been four years since J. Roddy Walston and the Business released their last album, but on Sept. 29, they'll release their fourth studio album, 'Destroyers Of The Soft Life.' In town to play a show at First Avenue, J. Roddy Walston and the Business stopped at The Current to play songs from the forthcoming record, in a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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The War on Drugs share old and new songs at the Turf Club

The War on Drugs MicroShow

On Aug. 12, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with The War on Drugs, who performed at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Attendees of the concert were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event. The War on Drugs performed a set that included songs from their back catalogue as well as tunes from their new album, 'A Deeper Understanding.'

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: No cars go

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Today is World Car Free Day, where people are encouraged to give up driving their car for a day and instead find a more environmentally-friendly, sustainable way of getting around. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature alternative forms of transportation?

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Joan Jett

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Joan Jett

Joan Jett was born, Elvis shipped out to his army post; the Springfields landed in the U.S. top 20; the Band released their self-titled album; Dylan's 'Hard Rain' went Gold; and the first Farm Aid concert was held, Today in Music History.

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