Meet the minds behind the Mid West Music Fest

Parker Forsell and Pete Engen of Ocooch Mountain Music

This Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, Winona, Minn., will be filled with bands and gigs for the ninth Mid West Music Fest. 'Winona has a really lively arts scene for how small the town is,' says Festival Director Parker Forsell. Read more about what Forsell and his colleague, Pete Engen, do for music in the Driftless Region.

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The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Can you identify Prince songs in the first second? Questlove can.


So you’re a Prince superfan. Could you name any Prince song if you only hear the song’s first second? How about the first half-second? How about the first quarter-second? Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon couldn’t stump his bandleader, Prince obsessive Questlove, in a special “Prince Edition” of a One-Second Song Quiz that Fallon says was inspired…

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Rock the Garden 2018

Rock the Garden tickets on sale!


Get tickets to see Feist, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S, Chastity Brown, Shame, Low Cut Connie, Nikki Lane and headliner Father John Misty on June 16, 2018.

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Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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The Current Sessions®

Lord Huron perform in The Current studio

Lord Huron perform in The Current studio

When Lord Huron stopped at The Current, their latest album, 'Vide Noir', was but three days old. 'For once we timed it right where the record came out when we started touring,' laughs Lord Huron frontman Ben Schneider. 'It feels good, it feels like the stars are aligned.' Listen to Lord Huron's in-studio session, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Khruangbin perform in The Current studio

Khruangbin perform in The Current studio

It's easy to think Houston-based trio Khruangbin might be from Thailand. 'The first album was inspired by Thai music and our band name is Thai,' says bassist Laura Lee, 'but we pull from music from all over the world.' In town for a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Khruangbin stopped at The Current for a session hosted by David Safar.

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Bedouine performs in The Current studio

Bedouine performs in The Current studio

'This was really a passion project, this record,' Bedouine says. 'I didn't really think it would see the light of day. Everything else was really unexpected.' Now with a critically acclaimed debut album and a spot opening for Waxahatchee and Hurray For The Riff Raff, Bedouine stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Calexico perform in The Current studio

Calexico perform in The Current studio

Writing favorably about Calexico's new album, 'The Thread That Keeps Us,' many critics have described the album as freewheeling, gritty or aggressive. 'We were just having fun, just messing around,' explains Calexico frontman Joey Burns. 'You go in [to the studio] and you want to try something new.' Hear some of those new songs and more about Calexico in an in-studio session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Rockabilly

The Cramps

Today in 1938, rockabilly legend Duane Eddy was born, making him 80 today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what rockabilly and rockabilly-influenced artists do you want to hear?

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