Review and photos: Sylvan Esso spark a Surly dance party in Minneapolis

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The afternoon sunshine seemed promising, but the rain returned just as gates opened. Still, floods of people made their way happily to Surly Brewing Festival Field for yesterday’s sold-out Sylvan Esso show. Milwaukee band Collections of Colonies of Bees were the openers, and the last sprinkles finished just as their set did. Sylvan Esso’s set…

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Solid State to debut Twin Cities’ only ‘vinyl bus’

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For fans of Third Man Records’ Rolling Record Machine, the wait is over. The Twin Cities will finally have their own mobile retail option for all those times you’re at an event and get that itch to buy vinyl from inside a bus. Solid State Vinyl is collaborating with the Minneapolis Craft Market for Open…

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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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Bad Bad Hats

The Chart Show: Voters Write It On Their Heart and Ballot


Voters wrote it on their hearts and ballots this week for Minnesota's Bad Bad Hats who debuted on the chart this week along with Big Red Machine's "Hymnostic". Father John Misty also saw a reentry with "Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest of Them All".

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Extreme sports soundtrack

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The X Games are taking place this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium, bringing extreme sports and music to downtown Minneapolis. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are the soundtrack to the extreme sports lifestyle?

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Buzzcocks

Today in Music History: Buzzcocks make their live debut


Buzzcocks made their live debut; The very first Billboard chart was published; Jan and Dean had a hit with help from Brian Wilson; Iron Butterfly released an album that featured a 17-minute track; and Chris Cornell was born, Today in Music History.

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