Album Review: The Strokes - Angles


The Strokes' fourth album, "Angles," comes on the heels of a five-year band hiatus that saw numerous solo projects and sparked doubt over whether the band would ever record together again.

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Smith Westerns live from SXSW


In their second year at SXSW, Smith Westerns return to play a set of jangly pop peppered with new songs from their album "Dye it Blonde." They played March 16 at Stubb's in Austin Texas.

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Rogue Valley perform in The Current studio


Local quartet Rogue Valley is collaboration of Chris Koza and fellow Twin Cities musicals Peter Sieve, Luke Anderson, Joey Kantor, and Linnea Mohn. Named after a rift near Portland, Oregon where Koza grew up, their orchestral-folk sound has made them a favorite throughout the cities music scene.

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Flogging Molly performs in The Current studio


The Los Angeles-based post-grunge Flogging Molly would best be described as a mix of traditional Irish music and spunky punk rock. Dave King formed the band and they got their start playing at the L.A. bar Molly Malones.

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Policy and a Pint: The Constitution


The Constitution: it's the framework for our government, and it formally established our founding laws and beliefs. But is the constitution "sacred document" or "malleable work-in-progress"? We'll dispel some of the myths, and try to turn down the rhetoric about our much misunderstood document.

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Thomas Kivi performs in The Current studio


Local singer-songwriter Thomas Kivi has been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Conor Oberst. Honest and unassuming, Kivi's lush harmonies are a largely acoustic blend of folk, bluegrass, and traditional Americana.

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Theft of the Dial: Girl Talk


Gregg Gillis is one of the nicest tissue engineers you could ever meet. He also knows how to make 30 songs blend together in a way that not only takes the originals to a whole new place, but also makes you want to dance all night long.

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The Current Sessions®

Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates the defeat of French forces in the city of Puebla in Mexico in 1862. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or bands with Mexican-American roots? Send us your requests.

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Wellness Wednesday: Staying safer during summer travel


When it comes to travel, summer 2021 happily looks a lot safer than summer 2020. Still, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and it's important to keep safety in mind as you make your vacation plans. Infectious disease expert Jill Foster shares some considerations.

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