Michael Franti

Theft of the Dial: Michael Franti


I can think of no better musician to inaugurate our new feature, Theft of the Dial, than Michael Franti. A gentleman, a wellspring of generosity and positive energy, and also a very funny guy. Oh: and someone with great taste in music too, natch.

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Morrissey - Years of Refusal

Album Review: Morrissey - Years of Refusal


While it's doubtful that this far into his career Morrissey is going to win over oogles of new converts, if you've been there in the past, you're probably gonna like "Years of Refusal" -- one of Morrissey's best solo outings to date.

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Dark Was The Night

Album Review: A Red Hot Compilation - Dark Was The Night


Some recent all stars of the independent music scene have come together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was The Night", a double-disc album of covers and rare collaborations whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research.

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The members of School of Seven Bells

School Of Seven Bells perform in The Current studio


While Benjamin Curtis' band Secret Machines and twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza's band On-Air Library! were touring together in 2004, they decided to connect on a music project. By the end of 2006, Curtis and the Deheza sisters had completely disappeared into the band School of Seven Bells.

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Singer / Songwriter Lykke Li

Lykke Li performs in The Current studios


From Stockholm, Lykke Li is the latest rising star in Swedish pop music. After appearing on Swedish MTV and winning a Swedish Grammy, Lykke Li landed a deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut full-length album, "Youth Novels," was produced with help from Bjorn Yttling, of Peter, Bjorn and John.

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Ford Ranger trucks at St. Paul plant

Ford workers idled for two more weeks


Ford Ranger workers in St. Paul have been told the plant will be temporarily idled for two weeks this winter, with the first furlough scheduled to begin at the end of today, due to slumping sales of the Ford Ranger.

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P.O.S.

P.O.S. performs in the Current Studio


P.O.S., the versatile, genre shattering, locally-based musician, otherwise known as Stef Alexander, is once again taking the hip-hop world by storm with his latest release, "Never Better."

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Anya Marina

Anya Marina performs in The Current studios


Anya Marina has been on the radio for years. Except she was the one playing the music rather than creating it. The former San Diego DJ is on the other side of the microphone now with her delicate song-writing.

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The Current Sessions®

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty joins Morning Show host Jill Riley from his home in Memphis to talk about his new project Ghost Of Vroom, his latest book I Die Each Time I Hear The Sound. Plus, hear performances of a few recent tracks and a familiar favorite.

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Bartees Strange: Virtual Session

Bartees Strange - Virtual Session

Bartees Strange joins Jade for a virtual session to play songs from his latest record, Live Forever, out now on Memory Music. They'll also be talking about leaving places that prevent you from feeling free, covering The National and SAMIA, and what he's working on in his studio for his family this Christmas.

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Nilufer Yanya: Virtual Session

Nilufer Yanya - Virtual Session

Nilufer Yanya joins Sean McPherson to play songs from her new EP, Feeling Lucky? which was released earlier this month. They'll be discussing the freedoms of releasing EPs over albums, why she loves writing angry songs, and recalibrating to a year without live shows.

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Jade Bird: Virtual Session

Jade Bird Virtual Session

Jade Bird joins Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show to talk about moving to Austin, working with legendary Nashville producer Dave Cobb on her upcoming release, and what she's been up to this year.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty joins Morning Show host Jill Riley from his home in Memphis to talk about his new project Ghost Of Vroom, his latest book I Die Each Time I Hear The Sound. Plus, hear performances of a few recent tracks and a familiar favorite.

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Coffee Break: Indoguration


It's been a few years since pets have been seen running around the White House, but that's about to change. So for today's Coffee Break, what dog songs do you want to hear?

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