The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot


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!

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Dylan Cartlidge performs at The Current Day Party during SXSW 2019

Music News: SXSW 2021 goes virtual, but holds out hope for IRL option


The festival has now announced that its spring 2021 event will be at least partially virtual. At the same time, SXSW hasn't entirely given up hope that a live-in-person option could be part of the mix. 'SXSW is working with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a physical event in 2021.'

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Ron Gallo - Virtual Session

Virtual Session: Ron Gallo


Ron Gallo joins Jade for a virtual session to play a few songs from his 2021 record Peacemeal, and to talk about the new levels of honesty they've found from people during quarantine.

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The Current Rewind: April 3, 1970


The Current Rewind's First Avenue season kicks off with the story of opening night. Grab a carnation and travel back to the dawn of the '70s, when Joe Cocker and his "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" packed the former bus depot that would later become First Avenue.

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Sylvan Esso, 'Free Love'

Album of the Week: Sylvan Esso, 'Free Love'


On Sylvan Esso's third studio record, the musical conversation between Nick Sandborn and Amelia Meath reflects, waits, and listens. Ideas about authenticity, celebrity, and self shift and filter over the course of their new album, Free Love.

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The Current Sessions®

Virtual Session: Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright - Virtual Session

From his home in the storied musical neighborhood of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, Rufus Wainwright joins Jill Riley of The Current to chat and play a few songs from his latest record, Unfollow The Rules.

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Virtual Session: Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo - Virtual Session

Ron Gallo joins Jade for a virtual session to play a few songs from his 2021 record Peacemeal, and to talk about the new levels of honesty they've found from people during quarantine.

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Virtual Session: Beabadoobee

Beabadoobee - Virtual Session

Beatrice Laus, known as Beabadoobee joined us from London to talk to Mary Lucia about her influences, what led her to writing music, and her thoughts on Charlie Brown. She'll also be performing songs from her upcoming record, Fake It Flowers.

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Coffee Break: Sign O' The Times

Prince, 'Sign O' The Times'

"I feel that we're on the brink of something. It is going to be strict and wild and pretty." -- Prince, 1986. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what do you want to hear from the deluxe edition of Prince's 1987 double album Sign O' The Times?

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Today in Music History: Remembering John Bonham


Dave Grohl joined Nirvana; Sam Cooke hit No. 2 on two charts; the Beatles appeared as cartoons on ABC TV; 'The Partridge Family' made its debut; Queen appeared on SNL; Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham passed away; and Will Smith was born, Today in Music History.

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