Songhoy Blues - Virtual Session

Virtual Session: Songhoy Blues


Connecting with us from Bamako, Songhoy Blues' Oumar Toure caught up with Jill Riley and performed a few songs from their upcoming record, Optimisme, out October 23.

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The Current Rewind: Nov. 28-29, 1979

The Current Rewind: Nov. 28-29, 1979


Disco was the ticket at Uncle Sam's in the late '70s. But the club's destiny changed course in November 1979, when the Ramones and Pat Benatar rocked the Mainroom on back-to-back nights. In this episode of 'The Current Rewind', former GM Steve McClellan and his fellow First Ave vets explain how First Avenue became a rock 'n' roll sanctuary.

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Dehd: Virtual Session


Dehd are a three-piece band out of Chicago comprising bassist and frontwoman Emily Kempf, guitarist Jason Balla and drummer Eric McGrady. In July, the band released 'Flowers of Devotion,' their third full-length release. Frontwoman Emily Kempf joins The Current's David Safar to talk about the album and to introduce three performances by the full band.

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Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool

Today in Music History: Remembering Miles Davis


Moon Unit Zappa was born; The Beatles topped the charts with 'Hey Jude'; Bad Company hit No. 1 with their debut album; Andy Kim sang 'Rock Me Gently'; Tina Turner had a highway named for her; and Miles Davis passed away, Today in Music History.

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Bob Mould, 'Blue Hearts'

Album of the Week: Bob Mould, 'Blue Hearts'


Just in time for fall in Minnesota, Bob Mould releases his 14th studio album, Blue Hearts. Recorded in the heart of the Midwest, Mould went to Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago to record 14 raw tracks that embody the essence of his sound and writing.

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Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session

Ondara

Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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Early Eyes: Virtual Session

Early Eyes - Virtual Session

Get a peek into the world of singer/songwriter Jake Berglove of Early Eyes as he joins The Current's Jade for a virtual session. The two chat about Berglove's aspirations for the future of Early Eyes, where he'd like to perform post-pandemic and the excitement of signing to a label.

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Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Connecting from Nashville, Delta Spirit join Jade for a virtual session where they'll be playing songs from their latest record, What Is There, and talk about staying connected as a band when you're geographically separated.

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Coffee Break: Unity Day

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Today, October 21, is Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exude unity, kindness, inclusion and love?

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Beth Thielen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnesota assistant prof.

Wellness Wednesday: Physician-scientist Beth Thielen on Halloween safety


It's spooky season, and Halloween is just around the corner. As scary as so much of 2020 has been, the fun and theatrics of the costumed, sugar-laden holiday may come as a relief. However, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and that means Halloween will need to look a little different this year, with some traditions being riskier than others.

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