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: 11/28/79-11/29/79

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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Rufus Wainwright - Virtual Session

Virtual Session: Rufus Wainwright

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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Prince, 'Sign O' The Times'

Coffee Break: 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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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


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: Parents and kids

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Yesterday, you helped us put together a Coffee Break centered around fathers and sons in honor of Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer Tweedy who both released books this month. Today -- we want to expand on the topic a bit to include mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons.

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