Prince performs in Paris, 1987.

Infographic: How Prince's 'Sign O' the Times' evolved


The 'Sign O' The Times' remastered Super Deluxe Edition is dropping today. Everything on the eight-CD collection was primarily recorded from the end of 1985 to the beginning of 1987, a time for Prince that was incredibly prolific, experimental, and transformative. Over the course of this year and a half, Prince put together and scrapped three unreleased albums. All three of these albums were essential in getting to 'Sign O' The Times,' released on March 30, 1987.

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Led Zeppelin

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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First Avenue adds George Floyd star


A red star for the late George Floyd now adorns the outside of First Avenue, a permanent addition after mourners added a star there this past summer. The new star comes as part of a partial repainting across the venue’s face; a giant gold star marking the club’s 50th anniversary has also been added, and…

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#METOOMPLS Album Release September 24, 2020

CoffeeBreak: #MeTooMPLS


Tonight at 7 pm is the #MeTooMPLS album release on #MeTooMPLS.com. It is a virtual, streaming live performance from Minnesota-based artists aiming to create songs to raise Minnesota women's voices, support sexual assault survivors, and raise funds for Planned Parenthood. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, sit back and listen to some of these amazing artists fighting the good fight.

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Mumford & Sons

Today in Music History: Mumford & Sons released 'Babel'


James Hendrix arrived in England and legally changed his name to Jimi; the Association had a No. 1 hit to cherish; Bobby McFerrin scored the first a cappella No. 1 single; Nirvana released 'Nevermind'; Mumford and Sons released 'Babel'; and Merseybeat bandleader Gerry Marsden was born in Liverpool, Today in Music History.

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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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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: Parents and kids

Frank Sinatra photo

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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