Coffee Break: Rock & Roll


This morning for Today in Music History, we highlighted Chuck Berry who was born today in 1926 and died this past March at the age of 90. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "rock & roll" in the lyrics?

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Listen to Live Current Volume 13

Live Current Volume 13

Each Fall, The Current collects some of the best live and in-studio performances of past year into one great album -- Live Current. This year, we release the thirteenth volume in the series.

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Jason Isbell performs

Jill Riley talks about seeing Jason Isbell perform in Nashville


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit recently played six sold-out nights at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and Jill Riley was there for the sixth of those shows. 'I'm so glad I got to see Jason Isbell at the Ryman,' Jill enthuses. Hear Jill's description of a memorable show in a landmark venue.

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Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios

Iron & Wine perform in The Current's studio


Iron & Wine released their sixth album of new material, Beast Epic, on August 25, 2017. Here's songwriter/lead vocalist Sam Beam and a full band playing "Call It Dreaming," "About A Bruise," and "Thomas County Law" in The Current's studio.

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Iron & Wine perform in The Current's studio

Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios

Iron & Wine released their sixth album of new material, Beast Epic, on August 25, 2017. Here's songwriter/lead vocalist Sam Beam and a full band playing "Call It Dreaming," "About A Bruise," and "Thomas County Law" in The Current's studio.

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#MicroShow: Josh Ritter showcases songs from 'Gathering'

Josh Ritter MicroShow

On Sept. 23, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Josh Ritter, who performed at the Clown Lounge within the Turf Club in St. Paul. Ritter performed a number of songs from his latest album, 'Gathering,' which was released just one day before this MicroShow was recorded.

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Hear three new songs from Anderson East

Anderson East performs in The Current studio

Anderson East and his band are touring the country, road-testing some recent singles from a not-yet-announced album. Traveling up through the Twin Cities between gigs in Madison, Wis., and the Wisconsin Dells, Anderson East and his band spoke with Mac Wilson and played some of the songs they've been woodshedding.

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Broken Social Scene share big songs and a positive message


After releasing 'Hug of Thunder,' their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia. 'It felt like a very good time to come back with our unity vibe and with our friendship vibe,' says the band's Kevin Drew.

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Coffee Break: Rock & Roll


This morning for Today in Music History, we highlighted Chuck Berry who was born today in 1926 and died this past March at the age of 90. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "rock & roll" in the lyrics?

Read More