Gary Louris embraces isolation, plays songs from 'Jump For Joy' in Virtual Session


Founding member of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog, Gary Louris joins us for a virtual session to play songs from his second solo record, 'Jump For Joy' which came out this month. Gary chats with Mary Lucia about navigating quarantine as an artist, how he approaches his writing and recording in his solo work, and what's in store for his projects next.

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Jakob Dylan on the Wallflowers' new album 'Exit Wounds'


Jakob Dylan has announced his first Wallflowers album in nine years: 'Exit Wounds' is out July 9 on New West Records. He joined Jill Riley to talk about the making of the new album, and about a Minnesota connection you probably *didn't* know about.

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Album of the Week: Sleater-Kinney, 'Path Of Wellness'


Sleater-Kinney are back as a self-producing duo and channeling the sounds of King Crimson, Patti Smith, Tom Petty and more. They left the sonic palette wide open, bringing in textures rarely heard on previous Sleater-Kinney releases, and the results are sure to leave you with surprise and delight.

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Behind the Scenes: King Pari’s kooky cartoon world


If King Pari aren’t on your summer playlist, it’s time you add a couple of their tracks. The collaborative project of Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones) and Joe Paris Christensen (PHO) is the sonic embodiment of drinking a cold beverage while floating around on a neon pool noodle. It’s a funky project that embraces fun and…

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Trivia Week, Day Five: Great Moments in Live Music


Trivia Week, Day Five, features questions about great moments in live-music performance. Going head to head on this topic are the Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie! You can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session

LUMP - Virtual Session

LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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Coffee break: Most decorated

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Simone Biles is leaving the Tokyo Olympics tied as Team USA's most decorated gymnast ever. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, who are the most decorated bands/musicians that you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'


Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'; Macca announced the formation of Wings; Tears for Fears had something to shout about; Def Leppard released 'Hysteria'; singer and all-around good guy Tony Bennett has a birthday; Bob Dylan returned to Newport Folk Festival after a 37-year absence; and The Beach Boys released 'Surfer Girl', Today in Music History.

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