Theft of the Dial: Michael Franti


I can think of no better musician to inaugurate our new feature, Theft of the Dial, than Michael Franti. A gentleman, a wellspring of generosity and positive energy, and also a very funny guy. Oh: and someone with great taste in music too, natch.

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Album Review: Morrissey - Years of Refusal


While it's doubtful that this far into his career Morrissey is going to win over oogles of new converts, if you've been there in the past, you're probably gonna like "Years of Refusal" -- one of Morrissey's best solo outings to date.

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Album Review: A Red Hot Compilation - Dark Was The Night


Some recent all stars of the independent music scene have come together to record exclusive songs for "Dark Was The Night", a double-disc album of covers and rare collaborations whose proceeds will benefit the Red Hot organization's work with AIDS research.

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School Of Seven Bells perform in The Current studio


While Benjamin Curtis' band Secret Machines and twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza's band On-Air Library! were touring together in 2004, they decided to connect on a music project. By the end of 2006, Curtis and the Deheza sisters had completely disappeared into the band School of Seven Bells.

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Lykke Li performs in The Current studios


From Stockholm, Lykke Li is the latest rising star in Swedish pop music. After appearing on Swedish MTV and winning a Swedish Grammy, Lykke Li landed a deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut full-length album, "Youth Novels," was produced with help from Bjorn Yttling, of Peter, Bjorn and John.

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Ford workers idled for two more weeks


Ford Ranger workers in St. Paul have been told the plant will be temporarily idled for two weeks this winter, with the first furlough scheduled to begin at the end of today, due to slumping sales of the Ford Ranger.

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P.O.S. performs in the Current Studio


P.O.S., the versatile, genre shattering, locally-based musician, otherwise known as Stef Alexander, is once again taking the hip-hop world by storm with his latest release, "Never Better."

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Anya Marina performs in The Current studios


Anya Marina has been on the radio for years. Except she was the one playing the music rather than creating it. The former San Diego DJ is on the other side of the microphone now with her delicate song-writing.

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The Current Sessions®

Michigander perform a seven-song #MicroShow set at Icehouse

Michigander - MicroShow

"It's good to be playing music again," said Jason Singer of Detroit's Michigander, who took the stage at Icehouse in Minneapolis with a seven-song #MicroShow set from across their discography, including tracks from their latest release, 'Everything Will Be OK Eventually'.

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Ya Tseen discuss collaborating in a spaceship, and not getting precious about it


Ya Tseen, the newest project from the multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist Nicholas Galanin, joins The Current to play songs from their debut record Indian Yard. Galanin and his longtime collaborator OCnotes discuss the making of the record, their spaceship recording studio in Sitka, Alaska, and the importance of not getting precious about your work in collaborations.

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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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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Greatest Songs of All Time


For the first time in 17 years, Rolling Stone has updated their rankings of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, tell us what you think of their rankings! Who you think should've made the top 20?

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