How Kiss the Tiger made their new album ‘Vicious Kid’

In a biweekly series of features, we’re inviting Minnesota artists to introduce — or re-introduce — themselves to our audience. Today: Minneapolis rockers Kiss the Tiger. Singer Meghan Kreidler and engineer Jason Orris told Sylvia Jennings about the making of Kiss the Tiger’s new album Vicious Kid, which will be released on June 3 with an…

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The Chart Show: Amythyst Kiah Debuts

Last week a handful of bands reached The Current's Chart Show Hall of Fame, leaving plenty of space for debuts from Jungle, Rag'n'Bone Man, and Americana star Amythyst Kiah.

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Wellness Wednesday: The continuing importance of vaccination

After a harrowing year, signs are strong that Minnesota and the rest of the United States can safely return to many activities that the spread of COVID-19 made very dangerous. Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health, however, emphasizes that the potentially deadly virus is still in our communities and urges everyone age 12 and over to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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Midwest Music Exchange: Exploring the Sounds of Manitoba & Minnesota

Join The Current, Manitoba Music, and UMFM for the annual Midwest Music Exchange premiering on May 25-27. Three acts from Manitoba will pair up with three acts from Minnesota for streamed performances, and interviews with Winnipeg's UMFM and The Current to explore their connection and craft.

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The Current Sessions®

Bachelor talk collaboration, play songs from 'Doomin' Sun'

Bachelor - Virtual Session

Bachelor, the duo including Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte, join The Current for a virtual session to play tracks from their debut release, Doomin' Sun. The duo catch up with The Current about recording the record in Topanga, CA, the emotional meshing that takes place in a new collaboration, and writing to cope with fears of mortality.

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Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

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Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice - Virtual Session

British alt-rockers Wolf Alice join The Current for a virtual session, and play songs from their new record, Blue Weekend. Ellie and Joff catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

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Coffee Break: 9:30 Happy Hour

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For today's Coffee Break in honor of our trivia guests, what songs do you want to hear for a 9:30 Happy Hour? Think of songs that mention a type of drink -- beer, wine, liquor, etc. Hey - it's 9:30 somewhere!

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Trivia Week, Day Four: Beer and Music

Trivia Week, Day four, features questions that mash up beer styles and music. Going head to head on this topic are Bauhaus Brew Labs' Matt Schwandt and Utepils Brewing Company's Joe Lien. You can test your knowledge with seven bonus questions.

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