Playlist: Bob Dylan’s Minnesota songs


The impact of Bob Dylan’s formative years in Minnesota is something he’s often spoken about — including in his Nobel lecture — but much less often sung about. Even if you stretch (and as you’ll see, I most definitely stretched), a playlist of Dylan’s officially released songs referencing or recorded in Minnesota doesn’t fill 90…

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Watch Sounds Like Home IX


On Saturday, May 22, The Current is hosting round nine of Sounds Like Home. Join an incredible lineup of Minnesota musicians as we meet up on the internet for a virtual festival.

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Behind the Scenes: Monica LaPlante gets ready for gigs with ‘Tinted Light’


The new music video for garage rocker Monica LaPante‘s “Tinted Light” is not interested in looking at the glass half full. “Essentially the song is the opposite of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses,” LaPlante said about the song. “It’s about embracing seeing things in a darker way.” With shots of the band partially obscured by…

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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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