Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame

Album Review: Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame


Dr. Dog started out as a garden variety indie-rock band based in Philadelphia. Over the past nine years and six albums, the band's sound has varied from psychedelic rock to lo-fi 60's pop.

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Hildur Victoria

Hildur Victoria perform in The Current studio


Hildur Victoria's classic-sounding name comes from a band member's great-grandmother. They were originally going to be called Herringbone, but that reminded drummer Jeremy Hanson -- also of Tapes 'n Tapes -- too much of ska band Fishbone. So instead, that's what Hildur Victoria named their 2009 EP.

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James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow performs live in The Current studio


With an oddly similar story and even voice, the Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has received several comparisons to Wisconsin's Bon Iver. Self-recorded over five months in a small, one room house by sea, James Vincent McMorrow captures the sounds of the waves and the isolated house on his debut album "Early in the Morning" to create a haunting yet beautiful tribute to nature.

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The Current Sessions®

Watch Sleater-Kinney in concert at the Palace Theatre

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Touring in support of their 10th studio album, 'The Center Won't Hold,' Sleater-Kinney played a sold-out concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Current was on hand to provide a live video stream of the concert; watch the archived video (available for a limited time).

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

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A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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Coffee Break: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

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Yesterday the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its class of 2020 nominees. You can cast your fan vote and support your favorite nominees, but in the meantime, let us know what songs you want to hear from this year's nominees for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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Elton John's memoir 'Me.'

Rock and Roll Book Club: Elton John's 'Me'


This isn't one of those music memoirs written on a mission. It's one of those that feels like you're sitting next to the author on a long airplane ride; he starts telling his story at the beginning and then continues right up to the present day, stopping at every great anecdote.

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