Review: The Who breathe new life into the classics at orchestral show

The Who landed at Xcel Energy Center on Friday night, continuing the St. Paul venue’s recent monthly streak of hosting legendary British rockers – following ELO in July and Queen in August. For this tour, dubbed Moving On, the Who enlisted the musical forces of a 48-piece orchestra. So, naturally, suites from the band’s rock…

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Seratones play a 'Power'-ful session in The Current studio

The Shreveport, La., five-piece visited The Current to play songs from 'Power,' their second full-length release. 'I'd never really had an anxiety about a sophomore record,' says lead singer and guitarist AJ Haynes. 'You know: buy the ticket, take the ride.'

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Friday Five: Maple & Beech’s favorite Minnesota music videos

Hello! This is writer Cecilia Johnson, announcing that today we have a special Friday Five for you. Over the last few years, I’ve gotten to know a particular group who always prioritize visuals alongside their music. Maple & Beech are a synth-pop/dance-rock band who started as a Tyler Tholl solo project and picked up Pete…

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Katie Jacoby is the featured violinist for the Who's Moving On tour.

The Who crank up an orchestra for Moving On tour

When you think of combining a rock band with an orchestra, the hard-strumming the Who might not be the first group that comes to mind. But that's exactly what's happening as the legendary British rockers bring their Moving On tour Friday night to St. Paul - and then on to 15 other North American cities over the next few months.

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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: Encourage and empower

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September 12 is National Day of Encouragement, started by a group of Arkansas teenagers in 2007 in order to counter what they felt was the biggest problem facing youth and society today -- the lack of encouragement. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that encourage or empower?

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