1975 d 120x120

Photos: The 1975 play the hits at the Armory


“It’s hard to put together a set now,” Matt Healy said at the Armory on Tuesday evening. “We’ve got so many songs.” Or, as Prince would’ve said, “Too many hits!” Healy’s band the 1975 have put out three stuffed albums in the last six years, earning themselves millions of fans and formidable commercial success. Most…

Read More
Frances Luke Accord perform at Radio Heartland

Frances Luke Accord perform at Radio Heartland


Frances Luke Accord -- a folk duo comprising Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty -- formed while the pair were students at Notre Dame University. Now based in Chicago, Frances Luke Accord have several EPs and one full-length album under their belts. They stopped at Radio Heartland to play a selection of tunes from their catalogue.

Read More
Eddy Arnold

Today in Music History: Remembering Eddy Arnold


The Beatles released 'Let It Be'; John Sebastian had a hit from a TV show; 'Chariots of Fire' raced up the charts; a whole bunch of drummers celebrate birthdays; and Eddy Arnold passed away, Today in Music History.

Read More
Dennis and Lois documentary

Listen to Looch: getting to know 'Dennis and Lois'


This week, Mary Lucia talks about an up-and-coming documentary: 'Dennis and Lois,' from filmmaker Chris Cassidy, which tells the story of two ordinary people who are extraordinary music fans. 'I'm telling you right now,' Mary says, 'this movie is going to blow minds.'

Read More

Giveaways

The Current: Music News

Music News: Rolling Stones give 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' songwriting credit back to the Verve

Richard Ashcroft performs in Australia in 2010.

Two decades after suing the Verve for songwriting credit on 'Bitter Sweet Symphony,' the Rolling Stones have given it back. Also in the news today: the Netherlands win Eurovision, a synth repairman accidentally trips on vintage LSD, 'Bongo Rock' drummer Preston Epps dies, Natalie Portman criticizes Moby's portrayal of their relationship, and Aretha Franklin's three maybe-wills. Plus, music history highlights and new LPs from Cate Le Bon, Justin Townes Earle, Sebadoh, and Sting, as well as a 'Runaway Train' remake.

Read More

Apps and Listening Tools

Download The Current app

The Current app

Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

Read More

The Current Sessions®

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Los Angeles five-piece Local Natives' latest album, 'Violet Street,' was recorded with the band members playing together in the same room. 'We wanted the core of this album to be the five of us playing off each other,' says guitarist Taylor Rice. 'That was really integral to the album.' You can hear that collaborative sound in Local Natives' in-studio session here at The Current.

Read More

The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

Read More

Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Happy (hour)

Brian Oake and Jill Riley

As we head into this 3-day weekend, we are excited to announce our next set of Oake & Riley in the Afternoon happy hour events. In the meantime, what songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that mention happy, joy, glee, etc?

Read More