The Chicks - fka the Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks change band name to The Chicks


The country trio Dixie Chicks have changed their name to simply The Chicks, in an apparent distancing from a name associated with the racist South. The decision was accompanied by a new song, 'March March.'

Read More

Hook & Ladder booking director Jackson Buck on the new Hook Stream series


Morning Show host Jill Riley checked in with Jackson Buck, the booking director of the Hook & Ladder Theater and Lounge, to talk about the status of the building after the uprising in its neighborhood, as well as their new virtual streaming series, Hook Stream. Jill Riley: Jackson, how are you doing? Jackson Buck: I’m…

Read More
Solange performs

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Solange


Solange was born; The Monkees went to No. 1 on the U.S. album charts; Weezer released "Undone - The Sweater Song"; a working draft of Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2 million; and Arthur Brown was born, Today in Music History.

Read More
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Music News: How musicians are fighting white supremacy


As the music world confronts institutional racism and white supremacy, individual artists are wondering what steps they can take to establish a new, more equitable norm. Jeff Tweedy and Fiona Apple are sharing revenue, Patterson Hood is acknowledging 'the bad name I gave my band,' and the Beths are wondering about the responsibilities of white artists releasing new music.

Read More

The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

Dawes - Live Virtual Session

In a virtual interview and live session with The Current's Mac Wilson, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith talked about how their music, whether it's their 2016 album We're All Gonna Die or their upcoming seventh studio album Good Luck With Whatever, has unintentionally ended up being very suited to the current moment.

Read More

Live Virtual Session: Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards Live Virtual Session flyer.

Kathleen Edwards joins The Current's Bill DeVille for a Live Virtual Session. The two talked about Edwards's return to music after several years' absence, about her recent collaboration with Maren Morris, and about her experiences running a coffee shop called Quitters.

Read More

Live Virtual Session: Margo Price

Margo Price - live virtual session graphic

Margo Price joins The Current's Jill Riley for a Live Virtual Session to talk about writing her new record, fitting in the Nashville music scene, and her signing with Loma Vista Records. Hear tracks from Margo's new record, 'That's How Rumors Get Started.'

Read More

Live Virtual Session: Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas - Live Virtual Session graphic

Lianne La Havas joins The Current's Sean McPherson for a Live Virtual Session to talk about and to play two songs from her 2020 self-titled release, releasing Friday. La Havas also plays a selection from her 2015 release, 'Blood.'

Read More

Live Virtual Session: Sorry

Sorry - Live Virtual Session

Asha Lorenz and Louis O'Bryen, the founding members of the British post-punk outfit Sorry, joined Mac Wilson for a virtual 3-song set and interview with The Current.

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

Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

All Request Coffee Break

A red landline telephone

As we are getting ready to head into Radio Free All Request Weekend, let's get the party started early with an all request morning. What songs would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Read More
elton john and kiki dee

Today in Music History: Elton and Kiki hit No. 1


Dez Dickerson was born; Elton John and Kiki Dee weren't breaking hearts with their hit single; The Quarrymen played an early gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club and were told to 'cut out the rock'; Herman's Hermits had a No. 1 in the U.S. charts; and the Bee Gees scored their very first U.S. No. 1 hit, Today in Music History.

Read More