Kiwi Jr. play tracks from 'Cooler Returns'


Toronto's Kiwi Jr. drop in for a virtual session to play tracks from their new album, Cooler Returns. The band catches up with Mary Lucia about their recording process in the past year, getting signed to Sub Pop Records, and the trickiness of planning for future shows as live music slowly returns.

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Playlist: Bob Dylan’s most epic songs


Turning 80 this month, Bob Dylan has certainly had an epic life. He’s also written some epic songs — and we mean epic. Although he kept things pretty concise at the beginning of his career, Dylan soon began to draw on the folk tradition of long story songs, putting his own surreal touch on the genre.…

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Album of the Week: St. Vincent, 'Daddy's Home'


Annie Clark said that she had taken angularity as far as she could in her music, and decided to go in a completely different direction for the new album. "So much of this new record is really just things that move in and out like water and flow, and really being way more about that kind of energy than about things that are right angles and clear lines."

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Rock the Cradle 2021: a Saturday-morning video series


This spring, we're making Saturday mornings extra special for kids and their grown-ups by bringing Rock the Cradle straight to your homes. In six video episodes, The Current will bring the dance party to you with Rock the Cradle Play Along.

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Bob Dylan at 80: Celebrate with The Current


Bob Dylan was born in Duluth and raised in Hibbing, and went on to become the most acclaimed singer-songwriter of his generation. On May 24 he turns 80 years old, and The Current has planned a wealth of programming to celebrate this landmark birthday.

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The Current Sessions®

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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Trivia Week, Day Five: Great Moments in Live Music


Trivia Week, Day Five, features questions about great moments in live-music performance. Going head to head on this topic are the Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie! You can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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