Paolo Nutini thrills a packed Turf Club with an intimate show


When we started playing Paolo Nutini I thought “Wow, where did this guy come from? He’s got some talent—is he a new artist?” Turns out he’s been releasing records for years and has a huge following already for someone in his mid-20s. We were very pleased and lucky to host an intimate, private performance from Paolo…

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Bill DeVille and Shakey Graves at The Current

Shakey Graves talks suitcase drums and coffee-fueled songwriting


It was bright and early to come in to see Bill DeVille in The Current's studio, but Shakey Graves was happy to do it. On only his second time in the Twin Cities, Graves had sold out the Cedar Cultural Center the night before. "I had so much fun," Graves says. "It was a really wonderful crowd." Graves chatted with DeVille and even performed an on-the-fly, standup version of the song, "Call It Heaven."

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9:30 Coffee Break: John Lennon


What songs do you want to hear from John Lennon's career? We'll put together a playlist of songs from his time with the Beatles and various solo projects for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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Today’s Music News: Sam Smith, Beyoncé lead Grammy nominations


Nominations for the 57th annual Grammy awards were announced on Friday. Leading nominees are Beyoncé and Sam Smith, who each received six nominations; that vaults Beyoncé past Dolly Parton to become the woman with the all-time most Grammy nominations, now a total of 47. Minnesota’s Okee Dokee Brothers were nominated for Best Children’s Album, an award they won two…

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It's the 2014 edition of "The Current's 15 Years in 15 Days." For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from 2014 do you want to hear?

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