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Album Review: Damien Rice, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy'

With the release of the lead single, "I Don't Want to Change You," from Damien Rice's new outing, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy,' social networks lit up with adulation and praise, as if an old best friend had suddenly re-emerged after a long absence.

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At First Avenue, Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets remember Ian McLagan

Wednesday sure didn’t turn out the way anyone expected it to. The staff of the Current was ecstatic at the prospect of getting Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets, and Ian “Mac” McLagan into our studios for a recording session on the day of their tour launch at First Avenue. Instead, just as Lowe and the band arrived,…

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Friday Five: Muja Messiah, Narco States, and more new Minnesota videos

To be honest, it’s been tough to concentrate on much this week outside of the big news that two grand juries have failed to indict the police officers who killed unarmed men in Ferguson, Miss., and Staten Island, New York, not to mention the ensuing outrage, grief, and protests that these two events have caused. How are we supposed…

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Tracing the branches of Doomtree’s family tree

After 10 years of presenting bigger and bigger shows under the banner of the Doomtree Blowout, the longrunning Minneapolis hip-hop crew have declared that this year’s festivities will be their last of this kind. And they’re going out with a bang(arang… ugh I had to): Starting tomorrow night at the Turf Club, Doomtree will cram 10…

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Okee Dokee Brothers, Stephen Paulus nominated for Grammys

The nearly-complete list of nominations for the 57th annual Grammy Awards has been revealed, and Minnesota artists are among the honorees. Local children’s group the Okee Dokee Brothers, who won a Grammy two years ago for Can You Canoe?, are again nominated for Best Children’s Album with their new release Through the Woods. Stephen Paulus, a Minnesota…

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Jingle Bell Rocks: New documentary spotlights Christmas music obscurities

For much of America, the holiday season is one of the most music-centric times of year. Ironically, that makes it a torturous desert for hard-core music fans: recorded Christmas music becomes inescapable from Halloween to New Year’s, and it’s a playlist that’s largely frozen in time. Even when new holiday music is released, it struggles…

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Coffee Break: 2014

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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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