9:30 Coffee Break: Iconic Women in Music

Happy International Women's Day! We're keeping the theme simple today and honoring iconic women in music. Give us your suggestions for who we should play for the iconic women in music Coffee Break.

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Movie Maven: 'Dead Man Down'

MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, reviews 'Dead Man Down', a new film set in the New York underworld that stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace.

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Rilo Kiley

New music: An unreleased Rilo Kiley tune surfaces

Don't get your hopes up just yet—this track isn't the first sign of an impending Rilo Kiley reunion. However, we are going to hear some new material from the band this year, in the form of a rarities compilation called RKives.

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Local Radar: new music from Chalet, Low and Fury Things

Local Radar highlights bands that the local team at The Current is spinning heavily at their desks. You’ll be able to preview a track from each as well as hear them on The Local Show and Local Current. Chalet Joey Kantor is ready to become a frontman with his new project, Chalet. You may know him as the…

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Jeremy Messersmith signs to Glassnote Records

  Jeremy Messersmith announced this morning that he’s signed a record deal with influential New York label Glassnote Records. Since launching in 2007, Glassnote has established itself as a major force in the indie music industry; in 2009, they released Phoenix’s best-selling album to date, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and in 2011 they issued Mumford and…

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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.

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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.

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Live Virtual Session: Margo Price

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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.'

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Live Virtual Session: Lianne La Havas

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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.'

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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.

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Coffee Break: Hip hop

Sugarhill Gang

Aug. 11, 1973 is considered the official birthdate of hip hop. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what hip hop would you like to hear?

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Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Ben Gibbard

Neil Sedaka had a poppy hit at the top of the charts; the Knack had the knack for album sales; Led Zeppelin played their final U.K. show; Bruce Springsteen topped the album charts in the U.S. and Britain; Ray Parker Jr. had a No. 1 single with the theme from a popular film; and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie is 40, Today in Music History.

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