Minnesota United fans hold their scarves up while cheering for the team.

Singing the same song all together!


As Minnesota United kick off a new season in a new home, and the Premier League gets down to the crunch with a cat-and-mouse finish for Liverpool and Manchester City, The Current's Mark Wheat reflects on what's happening around the footie world and shares an update from The Current's Premier Fantasy League.

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Colored vinyl at a pressing plant in England, 2017.

Music News: Bandcamp announces vinyl-pressing service


Bandcamp is launching a new service described as 'like Kickstarter for vinyl.' Also today, Jade and Jay round up new releases by Lizzo, Cage the Elephant, and Jade Bird. Plus, Jay talks about the singing-competition drama 'Teen Spirit,' and we dig into the musical highlights of Beyonce's new live album.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Hall of Fame


When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Beyonce performs at Coachella, 2018.

Music News: Beyonce 'Homecoming' documentary comes with surprise live album


Beyonce's 'Homecoming' concert documentary hits Netflix today, and she added a surprise live album to go with it. Also in the news today: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein are making a movie together; Sia video star joins 'West Side Story' remake; musicians make Time's most-influential list; Britney Spears fans concerned over star's absence; and Lorde plays Christchurch benefit.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot


Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Giveaways

The Current: Music News

Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

A memoir that Prince started writing prior to his 2016 death will be published Oct. 29, with supplemental commentary by his editor. Also in the news today: M.I.A. responds to Sri Lanka bombings, Woodstock 50 delays ticket sale, one musician marriage ends and another begins. Plus, a roundup of Coachella weekend two news, and Florence Welch's 'Game of Thrones' song.

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The Current Sessions®

Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Earth Day

Planet Earth

Today is Earth Day - a day to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Earth Day?

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Daniel Johns

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Daniel Johns


Daniel Johns was born; John Lennon took a new middle name; the Who performed 'Tommy' at the Bolton Institute of Technology; the Blues Brothers made their debut; Peter Frampton comes alive at age 65; and the Troggs released a 'wild' tune that left its mark on garage and punk rock, Today in Music History.

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