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Friday Five: Dua Saleh, Poliça, and more new Minnesota music videos

Dua Saleh – “Sugar Mama” Performing “Sugar Mama” from their 2019 EP Nūr, Dua Saleh sings, gazes, and spits into a spinning camera. Of the video, Saleh tells Pigeons & Planes, “The contrastingly bright and dark imagery […] is a nod to the sentiment of the song. It’s playful enough to not take itself too seriously,…

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New Prince mural towers over North Loop in downtown Minneapolis

On the side of the 424 building on Washington Avenue in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis, you might have seen the beginnings of yet another mural of Minnesota music icon Prince. You can thank the Floyd’s 99 Barbershop for the commission. Many Floyd’s 99 Barbershops all over the country have murals on the…

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Photos: Lizzo dazzles Armory in Minneapolis homecoming show

For several years, it felt like Minnesota had Lizzo all to ourselves. Now we’re sharing her with the world, but whenever she returns, it feels like a homecoming. Last night, in the first of two shows this week at the Armory in Minneapolis, she was feeling the love with a radiant performance. Photographer Mary Mathis…

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Lizzo's time in Minnesota

Video: Lizzo's time in Minnesota

Lizzo may be new to a lot of listeners around the world, but she's a familiar face to Minnesotans, who were privileged to witness her rise as a member of our music community. Watch a chronicle of her years in the North Star state.

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Coffee Break: The world of Lizzo

Lizzo rolls into town this week for two sold out shows - one tonight and one Friday - at The Armory. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Lizzo and her various past and present projects?

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PJ Harvey

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey was born; Ray Charles had a hit with 'Hit the Road, Jack'; Glen Campbell did some session guitar work for the Beach Boys; Sean Lennon was born on his dad's birthday; Beethoven inspired a disco hit; and John Lennon was born in Liverpool 75 years ago Today in Music History.

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Jay Som performs songs from 'Anak Ko' at The Current

Jay Som performs in The Current studio

The title of Jay Som's fourth album comes from the Tagalog language, and it means 'my child.' Jay Som - aka Melina Duterte - and her band visited The Current studio after playing a show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.

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The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

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A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers

In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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9:30 Zombie Break

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Movie Mister Euan Kerr joined us today to talk about 'Zombieland: Double Tap', the sequel to the 2009 film 'Zombieland'. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention zombies and zombie things?

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