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Review: Florence + the Machine rally spirits at the Target Center


I’ve never done a cartwheel in my life. As a chubby six-year-old, I watched my friends spin around the room — insisting it was easy — but I kept falling on my shoulders. That all changed last night. I mean, I may not have lugged my 175 pounds up and over each other. But I grasped the…

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Review and photos: Jain takes the Fine Line into orbit


Jain’s sold out concert last night at the Fine Line Music Cafe was a playful and energetic evening led by an artist who took us on a sonic journey. The French pop artist, on a North American tour behind her 2018 album Souldier, is known for mixing sounds from a multitude of sources — from Arabic…

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Mike Elizondo finds ‘Live From Here’ musical director gig ‘exhilarating’


“I had a couple things. Right here –” A bass line sounds. “Exaggerate. Draw it out. And when we get to the bridge…” Mike Elizondo is standing behind Live From Here host Chris Thile and singer/songwriter Madison Cunningham on the Palace Theatre stage, an electric bass strapped around his torso and black T-shirt. He’s living…

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Jain performs in The Current studio


Jain returns to The Current's studio, bearing new songs and a sentimental favorite. Tonight, she'll play a sold-out show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. But first, she stopped in to talk with Mac Wilson and perform "Makeba," "Inspecta," and "Alright."

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Friday Five: Little Man, Lucid VanGuard, and more new Minnesota music videos


Little Man – As One Little Man go full-on psychedelic for this video, which features original artwork by Phaedra Odelle. If you’re interested in seeing “As One” live, go see the trio at the Hook & Ladder on Nov. 10. Lucid VanGuard – Genetic Pool Lucid VanGuard set up shop in the recently renovated Parkway Theater…

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Music News: Top Halloween songs revealed

Michael Jackson and friends in a promotional image for 'Thriller.'

Billboard has run the numbers to reveal today's most popular Halloween songs. Also, a Tom Petty park is dedicated; Anthony Kiedis was ejected from a Lakers game; Loretta Lynn and Ozzy Osbourne are (separately) on the mend; and Lizzo's flute break goes viral.

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The Current Music News podcast

The Current Music News

In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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The Current app

Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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Jain performs in The Current studio

Jain visits The Current

Jain returns to The Current's studio, bearing new songs and a sentimental favorite. Tonight, she'll play a sold-out show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. But first, she stopped in to talk with Mac Wilson and perform "Makeba," "Inspecta," and "Alright."

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Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Courtney Pierre has a debut solo album, 'In The Drink,' releasing Friday, Oct. 12. Just ahead of that release, Pierre and his band stopped at The Current to play songs from the new record and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie live in concert at the Palace Theatre

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

Death Cab for Cutie played the second of two shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Thank You for Today,' on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Current streamed live video of Death Cab's entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Coffee Break: Gamblin' and chances

Mega Millions

The Mega Millions Jackpot is currently at $1.6 Billion, the largest in lottery history. If the winner chooses to take the money in a lump sum, she or he will take home $905 million cash. The drawing is tonight at 10 pm central. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear about gambling and taking chances?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Maybelle Carter


Maybelle Carter passed away; Dion cautioned everyone to keep away from 'Runaround Sue'; Stevie Wonder, age 12, recorded his first single for Motown; Nirvana played their first European show; Def Leppard played three continents in 24 hours; and Bob Dylan recorded 'The Times They Are A-Changin', Today in Music History.

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