Review and photos: Dan Wilson entertains hometown crowd at the Fitz

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When I see shows billed as “An Evening With” some entertainer, I tend to quirk an eyebrow. The term promises a transportive adventure, in which you’ll be swept off your feet without leaving your seat, lost in the simultaneous intimacy and grandeur of whatever is happening onstage. Although few performers can deliver a living-room experience…

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Arcade Fire

Giveaway: Arcade Fire suite giveaway


The Current is giving away tickets to a suite for the Arcade Fire concert at the Xcel Energy Center on October 29. We are also offering a special $18.93 ticket for this show.

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Prince items from Susannah Melvoin and others go up for auction


Yet another Prince auction is upon us, and this roundup includes items once belonging to Susannah Melvoin, who was long close to Prince and is sister to Wendy Melvoin of the Revolution. Other offerings include items from Prince’s former horn player Eric Leeds, assistant tour manager Gwen Leeds, and costume designer Helen Hiatt. Currently, it…

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Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

Event: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound


On October 28th, join The Current's own Andrea Swensson as she celebrates the release of her debut book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound with musical guests Andre Cymone, Wee Willie Walker, Wanda Davis, PaviElle and Nooky Jones.

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Do You Remember? A podcast about Hüsker Dü

Podcast: Do You Remember?


This documentary podcast explores Hüsker Dü’s formative years and legacy through rare exclusive interviews with the band, as well as those who were around in the beginning and notable artists who’ve drawn inspiration from the band. We’ll also dive into recordings from Numero Group’s new remastered box set of the band’s early releases, demos and live recordings.

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The Current Sessions®

Charles Bradley performs in The Current studio

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Soul singer Charles Bradley sings not only from his heart, but from his entire being. Bradley, together with his band the Extraordinaires, bring their soulful tunes into The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson. 'Music is what's keeping the world together today,' Bradley says. 'We've got to make it right all over the land.'

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Spoon share tunes and thoughts from 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon in The Current studio

In town for back-to-back sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon wandered over to The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Daniel and Fischel played stripped-down versions of songs from 'Hot Thoughts' and from 2014's 'They Want My Soul,' and Daniel talked about what has made Spoon such an enduring band.

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J. Roddy Walston & the Business play songs from their forthcoming album

J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio

It's been four years since J. Roddy Walston and the Business released their last album, but on Sept. 29, they'll release their fourth studio album, 'Destroyers Of The Soft Life.' In town to play a show at First Avenue, J. Roddy Walston and the Business stopped at The Current to play songs from the forthcoming record, in a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: No cars go

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Today is World Car Free Day, where people are encouraged to give up driving their car for a day and instead find a more environmentally-friendly, sustainable way of getting around. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature alternative forms of transportation?

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Joan Jett

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Joan Jett


Joan Jett was born, Elvis shipped out to his army post; the Springfields landed in the U.S. top 20; the Band released their self-titled album; Dylan's 'Hard Rain' went Gold; and the first Farm Aid concert was held, Today in Music History.

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