Hear Tegan & Sara perform in MPR's Forum in 2010

Tegan and Sara

As we continue to highlight in-studio sessions from our archives, we're featuring this 2010 session with Tegan and Sara, recorded before a live audience in the Forum at MPR. Tegan and Sara played songs from their then-new album, 'Sainthood,' as well as a couple of tracks from their earlier albums.

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Listen to Live Current Volume 13

Live Current Volume 13

Each Fall, The Current collects some of the best live and in-studio performances of past year into one great album -- Live Current. This year, we release the thirteenth volume in the series.

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The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

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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Remembering Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie

Gordon Downie

Late Tuesday night, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip died at the age of 53, following a December 2015 diagnosis of an incurable form of brain cancer. The Current's Jim McGuinn, a longtime fan and friend of Downie's, shares his thoughts. 'It's a very sad day,' Jim writes, but I'm also filled with so much gratitude and thanks for the music and the man.' See Jim's full post, and revisit his August 2016 road trip to see the Hip play in Winnipeg.

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Watch members of NPG and 3RDEYEGIRL in ‘Empire’ Prince episode teaser video


Tonight’s episode of Empire is going to celebrate Prince, thanks to a special arrangement with the late legend’s estate that will allow the show to feature his song “Let’s Go Crazy.” In a just-released teaser video, 3RDEYEGIRL drummer Hannah Welton can be seen preparing to play the song along with her husband Joshua Welton (who co-produced…

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Iron & Wine perform in The Current's studio

Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios

Iron & Wine released their sixth album of new material, Beast Epic, on August 25, 2017. Here's songwriter/lead vocalist Sam Beam and a full band playing "Call It Dreaming," "About A Bruise," and "Thomas County Law" in The Current's studio.

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#MicroShow: Josh Ritter showcases songs from 'Gathering'

Josh Ritter MicroShow

On Sept. 23, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Josh Ritter, who performed at the Clown Lounge within the Turf Club in St. Paul. Ritter performed a number of songs from his latest album, 'Gathering,' which was released just one day before this MicroShow was recorded.

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Hear three new songs from Anderson East

Anderson East performs in The Current studio

Anderson East and his band are touring the country, road-testing some recent singles from a not-yet-announced album. Traveling up through the Twin Cities between gigs in Madison, Wis., and the Wisconsin Dells, Anderson East and his band spoke with Mac Wilson and played some of the songs they've been woodshedding.

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Broken Social Scene share big songs and a positive message


After releasing 'Hug of Thunder,' their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia. 'It felt like a very good time to come back with our unity vibe and with our friendship vibe,' says the band's Kevin Drew.

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Coffee Break: Rock & Roll

An image of Chuck Berry was displayed at the Rock Hall induction

This morning for Today in Music History, we highlighted Chuck Berry who was born today in 1926 and died this past March at the age of 90. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "rock & roll" in the lyrics?

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