The Chart Show: A "Jubilee" For Parr

Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr captures #1 this week ahead of a two night stand at the Cedar Cultural Center, and Angel Olsen moves up to #2 after a hotly reviewed show in Minneapolis.

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Wild Ponies run free in the Radio Heartland studio

Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland

Doug and Telisha Williams are the Nashville duo Wild Ponies. They've been playing together since high school and still are heavy road warriors. They were in our area for a handful of gigs recently, and they brought their gear into our studio for a session.

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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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Wee Willie Walker, Minnesota soul legend, dies at 77


Wee Willie Walker, one of the earliest and greatest soul singers to emerge from the Twin Cities scene, has died at age 77. Walker’s wife Judy confirmed the sad news in an e-mail; a cause of death was not immediately available. Walker moved to Minneapolis from Memphis as a teen around 1960, an experienced singer…

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The Current Sessions®

Michigander bring their music and home-state pride to The Current studio

Michigander perform in The Current studio

It's right in the name: Michigander not only wear their roots proudly, but they were even inspired by fellow Michigan band White Stripes. 'It was pretty cool to think some band from Michigan and not from California or New York is a real rock band,' front man Jason Singer recalls. 'That was pretty significant.' Listen to Michigander's complete session at The Current.

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The Current Rewind

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

The Current Rewind

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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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

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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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Grammy nominees

Lizzo performs onstage at the Hollywood Palladium

The 2020 Grammy nominees have been released as the Award ceremony is just around the corner - airing Jan. 26 on CBS. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what 2020 Grammy nominees do you want to hear?

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