What are your favorite songs of the 2000s?

893 Essential Songs since the year 2000

For this year's 893 countdown in May, we want to focus on the best songs of the internet era. What are the most essential songs from 2000 to today? Share your picks for this year's countdown.

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Rock the Garden tickets on sale!

Rock the Garden Tickets Now on sale

Tickets to this year's Rock the Garden featuring The National, Courtney Barnett, X, Heart Bones, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Adia Victoria and The Beths are now on sale to everyone!

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Australian fans remember Prince, ‘our beautiful one’

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Although about 9,500 miles separate Minneapolis and Melbourne, the mutual love shared by some Australian Prince fans binds us together. Sofie Antoniou, a policy analyst in Melbourne, has been a fan since she first discovered Prince’s Controversy as a teenager. Antoniou discovered Purple Rain soon after, and admits she skipped school five times to see…

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Celebrating Prince: Your April guide to events in the Twin Cities


Looking for ways to celebrate the life of Prince in April? Here is a list of local events around the Twin Cities. Prince Family Dance Party 2019 Saturday, April 20 Excelsior Brewing Company, Excelsior 11 a.m., free This second annual Prince event has everything you need to celebrate, including a Purple-Rain-inspired soda. Dance the afternoon…

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Prince Year by Year

Prince Year by Year

Sunday, April 21, marks the third anniversary of Prince's passing, and The Current will honor the memory of the Minneapolis sound legend with a series of programs: "Prince Year by Year."

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Giveaways

The Current: Music News

Music News: Bandcamp announces vinyl-pressing service

Colored vinyl at a pressing plant in England, 2017.

Bandcamp is launching a new service described as 'like Kickstarter for vinyl.' Also today, Jade and Jay round up new releases by Lizzo, Cage the Elephant, and Jade Bird. Plus, Jay talks about the singing-competition drama 'Teen Spirit,' and we dig into the musical highlights of Beyonce's new live album.

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The Current Sessions®

Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Royalty for Prince

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Sunday is the anniversary of Prince's death and we'll be remembering him with special content on both The Current and Purple Current. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands you want to hear that mention a royal title?

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