Tiny Desk Concert 2020: Ten Minnesota submissions worth watching


Whether your desk is tiny or gigantic, chances are you may be spending more time at it than ever this summer. As many of the artists who submitted to National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest can attest, it’s a great time to have a project, and for some, that meant participating in this year’s contest.…

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Album of the Week: Lianne La Havas, 'Lianne La Havas'

Lianne La Havas, 'Lianne La Havas' self-titled album

On this record we find Lianne paring down the dense production and sonic ambition of her earlier records and letting the songs sit center stage. With this new self-titled effort we have an artist delivering an album length autopsy on a failed relationship with unflinching honesty: the good, the bad, the carnal and thank god, the funky.

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Ongoing community aid efforts in the Twin Cities


The Twin Cities community has been impacted deeply by the killing of George Floyd. In the wake of tragedy, many forms of neighborly support have surfaced. We’ve compiled a list of ongoing efforts that are seeking and offering aid locally. Donation and Distribution Sites Interactive map of sites in the Twin Cities taking donations and…

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Phone a friend: Musicians share how they're doing during coronavirus crisis

Jill Riley, host of The Current's Morning Show.

For the last couple of weeks on The Current's Morning Show we've been having our musician friends call in from their homes all across the country and beyond. It's been so nice to hear their voices and get some insight into what is happening in towns across the nation and what the lives of musicians look like right now.

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Live Virtual Session: Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards Live Virtual Session flyer.

Kathleen Edwards joins The Current's Bill DeVille for a Live Virtual Session. The two talked about Edwards's return to music after several years' absence, about her recent collaboration with Maren Morris, and about her experiences running a coffee shop called Quitters.

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Live Virtual Session: Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards Live Virtual Session flyer.

Kathleen Edwards joins The Current's Bill DeVille for a Live Virtual Session. The two talked about Edwards's return to music after several years' absence, about her recent collaboration with Maren Morris, and about her experiences running a coffee shop called Quitters.

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Live Virtual Session: Margo Price

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Margo Price joins The Current's Jill Riley for a Live Virtual Session to talk about writing her new record, fitting in the Nashville music scene, and her signing with Loma Vista Records. Hear tracks from Margo's new record, 'That's How Rumors Get Started.'

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Live Virtual Session: Lianne La Havas

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Lianne La Havas joins The Current's Sean McPherson for a Live Virtual Session to talk about and to play two songs from her 2020 self-titled release, releasing Friday. La Havas also plays a selection from her 2015 release, 'Blood.'

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Live Virtual Session: Sorry

Sorry - Live Virtual Session

Asha Lorenz and Louis O'Bryen, the founding members of the British post-punk outfit Sorry, joined Mac Wilson for a virtual 3-song set and interview with The Current.

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Live Virtual Session: The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks, Live Virtual Session

On the week of the release of their latest album, 'XOXO,' the Jayhawks performed a very special Live Virtual Session for The Current. Between songs, frontman Gary Louris talks with host Bill DeVille about the new album.

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Stevie Wonder in 1975

Today in Music History: Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'


Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'; Macca announced the formation of Wings; Tears for Fears had something to shout about; Def Leppard released 'Hysteria'; singer and all-around good guy Tony Bennett has a birthday; Bob Dylan returned to Newport Folk Festival after a 37-year absence; and The Beach Boys released 'Surfer Girl', Today in Music History.

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