Interview: Dua Saleh talks ‘Nūr,’ Psymun, and 2018 takeaways

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At the tail end of my recent interview with Dua Saleh, I pulled up a Ness Nite tweet making the rounds: We can drop genre-defying now since everyone is at this point — ness nite (@nessnite) January 7, 2019 “Yes!” Saleh exclaimed upon reading it, and I got the feeling they hear “genre-defying” often. As…

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Music on TV this week: 'RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World'; Death Cab for Cutie; Maggie Rogers; possible Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst project; Willie Nelson

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Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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Friday Five: The Current’s Birthday Party edition!


Tonight and Saturday, The Current staffers are headed down to First Avenue to celebrate the station’s 14th birthday with hundreds of friends and fans. Saturday’s show is sold out, but some tickets remain for tonight’s party, featuring Scrunchies, Rayland Baxter, Bad Bad Hats, and the Suburbs. To pump us all up for two nights of…

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The Current Sessions®

Larkin Poe perform in The Current studio

Larkin Poe perform in The Current studio

Sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell are the nucleus of Larkin Poe. They perform powerful songs with a rootsy Southern underpinning. Their latest album, 'Venom & Faith,' was released on Nov. 9, 2018, and was self-produced. Larkin Poe stopped at The Current to talk about their songwriting process and to perform a couple tracks from the album, as well as one of their favorite Lead Belly tunes.

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Kurt Vile performs a solo acoustic set at The Current

Kurt Vile performs in The Current studio

Ahead of a show with his band the Violators in the First Avenue Mainroom, Kurt Vile stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia. Vile played solo acoustic versions of a couple songs from his latest album, 'Bottle It In,' and one from his 2011 release, 'Smoke Ring for My Halo.'

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John Grant performs in The Current studio

John Grant performs in The Current studio

Michigan-born, Reykjavik-based musician John Grant is a fascinating individual even before he starts performing songs. Ahead of a show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, Grant stopped at The Current studio to play songs and to engage in lively and thoughtful conversation with host Mac Wilson.

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Haley performs instrumentals from 'Pleasureland' in The Current studio

HALEY performs in The Current studio

Although Haley has composed instrumental music before, her 2018 release 'Pleasureland' is her first all-instrumental full-length. 'This was so much more satisfying when I wasn't trying to say something with words,' Haley says. 'It was how I felt and what I connected to.' Haley, along with Jeremy Ylvisaker, visited The Current studio to play music from 'Pleasureland.'

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Coffee Break: I wish

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Today in 1977, Stevie Wonder went No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "I Wish", his fifth U.S. No. 1. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with "wish" in the lyrics?

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Steve Perry at The Current

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Steve Perry


Steve Perry was born; MTV hit the West Coast; Buddy Holly made his last recordings in his New York City apartment; The Beach Boys went into the studio to record "Wouldn't It Be Nice"; MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast; and "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" entered the Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second time, Today in Music History.

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