#MicroShow: Britt and Alex of Spoon

Spoon in The Current studio

For our next #Microshow, we welcome Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon to play a few stripped-down versions of songs from Spoon's catalog at the Turf Club on Monday, December 11.

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Marijuana Deathsquads to bring ‘wild new sounds’ to the Draft Horse


The mysterious local supergroup Marijuana Deathsquads announced via their Instagram and Twitter that they will be continuing the Market Re-Search concert series Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Draft Horse in northeast Minneapolis. The series, resuming for the first time since September, is free and open to the public. The promotional video features a goofy shot…

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Kamasi Washington

Theft of the Dial: Kamasi Washington


Saxophonist Kamasi Washington grew up in a musical household, and his friends were also musicians' children. That environment shaped Washington's musical tastes - and he shares that on a Theft of the Dial, hosted by Mary Lucia.

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KARE 11's Super Bowl promos featuring the 4onthefloor

The 4onthefloor's 'All My Friends' is KARE 11's Super Bowl anthem


KARE 11, the Twin Cities' NBC affiliate and home to the telecast of the 2018 Super Bowl, has chosen the 4onthefloor's song 'All My Friends' as its official Super Bowl anthem. The song appears in a KARE 11 promotional video that airs during station breaks in the run-up to February's big game, and it will continue to feature in KARE 11's coverage. 'The 4onthefloor has always been about is bringing people in, and sharing in the joy and merriment of life,' says frontman Gabe Douglas.

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Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Jessica Lea Mayfield sings to empower

Jessica Lea Mayfield performs in The Current studio

Jessica Lea Mayfield's new album, 'Sorry Is Gone', seems to have arrived at just the right time. As news headlines are filled with more and more people coming forward with accounts of abuse and harassment, Mayfield's new album is an empowering body of work. 'I feel like the more people that speak up, the better, especially when you're speaking up for yourself,' Mayfield says. Listen to Jessica Lea Mayfield's complete in-studio session to hear songs from the album and the story behind it.

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Lukas Nelson performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Lukas Nelson performs at Radio Heartland

Although Lukas Nelson grew up on the tour bus of his legendary father, Willie, the 28-year-old singer never felt it was expected of him to carry on the family legacy. That said, Lukas fell into the family business and now tours with his own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real. Lukas Nelson recently brought his acoustic guitar into our studio to play a couple tunes and talk about the self-titled album from him and his band.

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Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform at Iceland Airwaves

Emiliana Torrini and the Colorist perform on The Current

The Current enjoyed two fantastic days of live performances and interviews from the Gotubarinn pub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform their song, 'Thinking Out Loud,' recorded as it was broadcast live to The Current's listeners.

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Watch Asgeir performing at Iceland Airwaves

Asgeir performing on The Current, live from Akureyri in Iceland

The Current enjoyed a fantastic day of live performances and interviews from the Gotubarinn pub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Watch Asgeir perform his song, 'Stardust,' recorded as it was broadcast live to The Current's listeners. Be sure to join Mark Wheat on Friday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time for more from the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Brothers

Jackson 5

Malcolm Young, AC/DC guitarist and co-founder, passed away this weekend at age of 64. This afternoon, Jill and Brian will be interviewing Liam Gallagher of Oasis. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that feature brothers?

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