It's The Current's Time Machine Weekend

Time Machine Weekend

Gather round the radio and hop into the Time Machine this weekend and relive years past and present through music. We set the dials and take a musical trip through a specific year each hour. It's a Time Machine Weekend, starting Wednesday morning at 10 and running all throughout the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at The Current!

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#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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New music festival marks ‘Big Turn’ for Red Wing

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When you imagine Minnesota in February, what comes to mind? Maybe live music isn’t the first thing to pop up, but a new music festival in Red Wing is hoping to change that. Big Turn Music Fest will take place in downtown Red Wing on Feb. 16 and 17, and will feature nearly 100 bands…

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Fritz the 2017 Twin Cities Turkey, by Corey Sweeter (homepage crop)

Happy Thanksgiving from The Current


Happy Thanksgiving from The Current! To help you celebrate the day, or to give you a moment of zen, freelance illustrator and The Current listener Corey Sweeter has provided a 2017 edition of Fritz the Turkey for you to print and color in any way you'd like.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot


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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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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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Family bands

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David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, passed away yesterday at the age of 67. In honor of David, and in honor of Thanksgiving and time spent with loved ones, what family bands do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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