Bob Dylan’s next Bootleg Series set will focus on his Christian era

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Bob Dylan was raised Jewish in Duluth and Hibbing, Minnesota — but in his 30s, he found a new religion. From the late 1970s through the early 1980s, Dylan was a practicing born-again Christian, and that became a central fact animating his songwriting for three albums that have since become known among fans as “the…

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Giveaway: Arcade Fire suite giveaway

Arcade Fire

The Current is giving away tickets to a suite for the Arcade Fire concert at the Xcel Energy Center on October 29. We are also offering a special $18.93 ticket for this show.

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Event: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

Rise of the Minneapolis Sound

On October 28th, join The Current's own Andrea Swensson as she celebrates the release of her debut book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound with musical guests Andre Cymone, Wee Willie Walker, Wanda Davis, PaviElle and Nooky Jones.

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The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

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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Lowland Hum perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Lowland Hum perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Lowland Hum -- a folk duo from Charlottesville, Va., comprising Lauren and Daniel Goans -- released their latest album, 'Thin,' in on Feb. 10, 2017. In the run-up to a show at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Lowland Hum stopped in our studio to share a few tunes and to talk about life on the road.

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Do You Remember? A podcast about Hüsker Dü

Podcast: Do You Remember?


This documentary podcast explores Hüsker Dü’s formative years and legacy through rare exclusive interviews with the band, as well as those who were around in the beginning and notable artists who’ve drawn inspiration from the band. We’ll also dive into recordings from Numero Group’s new remastered box set of the band’s early releases, demos and live recordings.

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The Current Sessions®

Spoon share tunes and thoughts from 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon in The Current studio

In town for back-to-back sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon wandered over to The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Daniel and Fischel played stripped-down versions of songs from 'Hot Thoughts' and from 2014's 'They Want My Soul,' and Daniel talked about what has made Spoon such an enduring band.

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J. Roddy Walston & the Business play songs from their forthcoming album

J. Roddy Walston & The Business in studio

It's been four years since J. Roddy Walston and the Business released their last album, but on Sept. 29, they'll release their fourth studio album, 'Destroyers Of The Soft Life.' In town to play a show at First Avenue, J. Roddy Walston and the Business stopped at The Current to play songs from the forthcoming record, in a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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The War on Drugs share old and new songs at the Turf Club

The War on Drugs MicroShow

On Aug. 12, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with The War on Drugs, who performed at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Attendees of the concert were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event. The War on Drugs performed a set that included songs from their back catalogue as well as tunes from their new album, 'A Deeper Understanding.'

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Stringed instruments

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According to the internet, today is National String Cheese Day. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature stringed instruments?

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