Friday Five: Shredders, Porcupine, and more new Minnesota music videos

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Shredders – “Suburban Base” Shredders have had a busy month. The Doomtree offshoots released their second album, Great Hits, on Aug. 30. The same day, they performed a half-hour set at the State Fair and filmed a culinary explosion with The Current. This week, they’ve dropped a tricked-out “Suburban Base” video directed by Paper Tiger…

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The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

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A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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Coffee Break: Encourage and empower

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September 12 is National Day of Encouragement, started by a group of Arkansas teenagers in 2007 in order to counter what they felt was the biggest problem facing youth and society today -- the lack of encouragement. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that encourage or empower?

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