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Today’s Music News: Buddy Holly hologram to go on tour


When the company Hologram USA recently announced a posthumous Liberace hologram tour, they promised that other artists were coming soon. Now, we have the next tour announcement: a Buddy Holly hologram tour, authorized by Holly’s widow, will kick off in 2016 with a show in the rocker’s native state of Texas. “I am so excited that my…

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Music News: Stevie Wonder visits ailing Aretha Franklin

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Steve Perry of Journey is back with new music, and he also has a great Prince story. Also today: an Aretha Franklin update; Pearl Jam raise millions for homeless; Aerosmith book Vegas residency; songwriter credits come to Spotify; and a viral hit about cows. Yes, cows.

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Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

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Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.

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Coffee Break: Solo albums

Steve Perry at The Current

From time to time an artist will take a little break from his or her band to make a solo album. Steve Perry has recently announced his new album 'Traces' which means that Jill got to talk to one of her heroes this week. And Thom Yorke is coming into town in December with his solo act. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from solo albums from people that are normally part of a band?

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