Live Virtual Session: The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks, Live Virtual Session

On the week of the release of their latest album, 'XOXO,' the Jayhawks performed a very special Live Virtual Session for The Current. Between songs, frontman Gary Louris talks with host Bill DeVille about the new album.

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Behind the Scenes: Longshot’s visual EP ‘I’m Saying’


“This is not about me. This is not about Cody [Colton Otte]. This is about George Floyd. This is about Ahmaud Arbrey. This is about Elijah McClain. This is about Toyin [Salau]. This is about every Black person who has been murdered because of systematic oppression.” Those are the words of MC Longshot regarding his…

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Ongoing community aid efforts in the Twin Cities


The Twin Cities community has been impacted deeply by the killing of George Floyd. In the wake of tragedy, many forms of neighborly support have surfaced. We’ve compiled a list of ongoing efforts that are seeking and offering aid locally. Donation and Distribution Sites Interactive map of sites in the Twin Cities taking donations and…

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Phone a friend: Musicians share how they're doing during coronavirus crisis

Jill Riley, host of The Current's Morning Show.

For the last couple of weeks on The Current's Morning Show we've been having our musician friends call in from their homes all across the country and beyond. It's been so nice to hear their voices and get some insight into what is happening in towns across the nation and what the lives of musicians look like right now.

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Lady A the band sue Lady A the singer

The trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum

The country trio changed their name from Lady Antebellum last month, saying they were 'regretful and embarrassed' by racist history. But they're now in a legal fight with a Black artist over the moniker.

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Live Virtual Session: The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks, Live Virtual Session

On the week of the release of their latest album, 'XOXO,' the Jayhawks performed a very special Live Virtual Session for The Current. Between songs, frontman Gary Louris talks with host Bill DeVille about the new album.

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Live Virtual Session: The Beths

Live Virtual Session - The Beths

The Current's Jade hosted a Live Virtual Session with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of the Beths, connecting from their rehearsal space in New Zealand. Stokes and Pearce said that they are looking forward to playing new songs live and seeing how people react to them.

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Live Virtual Session: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo - Live Virtual Session

Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo connected with The Current's Sean McPherson from Paris, where Kidjo has been spending time with her family throughout the duration of the global pandemic. Kidjo talks about some of her influences and performs three songs that reflect those influences.

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Live Virtual Session: Indigo Girls

Live Virtual Session - Indigo Girls updated graphic

The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - join host Andrea Swensson for a Live Virtual Session, playing songs from their new album, 'Look Long.' Ray and Saliers also talk about current events and their longtime, ongoing activism.

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Coffee Break: International Rock Day

A tall stack of rocks is silhouetted against a blue sky.

July 13 is International Rock Day -- we're talking the stone variety. As in, minerals, sediment, Earth, etc. But we aren't geologists over here...our specialty is music. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention rock music?

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Black Sabbath

Today in Music History: Black Sabbath played their first gig


The Stones played their first gig outside London; the first disco single hit No. 1; Duran Duran had a hit based on a James Bond theme; Michael Jackson shared a preview of 'Bad'; Rod Stewart was awarded a CBE; and Black Sabbath played their first gig, Today in Music History.

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