Coffee Break: Ten


Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Pearl Jam's Ten. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from Ten do you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: The 30th Anniversary of Pearl Jam's 'Ten'


Elvis welcomed the Beatles into his home; Brian Epstein died at home in London; George Michael scored his eighth U.S. No. 1 single; Stevie Ray Vaughan died in Wisconsin; Alex Lifeson of Rush celebrates a birthday; and Pearl Jam released their debut album, 'Ten', Today in Music History.

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Tracking Twin Cities music venues’ vaccination requirements


With a rapidly-changing public health environment, an increasing number of music venues are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for entry. Below is a list of the latest expectations at many Twin Cities music venues. We’ll update this post as policies change, but please check venues’ websites to confirm their latest policies before purchasing tickets or heading…

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Coffee Break: Sights, sounds, and smells of the fair


Happy first day of the Minnesota State Fair! So many concerts, so many new foods to try, so many booths to visit. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the sights, sounds and smells of the fair?

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Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Shirley Manson


Frankie Valli had a No. 1 hit with 'Grease'; Ottawa declared it 'Paul Anka Day'; Sonny Bono entered politics officially; Blur had their first U.K. No. 1 single; Seal scored a great hit with the help of Batman; and Shirley Manson was born, Today in Music History.

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Michigander perform a seven-song #MicroShow set at Icehouse

Michigander - MicroShow

"It's good to be playing music again," said Jason Singer of Detroit's Michigander, who took the stage at Icehouse in Minneapolis with a seven-song #MicroShow set from across their discography, including tracks from their latest release, 'Everything Will Be OK Eventually'.

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Ya Tseen discuss collaborating in a spaceship, and not getting precious about it


Ya Tseen, the newest project from the multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist Nicholas Galanin, joins The Current to play songs from their debut record Indian Yard. Galanin and his longtime collaborator OCnotes discuss the making of the record, their spaceship recording studio in Sitka, Alaska, and the importance of not getting precious about your work in collaborations.

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LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session

LUMP - Virtual Session

LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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Coffee Break: Greatest Songs of All Time


For the first time in 17 years, Rolling Stone has updated their rankings of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, tell us what you think of their rankings! Who you think should've made the top 20?

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