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9:30 Coffee Break: Zero


What songs feature the number "zero" in their title? We'll play some for your suggestions for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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The Top 20 Local Releases Of 2013


Back in November, we asked listeners to vote on their top local releases of 2013. We received just shy of 4,000 ballots for the poll, and it became apparent quickly just how many great releases the Minnesota music community put out this year. As promised, we counted down the top 20 on The Local Show…

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New Year’s Eve 2013: Where to see live music in Minneapolis and St. Paul


Tuesday, December 31, is jam-packed with ways to celebrate yet another thriving year for the Twin Cities music scene. Whether you’re in the mood for a low-key hangout or an extravagant night on the town, there are plenty of events to make this a memorable New Year’s Eve. (On the radio, we’ll be counting down our…

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Friday Five: Polica, Estate, Allan Kingdom, and more new MN videos


Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but with the short holiday week and the stressful awesomeness of running from party to work to party, I can barely concentrate today. How are we expected to do anything productive this time of year? About the only thing that gets me through a distracted day like today…

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Ten great roots records you might have missed in 2013


2013 was a spectacular year for roots musicians, filled with innovative albums that harken back to the greats of old and push the boundaries of the genre into new territories. Here are ten fantastic roots albums that might have flown beneath your radar this year. In addition to watching the videos below, you can also…

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Coffee Break: Scott Walker's influence

Scott Walker

Scott Walker - singer-songwriter, composer and record producer who came to fame as part of The Walker Brothers - has died at the age of 76. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were influenced by Scott Walker in one way or another?

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Today in Music History: Bjork debuted her swan dress


Bjork wore a swan dress and egg purse, then took eight years off; Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was pulled from the sea after a scary encounter in a riptide; Bono was a character witness for Peter Buck; Prince took home an Oscar for the music of 'Purple Rain'; and country musician Buck Owens died, Today in Music History.

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