Ivy perform in studio


While they've been a band for over a decade, it's their side projects that make coming back to Ivy a delight. They joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to talk about their longevity and perform songs from their latest release.

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DeVotchka

Devotchka perform in studio


Blending elements of spaghetti westerns, gypsy, mariachi, and folk has lead the group to stand out amongst the recent crop of new bands. The group joined Mark Wheat to talk about their influences and perform a few songs.

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M. Ward

M. Ward performs in our studio


M. Ward joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to perform songs from his latest album, Transistor Radio. It's a concept album of sorts that addresses the conglomerization of commercial radio.

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Phoenix perform in studio


Thomas and Christian from French group Phoenix drop by the Current Studios to chat with Mary Lucia and perform acoustic versions of their songs.

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Jeff Hanson

Jeff Hanson performs in studio


Milwaukee, Wisconsin-native Jeff Hanson has been playing in a band since the age of 13, but it is only recently that he has gone the solo route. He joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to talk about his decision to go solo and perform songs from his latest self-titled album.

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Joseph Arthur performs in studio


Hailing from the same city as the likes of the Black Keys, Akron, Ohio-based singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform songs from his latest release, "Come to Where I'm From."

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The Hold Steady

Hold Steady performs in studio


They may call New York City their home now, but their the sights and sounds of their hometown of Minneapolis. The group joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform and discuss life in the big city.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform in studio


Having been born in Augusta, Georgia, the same town as the legendary James Brown, it should be no suprise that she's known to many as the "Queen of Funk." Sharon Jones brought the Daptones Record house band, the Dap Kings, into the Current studios to perform two songs.

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The Current Sessions®

Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Macalester College alumnus Will Sheff is frontman of the band Okkervil River. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sheff and company stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Eels perform in The Current studio

Eels perform in The Current studio

Following a four-year break from touring, Eels are back on the road following the release of their album, 'The Deconstruction.' 'It's so much fun to be doing this again,' says Mark Oliver Everett, aka E. 'I honestly think we might be doing our best shows ever right now.' Eels stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Field Report perform in The Current studio

Field Report perform in The Current studio

Having recently released their latest album, 'Summertime Songs,' Field Report's Chris Porterfield reflects on how the band are at a point in their career where they can play any variety of venue. From barns to festivals to arenas and more, 'We kind of do everything,' Porterfield says. Between a barn gig in Iowa and a Turf Club show in St. Paul, Field Report stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Garden songs

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Tomorrow is Rock the Garden and throughout the day you'll be hearing some great music from featured RTG artists past and present. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break in celebration of this event, what songs do you want to hear that mention something that might be found in a garden?

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Today in Music History: 'Sukiyaki' went No. 1


Kyu Sakamoto started a three-week run at No. 1 with "Sukiyaki,"; The Doors played in Minneapolis; Dire Straits topped the album charts; Nirvana released their debut album; the world said goodbye to Ella Fitzgerald; and the Beastie Boys hosted the Tibetan Freedom Concert, Today in Music History.

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