Jenny Lewis

First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'


The Voyager's clever (but never too-clever) sound builds an open structure within which Lewis can explore her current fascination: the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.

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Today’s Music News: Jimi Hendrix masters set free, and more


After decades of litigation, 88 studio recordings made by Jimi Hendrix as a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires between 1965 and 1967 have finally been cleared for release and will soon be available for fans of the legendary guitarist to hear. This isn’t all “before he became Jimi” stuff: some of the recordings…

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Paisley Park: My first visit to Prince’s music mecca, courtesy of 3RDEYEGIRL


Technically speaking, Saturday night wasn’t my first visit to Paisley Park—Prince’s studio and performance space in Chanhassen, Minnesota. I’d been there a couple of months ago, with the okay of the management, to take external photos of the facility. Paisley Park at night, though, is a whole different story. For one thing, it’s purple. “Whoa!”…

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In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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Jain performs in The Current studio

Jain visits The Current

Jain returns to The Current's studio, bearing new songs and a sentimental favorite. Tonight, she'll play a sold-out show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. But first, she stopped in to talk with Mac Wilson and perform "Makeba," "Inspecta," and "Alright."

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Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Courtney Pierre has a debut solo album, 'In The Drink,' releasing Friday, Oct. 12. Just ahead of that release, Pierre and his band stopped at The Current to play songs from the new record and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie live in concert at the Palace Theatre

Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul

Death Cab for Cutie played the second of two shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Thank You for Today,' on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Current streamed live video of Death Cab's entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Watch CHVRCHES live in concert at the Palace Theatre

Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES in concert at the Palace Theatre

CHVRCHES played the second of two sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Love Is Dead.' We streamed live video of CHVRCHES' entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Animated bands

The Beatles in animated form in 'Yellow Submarine.'

We are lucky enough to have a special guest coming by the show today - Ron Campbell, legendary animator, who did animations for Sesame Street, the Yellow Submarine feature film, and The Beatles TV series, among so many others. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have been at one point animated?

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Peter Tosh

Today in Music History: Remembering Peter Tosh on his birthday


Bowie released 'Pin-Ups'; A-ha became the first Norwegian act to have a No. 1 U.S. single; Noel Gallagher played his first live gig with Oasis; Nirvana hit No. 1 with a live compilation album; Johnny Marr had an academic turn; and Peter Tosh was born, Today in Music History.

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