Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

First Listen: Sharon Van Etten, 'Are We There'


'Are We There' is a record of undeniable brilliance, a tough yet bracing listen that shows Van Etten reaching new heights as a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. Hear the entire album before its release on May 27, 2014.

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haley bonar in studio

Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio


With a new album, 'Last War', scheduled for release on May 20, and an album-release party tonight (May 16) at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Haley Bonar came to The Current's studio to play some new songs and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Friday Five: Art-a-Whirl edition


For the past four years, we’ve aligned Minnesota Music Day, (where we play nothing but local musicians on The Current) with the Saturday of Art-a-Whirl weekend. So what better way to synch things up than to pick some unseen videos of folks headlining (or just playing) the various stages around town. It’s called synergy, people.…

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9:30 Coffee Break: Five


In honor of our five years as a Morning Show we're looking for your suggestions for song with five or 5 in the title. What should we play for the 9:30 Coffee Break?

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The Current: Music News

Music News: Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac over firing

Fleetwood Mac at the MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony in 2018.

Lindsey Buckingham has sued his former Fleetwood Mac bandmates over being fired from the band. Also, activists who convinced Lorde to cancel an Israel show are being ordered to pay damages, and a Wu-Tang origin story is coming to Hulu. Plus, new music from Kurt Vile, Ella Mai, Angelique Kidjo, and Yoko Ono.

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The Current Music News

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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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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Shakey Graves performs in The Current studio

Shakey Graves in The Current studio

Just ahead of his Saturday show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., Shakey Graves -- aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia -- stopped over at The Current to play a few songs and to chat with host Mac Wilson.

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Flora Cash perform in The Current studio

Flora Cash perform in The Current studio

Flora Cash's song, 'You're Somebody Else,' seems to have taken the world by storm, but the Stockholm-based duo comprising Shpersa Lleshaj and Cole Randall take it in stride. ' We're just doing what we always have done,' Randall says, 'but we're just busier.' Ahead of a show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Flora Cash stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Early R.E.M.: Stipe, Mills, Berry, Buck

Today in Music History: R.E.M.'s 'Monster' goes No. 1


Buddy Holly opened for Elvis Presley; Keith Richards got in some trouble in France; ABBA played their first concert in North America; R.E.M. had a 'Monster' of an album; Madonna was asked not to text during movies; and Radiohead had a major album hit 15 years ago Today in Music History.

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