Dolly Parton

Today in Music History: Dolly records an iconic song


Col. Tom Parker became Elvis's boss; Carole King had a huge album hit; Andy Gibb had a singles-chart first; NKOTB scored their first No. 1 hit; Springsteen proved he is a marathon man; and Dolly Parton recorded one of her signature songs, Today in Music History.

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Today’s Music News: Hot Chip release Peanuts-themed shirts


With the approval of the estate of Charles M. Schulz, Hot Chip have released a line of limited-edition shirts inspired by 1960s designs featuring the Peanuts characters. (Pitchfork) The Foo Fighters have cancelled all remaining European tour dates, including a slot at the Glastonbury festival, as Dave Grohl recovers from a broken leg he suffered due to a fall…

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JD McPherson band

Talking 'Bout the All-American: JD McPherson


Singer-songwriter JD McPherson and his band demonstrate a work ethic befitting musicians and music that comes from America's less mythologized, more salt-of-the-earth places. 'We're playing a lot of shows,' McPherson says, 'but you know what? It's all good.' JD McPherson plays Rock the Garden on Sunday, June 21. Before then, get to know a bit more about this hard-working singer-songwriter.

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Bully

First Listen: Bully, 'Feels Like'


Sweet and fizzy, barbed and aggressive, these are speeding-with-the-windows-down songs. But they also feel true to the life of the charismatic ball of nerves at their core.

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Music News: Eagles eclipse Michael Jackson for best-selling album

Eagles' 'Greatest Hits' and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'

The Eagles' 'Greatest Hits 1971-75' is now the all-time best-selling album; Lana Del Rey is defending her decision to book a show in Israel; and a public viewing is announced for Aretha Franklin. Also in today's news, Paul Oakenfold will play the first show at Stonehenge and Jack White says Tom Waits stole his watch. Plus, Lil Yachty and Donny Osmond sing the praises of canned ravioli.

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Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

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Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.

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Coffee Break: 7 Deadly Sins

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Thanks to Marshall for writing in with today's theme idea. He says, "The average Coffee Break is made up of seven songs. You know what else has 7? Deadly Sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that center around a deadly sin?

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Robert Plant

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday to Robert Plant


Bob Dylan released 'Slow Train Coming'; The Emotions topped the chart with 'Best of My Love'; Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen returned to the stage after a serious car accident; Steve Winwood rolled with a chart-topping album; and Robert Plant was born in West Bromwich, England, Today in Music History.

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