The Crystal Skulls

Crystal Skulls - in studio


Two albums in twenty-four months may seem rather aggressive to most, but it's just part of how the four-piece from Washington approach their music.

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Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: The Future of Minnesota's Environment


Steve Seel discusses personal environment decisions with Larry Baker, Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center, Kristin Nelson, assistant professor for the Department of Forest Resources and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and John Curry, campaign director for the Minnesota Campaign for Conservation.

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South

South - in studio


South, a trio who hail from London, share keyboard, guitar, bass and percussion duties. And they change music styles just like they change instruments.

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Adam Brevin of She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge - in studio


Do you think that Fred Durst has good taste? Well, he may not seem like the hippest guy around these days, but he did manage to sign L.A.'s She Wants Revenge to his imprint for Geffen after they were introduced to him by Balthazar Getty.

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Guy Garvey, lead singer of the band Elbow

Elbow - in studio


Known for their unique sound and the deeply personal lyrics of singer Guy Garvey, Elbow have received vast critical acclaim and been endorsed by major artists REM, U2, and Blur.

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Dave Hamelin of the band The Stills

The Stills - in studio


The Stills are a Canadian rock band consisting of members Tim Fletcher, Dave Hemlin, Liam O'Neil and Oliver Crowe. They have known each other since the age of 12 and played in various bands prior to forming the Stills in 2000.

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Jesse Hughes of the band Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal - in studio


Fans of The Eagles of Death Metal might hate this comparison, but it's going to be made anyway: they're a little like Andrew WK. They are about making rock n' roll, drinking, girls, partying, and fun.

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Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Jessica Lea Mayfield sings to empower

Jessica Lea Mayfield performs in The Current studio

Jessica Lea Mayfield's new album, 'Sorry Is Gone', seems to have arrived at just the right time. As news headlines are filled with more and more people coming forward with accounts of abuse and harassment, Mayfield's new album is an empowering body of work. 'I feel like the more people that speak up, the better, especially when you're speaking up for yourself,' Mayfield says. Listen to Jessica Lea Mayfield's complete in-studio session to hear songs from the album and the story behind it.

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Lukas Nelson performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Lukas Nelson performs at Radio Heartland

Although Lukas Nelson grew up on the tour bus of his legendary father, Willie, the 28-year-old singer never felt it was expected of him to carry on the family legacy. That said, Lukas fell into the family business and now tours with his own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real. Lukas Nelson recently brought his acoustic guitar into our studio to play a couple tunes and talk about the self-titled album from him and his band.

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Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform at Iceland Airwaves

Emiliana Torrini and the Colorist perform on The Current

The Current enjoyed two fantastic days of live performances and interviews from the Gotubarinn pub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform their song, 'Thinking Out Loud,' recorded as it was broadcast live to The Current's listeners.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Family bands

The Partridge Family

David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, passed away yesterday at the age of 67. In honor of David, and in honor of Thanksgiving and time spent with loved ones, what family bands do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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