Theft of the Dial: Robyn Hitchcock


It was a thrill of a lifetime for me to welcome indie-rock statesman Robyn Hitchcock to the DJ booth for a Theft of the Dial today. He was all the things he has the reputation for being: elegant, funny, genteel, and surreal. And he was a great DJ! Listener Mike wrote in during the session and asked, "Steve - can you get him in once a week?"

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Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn & John perform in The Current studios


Although their breakout success came with "Writer's Block" in 2006, Peter Bjorn and John had been flexing their Swedish musical muscles for years before, and in their latest release they prove they'll be flexing for many years to come.

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Andrew Bird

Theft of the Dial: Andrew Bird


Right after performing an awesome set in our UBS Forum and being grilled by Steve Seel, Andrew very kindly let me guide him through the process of being a DJ.

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Giveaways

The Current: Music News

Music News: Bandcamp announces vinyl-pressing service

Colored vinyl at a pressing plant in England, 2017.

Bandcamp is launching a new service described as 'like Kickstarter for vinyl.' Also today, Jade and Jay round up new releases by Lizzo, Cage the Elephant, and Jade Bird. Plus, Jay talks about the singing-competition drama 'Teen Spirit,' and we dig into the musical highlights of Beyonce's new live album.

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The Current Sessions®

Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Royalty for Prince

Prince Piano and a Microphone

Sunday is the anniversary of Prince's death and we'll be remembering him with special content on both The Current and Purple Current. But for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands you want to hear that mention a royal title?

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