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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The Current: Music News

Music News: Peter Tork of the Monkees dies at 77

Peter Tork takes the mic with the Monkees in London, 1967.

Monkees bassist Peter Tork has died at age 77. Also in the news today: the 1975 win big at the Brits, and actor/singer Jussie Smollett is arrested in Chicago. Plus, Jade and Jay spotlight new releases from Better Oblivion Community Center, Gary Clark Jr., Sleaford Mods, and Yola.

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The Current Sessions®

Sunflower Bean perform in The Current studio


Less than a year after the release of their most recent full-length album, New York band Sunflower Bean dropped an EP, 'King of the Dudes.' The new release exudes a sense of fun. 'We ended up really experimenting with a different side of ourselves,' explains Sunflower Bean's Julia Cummings when the band stopped in for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Dorothy perform in The Current studio

Dorothy perform in The Current studio

The band Dorothy's latest album, '28 Days in the Valley,' was produced by none other than Linda Perry, the extraordinary producer and songwriter (and former 4 Non Blondes frontperson) behind massive hits for artists like Pink and Christina Aguilera. Dorothy recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Abby Jeanne performs in The Current studio

Abby Jeanne performs at The Current

A rising musician out of Milwaukee, Abby Jeanne recently released a new album, 'Music Box Dancer.' Although Jeanne is a multi-instrumentalist, she says her primary instrument is her voice -- and on hearing these soulful songs, that becomes abundantly clear. Before Abby Jeanne performs at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Jan. 30, she and her band stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Bees!

Honeybees

Jill, Eric and Anna are obsessed with a story over at MPR News about the world's largest bee - spotted in Indonesia and recorded at an inch and a half long, with a tongue that's almost an inch long. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bee songs and bands do you want to hear?

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Black and White David Bowie

Today in Music History: David Bowie mimes before T. Rex


Elvis Presley was at No. 1 with 'Rock-A- Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love'; MTV dedicated a full 22 hours broadcast to The Monkees; Andy Warhol died; The Beatles recorded "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"; and David Bowie opened for T. Rex, Today in Music History.

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