Low cover Rihanna, showcase songs from The Invisible Way at Pitchfork

Heading down to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder how Low would use their time on stage. As far as I know, it was their first major festival appearance since Rock the Garden last month, where they delivered a 27-minute, droning rendition of “Do You Know How to…

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Pizza Luce Block Party 2013 lineup announced

After a year-long hiatus, the Pizza Luce Block Party is returning this year with a new location and a gigantic lineup. The free, outdoor festival got a bit too big for its britches in its old Uptown location, so they’re bringing the party downtown and taking over the block in front of the pizza chain’s…

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Grant Hart

Grant Hart performs in The Current studios

Grant Hart may be most well-known for his time spent in Husker Du as the band's drummer, but his solo career has been keeping time for far longer than the lifespan of Husker Du. Hart stopped by our studios to play new songs from his ambitious double album 'The Argument.'

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

OMD cancel concert, talk band history

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys were set to play the Twin Cities Monday night, but had to cancel due to drummer Malcolm Holmes falling ill to heat exhaustion. Still, Humphries and McCluskey spoke about the making of their latest record 'English Electric' on NPR's Weekend Edition.

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9:30 Coffee Break: Skeleton

Thanks to listener Bob, from St. Paul, for giving us today's 9:30 Coffee Break suggestion. What skeleton songs would you like to hear today?

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Album Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Can Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros break free from the shadow of the behemoth success of their single "Home"? In their latest self-titled album, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros may have found something a little bit better: an album that can take the live essence of the band and feature it in a way that feels entirely sincere, experimental, and fun.

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March Music Madness


The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Valerie June

Live Virtual Session - Valerie June

In the absence of touring, The Current has launched Live Virtual Sessions, connecting you to artists where they are quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic. In this session, host Jade connects with singer-songwriter Valerie June, who is spending this time at her family home in Humboldt, Tennessee. Valerie June shares some songs and positive thoughts.

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Live Virtual Session: Lissie

Lissie - Live Virtual Session

Singer-songwriter Lissie connects with Jill Riley to perform a live virtual session, and also to talk about the ways she's staying creative and connecting with her fans during this time of quarantine.

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Best Coast play songs from 'Always Tomorrow' live in The Current studio

Best Coast perform in The Current studio

After a three-year gap since their last release, Best Coast are back with a new album 'Always Tomorrow.' Frontperson Bethany Cosentino expounds on that hopeful title. ' I think the overall theme of the album is very much the idea that at times we can be our own worst enemies, and learning to get out of our way and let life happen,' she says. Listen to Best Coast's full session, recorded live in The Current studio.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: John Prine covers

Singer-songwriter John Prine performs

John Prine has passed away at age 73 from complications related to COVID0-19. For his birthday last October we dove into a bunch of John Prine covers for the Coffee Break, so let's revisit more today. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what John Prine covers do you want to hear?

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