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Stars perform in The Current studio

Montreal band Stars have released their seventh album, but on their most recent visit to The Current, they opened the in-studio set by covering "Here Comes a Regular" by the Replacements. "It is one of the greatest sad songs ever written," says Stars' vocalist Torquil Campbell. Check out the full session.

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Today’s Music News: Two major country music stars come out as gay

In a new interview, country star Ty Herndon came out as a “proud and happy gay man,” saying he remained closeted for decades because he would afraid that being openly gay would doom his career in country music; he even went so far as to marry twice, to women he says knew he was gay and were…

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Music making, body painting, app building: Meet the Band Famous

They make music. They make art. They make apps. The spontaneous formation of their band was livestreamed, and their entire debut EP was improvised. They’re the Band Famous, and they’d like your support. The musicians who perform under the names Norell, Zander, and Terry met in Minnesota in summer 2013. A mutual friend suggested that the…

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Peter Mayer stops by the Radio Heartland studio

Singer-songwriter Peter Mayer has a new album called 'Third Street'. His sold-out CD release show is Saturday, Nov. 22. Mayer stopped by Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra about the new album and other upcoming shows.

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Polica bring 'When We Stay Alive' to The Current studio

Before going on a tour which will start in England on Feb. 7, Poliça — comprising frontwoman Channy Leaneagh; Chris Bierden on bass and vocals; Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu on drums; and producer Ryan Olson — stopped by The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow

Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

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Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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Coffee Break: When I write the book

Jill Riley and Jay Gabler

Jay Gabler is joining us not only for Rock and Roll Book Club today but also for the morning as it's the penultimate day of the winter member drive. In honor of Jay, what songs do you want to hear that mention books or writing?

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