Teenage Kicks

The evolution of 'Teenage Kicks'

Host Jacquie Fuller takes us back to the very origins of the program 'Teenage Kicks', which could be traced to 1980s MTV telecasts as well as stops along the way in Texas, California and New Mexico. 'Teenage Kicks' marks five years on the air this weekend.

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9:30 Coffee Break: Fruit Salad

What fruit songs do you want to hear? We'll take your song selections and probably make a better sounding salad than the one in the New York Times article.

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Beaverdance cast photo

Weekend Arts Roundup: Dancing Beavers

MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about an allegorical play on modern warfare, an art gallery exhibit inspired by gardening, and a play featuring dancing beavers and a disguised Karl Marx.

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Today’s Music News: Interpol live-tweet Buffalo snowstorm

As you’ve probably heard, there is some extremely intense snow coming down right now in upstate New York. Interpol, who were riding through the area en route to play a show in Toronto, have been stuck in their bus for over two days—and are live-tweeting the whole thing. Fortunately, they tweeted, the bus was well-stocked with “dry goods…

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Sessions®

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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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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