Connie Evingson and Group

Connie Evingson performs in The Current studios


Local jazz singer Connie Evingson has a new CD out, "Little Did I Dream" - a tribute to the witty local songwriter Dave Frishberg. This is not the first time Evingson has paid tribute to an artist with local roots, but she said she's always been a fan of Frishberg's and the project was long overdue.

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Neal Hagberg

Neal Hagberg performs in The Current studio


Over the past several years singing and touring with his wife Leandra, Neal Hagberg has collected ideas for songs that don't necessarily fit the "Neal and Leandra mold." In fact, the songs are a definite departure from the duo's act and are meant to make the listener feel a tad bit uncomfortable, and challenge fears and beliefs.

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Singer/Songwriter Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty performs in The Current studio


Mike Doughty began his music career as frontman for the band Soul Coughing in 1992. In 2008 Mike Doughty is back with a brand new album entitled, "Golden Delicious" and sounding better than ever.

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Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer performs in The Current studio


In her eleventh album, Carrie Newcomer continues on a constant journey through human relationships - relationships we have with each other and spiritual relationships within our own hearts. She admits to being a "theology nerd" and that her songs often ask really good questions, but leaving the answer lines open to the listener.

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Singer/Songwriter Gary Louris

Gary Louris performs in The Current studios


He's a founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and a member of the Midwest musical collective/side-project Golden Smog. His latest solo project is entitled "Vagabonds," with a scheduled release date of February 19, 2008.

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Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips

Dean and Britta performs in The Current studios


Former members of Luna Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips released "L'Avventura," an album of covers and duets produced by Tony Visconti. This was followed by Back Numbers, again with Visconti producing, in February 2007.

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Singer/Songwriter Keren Ann

Keren Ann performs in The Current studios


Keren Ann released her full-length debut, "La Biographie de Luka Philipsen," in 2000. La Biographie was received well in Europe and earned several nominations for the Victoires - the French equivalent of the Grammy - for Best New Discovery (Artist and Album) and Best Song of the Year.

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Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton

Dan Newton performs in The Current studios


Chances are, if you've heard any live music in the Twin Cities at any time you've seen Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton in his trademark hi-top Chuck Taylors playing the accordion. He's the founding member of several area bands including the Cafe Accordion Orchestra, the Rocking Pinecones, Jumbo Yaya and others.

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Bob Mould

Bob Mould performs in The Current studios


Bob Mould has written the song of his career! However it won't be on his new album, "District Line," but the former Husker Du guitarist/singer/songwriter Bob Mould played a snippet of it when he stopped by The Current.

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Music News: Eurovision lands in Tel Aviv, amid protests

Protesters calling for the boycott of Eurovision.

The annual Eurovision music contest is taking place in Tel Aviv, amid protests. Also in the news this week: Vampire Weekend hit number one, Soundgarden announce immersive film events, and punk pioneer Susan Beschta dies at 67. Plus, an interview with the Rock Bottom Remainders and a new book chronicles the history of Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" cover. Also, new releases from The National; Alex Lahey; Tyler, the Creator; and Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, Mick's got his moves-like-Jagger back.

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The Current Sessions®

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Los Angeles five-piece Local Natives' latest album, 'Violet Street,' was recorded with the band members playing together in the same room. 'We wanted the core of this album to be the five of us playing off each other,' says guitarist Taylor Rice. 'That was really integral to the album.' You can hear that collaborative sound in Local Natives' in-studio session here at The Current.

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The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Strings attached

Chastity Brown at Rock the Garden 2018.

Chastity Brown is dropping by the studio this morning to announce her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra on June 8. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with a string section or elements of a symphony orchestra?

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Jewel

Today in Music History: Jewel is 45


The Grateful Dead performed their first concert outside of North America, Smashing Pumpkins called it quits, Noel Gallagher walked out on Oasis, and The Beatles invented the music video, Today in Music History.

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