Bob Mould

Bob Mould Live in the UBS Forum


Bob Mould, co-founder of the seminal Minneapolis punk band Husker Du, as well as the hit-making alt rock group Sugar, has written an autobiography. It's called "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody." He read from the new book, talked with Mary Lucia and played a few songs in the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio.

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Okkervil River

Okkervil River In-Studio Performance


Taking their name from a short story written by Russian author, Tatyana Tolstaya, the Austin, Texas folk-rock band could literally be called a garage band - they recorded their debut album in a garage before being signed to Jagjaguwar records where they released four more critically-acclaimed records.

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Roe Family Singers

Roe Family Singer perform in The Current studio


The Roe Family Singers have long been a mainstay at the 331 Club playing every Monday night, minus two, for the past six years. Formed by the husband and wife duo of Quillan and Kim Roe in 2004, now nine members strong the Roe Family Singers are fine tuned folk organization including a musical saw and jug player.

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The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart perform live in The Current studio


"Soaring vocals" seems to be how Seattle's The Head and the Heart tend to be characterized in many of its music reviews. Writers use those words to describe the multiple part harmonies anchored in solid songwriting that are all over their debut, self-titled release on Sub Pop Records.

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My Morning Jacket

Interview with My Morning Jacket


As most of you know by now, My Morning Jacket is one of the headlining bands for this year's Rock the Garden. Yesterday, the band joined us in The Current Studios for an interview. They talk about their appearance on the FOX television show American Dad, their latest album and more.

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David Bazan

David Bazan performs live in The Current studio


David Bazan, who led Pedro the Lion and dabbled in side projects like The Headphones and Undertow Orchestra, began his solo career in 2009 when he released "Curse Your Branches," which touched on personal themes like faith and family. With his latest album "Strange Negotiations," Bazan has changed his songwriting focus from personal struggles to larger, societal struggles including themes of the current political and social climate.

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Sandra Bernhard

Theft of the Dial: Sandra Bernhard


A few weeks ago, Sandra Bernhard was in town along with her pal, Rosanne Cash for a Wits appearance at The Fitzgerald Theater. She took a few minutes to drop by for a Theft Of The Dial session before that show.

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The Current Sessions®

Watch Sleater-Kinney in concert at the Palace Theatre

Sleater-Kinney live at the Palace Theatre with graphic layer

Touring in support of their 10th studio album, 'The Center Won't Hold,' Sleater-Kinney played a sold-out concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Current was on hand to provide a live video stream of the concert; watch the archived video (available for a limited time).

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

The Current Rewind

A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

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Yesterday the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its class of 2020 nominees. You can cast your fan vote and support your favorite nominees, but in the meantime, let us know what songs you want to hear from this year's nominees for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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Elton John's memoir 'Me.'

Rock and Roll Book Club: Elton John's 'Me'


This isn't one of those music memoirs written on a mission. It's one of those that feels like you're sitting next to the author on a long airplane ride; he starts telling his story at the beginning and then continues right up to the present day, stopping at every great anecdote.

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