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Today’s Music News: Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaborate on new single

On New Year’s Eve, Kanye West released a new single, “Only One.” Collaborating on the track is none other than Paul McCartney, who plays keyboard. The tender track, a tribute to both Kanye’s daughter and his late mother, is what a spokesperson calls the first “publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between…

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2014: The Year in Photos

From our ninth birthday party in January to a momentous two-day Rock the Garden all the way to December’s final Doomtree blowout, 2014 was a banner year for The Current and for Minnesota’s thriving music scene—and our photographers worked to capture it all. Here are some of the year’s most memorable photos, with titles linking to each…

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Watch Atmosphere’s ominous new video for ‘January on Lake Street’

Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! If you just can’t shake that nagging feeling like the world is about to end and we’re all about to die, then this Atmosphere video might be for you. In the gorgeous new video for the song “January on Lake Street” from last year’s Southsiders, director Braden Lee…

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Top Songs of 2014

Top 89 Songs of 2014

We asked, you voted! All December long listeners of The Current voted for their favorite songs of 2014, and the results are in for our annual Top 89 poll! Listen as we count down the Top 89 Songs of 2014 on Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to midnight and again on New Year's Day from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. CST!

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Best New Artists of 2014

Who were your favorite new artists of 2014? We asked, and you voted, and here are the top ten new artists according to you.

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March Music Madness


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The Current Sessions®

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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Wolf Parade perform a Microshow at Icehouse in Minneapolis

Wolf Parade Microshow at Icehouse

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Wolf Parade recorded what may have been the loudest Microshow to date as they played a live set at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The audience consisted of lucky winners who had entered for a chance to attend this intimate performance.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: International Transgender Day of Visibility


March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're going to put a spotlight on some trans artists you should check out.

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