Mark McGee is a key player in the ever-evolving experimental music scene


Mark McGee’s name might not be instantly recognizable to some Twin Cities music fans, but the many different projects he’s involved in certainly are. McGee, who typically performs as Makr, is the creative force behind both To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie and Father You See Queen, as well as being a dynamic contributor to the…

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Chris Mars’ latest short film, ‘In Hanford,’ to be screened at Sundance


Artist and musician Chris Mars, known to Minnesota music fans as a founding member and drummer for the Replacement, has spent much of his time since leaving the music industry crafting striking, surrealist imagery in both paintings and animated films. His most recent film, In Hanford, was completed last year and explores the real-life events…

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Live Virtual Session: The Beths

Live Virtual Session - The Beths

The Current's Jade hosted a Live Virtual Session with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of the Beths, connecting from their rehearsal space in New Zealand. Stokes and Pearce said that they are looking forward to playing new songs live and seeing how people react to them.

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Live Virtual Session: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo - Live Virtual Session

Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo connected with The Current's Sean McPherson from Paris, where Kidjo has been spending time with her family throughout the duration of the global pandemic. Kidjo talks about some of her influences and performs three songs that reflect those influences.

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Live Virtual Session: Indigo Girls

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The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - join host Andrea Swensson for a Live Virtual Session, playing songs from their new album, 'Look Long.' Ray and Saliers also talk about current events and their longtime, ongoing activism.

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Live Virtual Session: Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams - Live Virtual Session

From her home in East Nashville, Tenn., singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams connects The Current's Bill DeVille to talk about and play songs from her latest album, 'Good Souls Better Angels.'

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Coffee Break: Hair

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For today's 9:30 Coffee Break we want to put the spotlight on hair. What songs do you want to hear that mention hair or hairstyles?

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Walkman

Today in Music History: Sony introduced the Walkman


Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the army; Frank Sinatra had a No. 1 hit with 'Strangers in the Night'; David Bowie received his fourth Gold Record; Sony introduced the Walkman; and Ian Curtis's gravestone was stolen', Today in Music History.

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