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Hippo Campus follow up successful SXSW run with Conan appearance


It’s hard to believe that Hippo Campus only formed a year and a half ago and released their debut EP, Bashful Creatures, in November. Tonight, the St. Paul quartet of 19- and 20-year-olds will make their late-night television debut as the musical guests on Conan. “We like Hippo Campus so much, we’re starting a tribute…

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First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'Carrie & Lowell'


A prolific, wide-ranging singer-songwriter crafts an intimate memorial to his late mother, who died three years ago. Stream Sufjan Stevens' forthcoming album, 'Carrie & Lowell', before its March 31 release date.

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Today in Music History: Happy birthday, Nick Lowe


Billboard published its first U.S. LP chart; Elvis joined the Army; Lou Reed was bitten by a fan; the Bee Gees had their 8th U.S. chart-topper; and songwriter extraordinaire Nick Lowe celebrates his birthday, Today in Music History.

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Viet Cong perform live in The Current studio


In the run-up to the March 23 episode of New Hot, host David Safar welcomed members of the Calgary post-punk band Viet Cong into the studio to record some in-studio versions of tunes off their self-titled debut album. Stream those tracks, and watch a video of a performance of 'Silhouettes'.

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Vote for The Black Keys' top songs

The Black Keys.

Help celebrate the return of The Black Keys to the Twin Cities by helping us compile their best songs, and you'll be entered for a chance to win tickets to a meet-and-greet and a guitar signed by the band.

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Joseph sing their truth in The Current studio

Joseph perform in The Current studio

Joseph's second album, 'Good Luck, Kid,' out now, features the song, 'Fighter,' which explores how conflict itself may be necessary to move past it. 'Not saying your truth just makes you further apart from each other,' Joseph's Natalie Schepman explains. Joseph visited The Current for a session as their tour in support of the new album is getting underway.

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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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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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Coffee Break: Sisters

Joseph perform at The Current's 12th Birthday

Sister trio Joseph is in town tonight playing First Ave, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have sisters in them?

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