Tegan and Sara

A wave of new sounds: 5 new tracks you'll hear on The Current

This week we kick off another fall member drive here at The Current, but that doesn't mean there's nothing else exciting going on. Check out some of the great new music we've added to our mix from artists like Tegan and Sara and A.C. Newman alongside relative newcomers Dark Dark Dark and Lavender Diamond.

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2012 Presidential Debate: Share your favorite political songs

Tonight is the first presidential debate of 2012. MPR News will have full coverage as we get closer to the debate's 8 p.m. start time, but in the meantime, The Current thought we'd have some fun with the occasion by asking our listeners for their favorite political songs.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: People have the power

People with raised fists.

This week we have centered Coffee Break themes around cleaning up, neighbors, change, revolution, and now after two weeks of unrest in the Twin Cities and beyond, it seems time for a theme centered around the understanding that "people have the power".

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Rage Against the Machine at the Target Center

Today in Music History: Rage went No. 1 with 'Evil Empire'

Rage Against The Machine went No. 1 with 'Evil Empire'; Richard Butler was born; Elvis Presley's televised gyrations caused a stir; Roy Oribson went to No. 1 with 'Running Scared'; Paul McCartney released an album with a side of coffee; Bob Dylan graduated from Hibbing High School; U2 performed and recorded at Red Rocks, Today in Music History.

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