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Construction is set to begin next month for the first phase of a long-planned Jimi Hendrix Park in the legendary guitarist’s home town of Seattle. The “Little Wing” portion of the park will feature a timeline of Hendrix’s career in the shape of a guitar and is scheduled to open this fall. The Jimi Hendrix…
In support of her forthcoming album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit, singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett performed at The Current's Public Radio Day Stage at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Kansas City-based guitar-and-vocal duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear kick out a soulful strand of folk music. With a debut album set for a May 19 release, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear perform on the Public Radio Day Stage at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Fiercely proud of their Southern California roots, Best Coast perform at the Public Radio Day Stage at the 2015 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Their next album, 'California Nights', comes out on May 4.
In support of his new album Fear and Saturday Night, singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham performed at The Current's Public Radio Day Stage at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas.
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.
On 'Thrashing Thru The Passion,' The Hold Steady grip tight to their core ingredients: thundering guitar riffs accompanied by the unmistakable timbre of Craig Finn's vocals - and they sound better than ever.
Touring in support of their latest album, 'Living Mirage,' three members of Seattle-based six-piece The Head and the Heart visited The Current to play an acoustic set of songs and to talk music with host Sean McPherson.
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.
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.
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.
For the latest episode of The Current Rewind, local rapper Tou SaiK Lee sat down with a father and daughter pair, Ernest and Missy Whiteman, who are both artists working in Minnesota. Tou SaiK is Hmong, and Ernest and Missy are Hinono'ei; all three artists use their respective mediums to create art that bridges generations in their cultures.
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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?
Ben Shepherd was born; AC/DC got cheap and dirty; Queen went to No. 1; David Bowie hit No. 1 for the first time in the U.S.; and Kate Bush scored her first U.K. hit album, Today in Music History.
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