Smoking Marijuana

9:30 Coffee Break: Weed Party


Hundreds of people congregated under Seattle's Space Needle to count down to midnight. When midnight hit a ploom of smoke filled the air, because marijuana is now legal under Washington state law. We'll play songs that are blatantly about the act of smoking marijuana for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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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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The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Kathleen Edwards

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Kathleen Edwards joins The Current's Bill DeVille for a Live Virtual Session. The two talked about Edwards's return to music after several years' absence, about her recent collaboration with Maren Morris, and about her experiences running a coffee shop called Quitters.

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Live Virtual Session: Margo Price

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Margo Price joins The Current's Jill Riley for a Live Virtual Session to talk about writing her new record, fitting in the Nashville music scene, and her signing with Loma Vista Records. Hear tracks from Margo's new record, 'That's How Rumors Get Started.'

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Live Virtual Session: Lianne La Havas

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Lianne La Havas joins The Current's Sean McPherson for a Live Virtual Session to talk about and to play two songs from her 2020 self-titled release, releasing Friday. La Havas also plays a selection from her 2015 release, 'Blood.'

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Live Virtual Session: Sorry

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Asha Lorenz and Louis O'Bryen, the founding members of the British post-punk outfit Sorry, joined Mac Wilson for a virtual 3-song set and interview with The Current.

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Live Virtual Session: The Jayhawks

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On the week of the release of their latest album, 'XOXO,' the Jayhawks performed a very special Live Virtual Session for The Current. Between songs, frontman Gary Louris talks with host Bill DeVille about the new album.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Today in Music History: Ringo's 'It Don't Come Easy' went Gold


Ringo's 'It Don't Come Easy' went Gold; Prince topped the album charts with 'Purple Rain'; Billboard introduced the Hot 100 singles chart; a Monkees fan stowed away with the band from Minneapolis to St. Louis; The Rolling Stones released a long-titled single; and Pink Floyd released their debut album, Today in Music History.

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