Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame

Album Review: Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame


Dr. Dog started out as a garden variety indie-rock band based in Philadelphia. Over the past nine years and six albums, the band's sound has varied from psychedelic rock to lo-fi 60's pop.

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Hildur Victoria

Hildur Victoria perform in The Current studio


Hildur Victoria's classic-sounding name comes from a band member's great-grandmother. They were originally going to be called Herringbone, but that reminded drummer Jeremy Hanson -- also of Tapes 'n Tapes -- too much of ska band Fishbone. So instead, that's what Hildur Victoria named their 2009 EP.

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James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow performs live in The Current studio


With an oddly similar story and even voice, the Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow has received several comparisons to Wisconsin's Bon Iver. Self-recorded over five months in a small, one room house by sea, James Vincent McMorrow captures the sounds of the waves and the isolated house on his debut album "Early in the Morning" to create a haunting yet beautiful tribute to nature.

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Chapel Club

Chapel Club performs in The Current studios


Although their debut album, "Palace," was released less than two months ago, the London quintet Chapel Club have already created quite a stir in the indie-rock world. Their shoegaze-influenced sound has captivated the British music press, and that buzz has started to bleed over into the US scene, aided by high-profile gigs like their performance at this year's South by Southwest festival.

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Jay Som performs songs from 'Anak Ko' at The Current

Jay Som performs in The Current studio

The title of Jay Som's fourth album comes from the Tagalog language, and it means 'my child.' Jay Som - aka Melina Duterte - and her band visited The Current studio after playing a show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.

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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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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

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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The Current Morning Show Features

9:30 Zombie Break

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Movie Mister Euan Kerr joined us today to talk about 'Zombieland: Double Tap', the sequel to the 2009 film 'Zombieland'. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention zombies and zombie things?

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