Chuck Klosterman

Theft of the Dial: Chuck Klosterman


Before we handed the airwaves over to Chuck, we spoke about his recent hiring at ESPN, his forthcoming book and former Guns 'n Roses axeman, Slash (with uproarious results).

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Works For Words

Works for Words


Chris Koza will perform another round of Works for Words on June 8, 2012 at 8 pm at the Fitzgerald Theater. Koza, along with Gabriel Douglas of 4onthefloor, Caroline Smith, and Sims will explore explore the meanings of the lyrics and importance of words in pop, rock and folk songs. Ticket information

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Iron & Wine

Iron and Wine perform live in The Current studio


It's been nearly 10 years since Sam Beam donned the Iron and Wine moniker and released his debut "The Creek Drank The Cradle" in 2002. Since then, he's expanded the arrangements from his voice and an acoustic guitar to including a variety of other instruments, and he continues the trend on his newest album "Kiss Each Other Clean."

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Royal Bangs

Royal Bangs perform live in The Current studio


The Knoxville, TN trio Royal Bangs have come a long way after playing an old soccer arena and coffee shops as teenagers. After starting their band in high school, growing to a five-member band that played SXSW in 2009, they decided to downsize their band to the current three piece. In recording their latest effort, "Flux Outside" the band enlisted the help of Scott Minor of Sparklehorse to engineer and help produce the record. They also had help from Dave Fridmann, who has worked with the Flaming Lips, Tapes 'n Tapes, MGMT, and Low, on the mixing.

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Guitarist and Singer for Low Alan Sparhawk

Low performs in the Current Studio


Duluth-based indie-rock mainstays Low have returned with their ninth full-length album, "C'mon," which features guest turns by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline as well as members of Trampled by Turtles and the Trans Siberian Orchestra (yes, you read that correctly).

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Iron & Wine

Iron and Wine Performs in the UBS Forum


Sam Beam, who performs under the name Iron and Wine, brought his signature acoustic sound (and beard) to Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum, playing a couple of songs off his newest record "Kiss Each Other Clean".

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Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Caamp plant a stake in The Current studio

CAAMP band publicity photo

While in town to play a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, the Ohio band Caamp visited The Current to talk with host Mac Wilson and to play songs from their album, 'By and By.'

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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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Sharon Jones photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Today in Music History: Remembering Sharon Jones


Sharon Jones passed away; Fats Domino performed on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; Cat Stevens had a No. 1 album; R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the U.S.; a disguised U2 opened for themselves; the Rolling Stones became the first band to stream a concert on the Internet; and Nirvana recorded their MTV Unplugged set, Today in Music History.

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