Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips


Wayne Coyne, the most dapper man in rock n' roll, joined Mary Lucia in front of a soaking wet crowd of fans at the Minnesota State Fair to discuss animal costumes, Jimmy Page's otherworldly presence, and why he considers the Midwest to be the best place to live.

Read More
Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland - in studio


Spring is usually associated with new life and rebirth, but on her new CD, Jolie Holland looks at spring from a different point of view.

Read More
The Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks perform live in studio


Formed in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the world of punk rock. Along side other musical icons such as Joy Division and the Stone Roses, the Buzzcocks helped establish Manchester as one of the biggest punk rock cities in England.

Read More
Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: Elections 101


We all know that politics and money "go together." The conventional wisdom says that it takes money to get elected.. But does more money always mean a better chance of winning?

Read More
Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: Elections 101


We all know that politics and money "go together." The conventional wisdom says that it takes money to get elected.. But does more money always mean a better chance of winning?

Read More
The Alarmists

The Alarmists - in studio


The Alarmists just released their debut CD, "A Detail of Soldiers" on their new independent label, Instrument Control Records. They stopped by The Current to chat with Mary Lucia.

Read More
Desdamona

Desdamona - in studio


Iowa native Desdamona is the premier female hip-hop artist in the Twin Cities. She's also creating opportunities for many other Twin Cities artists, helping to produce the Twin Cities first-annual women in hip-hop conference called "B Girl Be Hip-Hop Summit" in 2005.

Read More
Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

The Walkmen - in studio


The Walkmen are five guys from New York, but you'd never guess it from their rich and rhythmic - almost mariachi-style - sound.

Read More

Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Michigander bring their music and home-state pride to The Current studio

Michigander perform in The Current studio

It's right in the name: Michigander not only wear their roots proudly, but they were even inspired by fellow Michigan band White Stripes. 'It was pretty cool to think some band from Michigan and not from California or New York is a real rock band,' front man Jason Singer recalls. 'That was pretty significant.' Listen to Michigander's complete session at The Current.

Read More

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.

Read More
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.

Read More

Apps and Listening Tools

Download The Current app

The Current app

Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

Read More

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Grammy nominees

Lizzo performs onstage at the Hollywood Palladium

The 2020 Grammy nominees have been released as the Award ceremony is just around the corner - airing Jan. 26 on CBS. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what 2020 Grammy nominees do you want to hear?

Read More