Ivy perform in studio


While they've been a band for over a decade, it's their side projects that make coming back to Ivy a delight. They joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to talk about their longevity and perform songs from their latest release.

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DeVotchka

Devotchka perform in studio


Blending elements of spaghetti westerns, gypsy, mariachi, and folk has lead the group to stand out amongst the recent crop of new bands. The group joined Mark Wheat to talk about their influences and perform a few songs.

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M. Ward

M. Ward performs in our studio


M. Ward joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to perform songs from his latest album, Transistor Radio. It's a concept album of sorts that addresses the conglomerization of commercial radio.

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The Shins perform in studio


What started out as a side project for James Mercer, frontman for the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based group has now turned into a full time project and one of the most popular indie-rock groups of recent years. The Shins joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform songs from their past two releases as well as a web-only version of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher."

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Phoenix perform in studio


Thomas and Christian from French group Phoenix drop by the Current Studios to chat with Mary Lucia and perform acoustic versions of their songs.

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Jeff Hanson

Jeff Hanson performs in studio


Milwaukee, Wisconsin-native Jeff Hanson has been playing in a band since the age of 13, but it is only recently that he has gone the solo route. He joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to talk about his decision to go solo and perform songs from his latest self-titled album.

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Joseph Arthur performs in studio


Hailing from the same city as the likes of the Black Keys, Akron, Ohio-based singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform songs from his latest release, "Come to Where I'm From."

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The Hold Steady

Hold Steady performs in studio


They may call New York City their home now, but their the sights and sounds of their hometown of Minneapolis. The group joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform and discuss life in the big city.

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The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: The Beths

Live Virtual Session - The Beths

The Current's Jade hosted a Live Virtual Session with Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pearce of the Beths, connecting from their rehearsal space in New Zealand. Stokes and Pearce said that they are looking forward to playing new songs live and seeing how people react to them.

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Live Virtual Session: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo - Live Virtual Session

Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo connected with The Current's Sean McPherson from Paris, where Kidjo has been spending time with her family throughout the duration of the global pandemic. Kidjo talks about some of her influences and performs three songs that reflect those influences.

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Live Virtual Session: Indigo Girls

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The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - join host Andrea Swensson for a Live Virtual Session, playing songs from their new album, 'Look Long.' Ray and Saliers also talk about current events and their longtime, ongoing activism.

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Live Virtual Session: Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams - Live Virtual Session

From her home in East Nashville, Tenn., singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams connects The Current's Bill DeVille to talk about and play songs from her latest album, 'Good Souls Better Angels.'

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Hair

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For today's 9:30 Coffee Break we want to put the spotlight on hair. What songs do you want to hear that mention hair or hairstyles?

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Walkman

Today in Music History: Sony introduced the Walkman


Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the army; Frank Sinatra had a No. 1 hit with 'Strangers in the Night'; David Bowie received his fourth Gold Record; Sony introduced the Walkman; and Ian Curtis's gravestone was stolen', Today in Music History.

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