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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Mike Doughty performs in studio


Doughty spent the majority of the '90s as the frontman of Soul Coughing until their demise in 2000. He has spent the past few years touring the country as a solo artist. He joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to talk about his connection to Minnesota and perform new songs.

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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 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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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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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform in studio


Having been born in Augusta, Georgia, the same town as the legendary James Brown, it should be no suprise that she's known to many as the "Queen of Funk." Sharon Jones brought the Daptones Record house band, the Dap Kings, into the Current studios to perform two songs.

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Michigander perform a seven-song #MicroShow set at Icehouse

Michigander - MicroShow

"It's good to be playing music again," said Jason Singer of Detroit's Michigander, who took the stage at Icehouse in Minneapolis with a seven-song #MicroShow set from across their discography, including tracks from their latest release, 'Everything Will Be OK Eventually'.

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Ya Tseen discuss collaborating in a spaceship, and not getting precious about it


Ya Tseen, the newest project from the multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist Nicholas Galanin, joins The Current to play songs from their debut record Indian Yard. Galanin and his longtime collaborator OCnotes discuss the making of the record, their spaceship recording studio in Sitka, Alaska, and the importance of not getting precious about your work in collaborations.

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Coffee Break: Greatest Songs of All Time


For the first time in 17 years, Rolling Stone has updated their rankings of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, tell us what you think of their rankings! Who you think should've made the top 20?

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