The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

Album Review: The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love


"The Hazards of Love" is a strange concoction brewed from Colin Meloy's obsession with the British folk revival of the 1960s. It's as if the archetypes and themes of those folk songs were sucked up by an F5 twister (Meloy) and dropped into a foreign landscape: the rock opera.

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Dan Auerbach and the band

Dan Auerbach performs in The Current studio


Dan Auerbach wants to make records like RZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Like RZA, Auerbach takes his influences and feeds them into music except he takes it into another direction to make his gritty, soulful blues on his new solo album "Keep it Hid."

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Iceland Airwaves

The Current brings Iceland Airwaves to you

Iceland Airwaves Festival

Join host Mark Wheat as he broadcasts from Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Mark will have interviews, live performances and a few cultural insights as well.

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Giveaways

Giveaway: Bob Dylan 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Enter for your chance to win a complete deluxe box set of Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks - The Bootleg Series Vol. 14' from Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings and The Current. It's your chance to own a piece of Dylan's music history that's firmly rooted in Minneapolis.

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The Current: Music News

Music News: Neil Young, Miley Cyrus lose homes in California fires

Neil Young performs in Hollywood in 2016.

Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker are among those affected by the ongoing wildfires in California. Also today: Aerosmith's Joe Perry hospitalized after performing with Billy Joel; Elvis Presley and others awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom; Dido announces first album in five years; and Jay Gabler finds out how tourism and the music industry can work together better in Iceland.

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The Current Sessions®

Hildur performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Hildur (Hildur Kristin Stefansdottir)

Although she hasn't yet released a full-length studio album, Hildur's singles have been instant hits, including 2016's 'I'll Walk With You' and her newest single, 'Picture Perfect.' Hildur plays both of these songs and more, and she converses with Mark Wheat as part of The Current's sessions at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

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Soccer Mommy performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Soccer Mommy

Nashville-based indie-pop artist Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) joins Mark Wheat at Iceland Airwaves to play a live set and to talk about her budding career, including what it was like to meet and tour with one of her heroes, Liz Phair.

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David Huckfelt performs in The Current studio

David Huckfelt performs in The Current studio

Inspired by his friends and by a time as artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park, David Huckfelt of the Pines is releasing his solo debut album, 'Stranger Angels,' in early 2019. Huckfelt and friends stopped at The Current to play some songs from the forthcoming record and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics icon, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. He was the editor-in-chief, then publisher, then chairman of Marvel Comics, and helped co-create Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Stan Lee?

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