Shearwater

First Listen: Shearwater, 'Fellow Travelers'


Each of the 10 songs on Fellow Travelers pays tribute to an artist with whom Shearwater has toured. It's fascinating to hear the band function as a skeleton key that opens up the works of Xiu Xiu and Coldplay and St. Vincent alike.

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Saintseneca

Saintseneca stops by New Hot


Saintseneca is the newest signing to Anti- Records, the home of venerable bands like Wilco, Neko Case and Calexico. In the indie music world, the label is considered one of the most advantageous for a young band's career. The Columbus quartet is banking off of this newfound press with a rigorous tour and recording schedule.

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Top Local Releases of 2013

Top Local Releases of 2013


As the end of the year nears, it's time for the annual list-making to begin. In addition to our Top 89 programming this year, the local crew wants your help in determining the best Minnesota releases of 2013. That's why we're returning for round two with our Top Local Releases Poll. You may remember last year that the inaugural installment received over 27,000 votes from 8,000 unique listeners.

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The Current Sessions®

Watch Sleater-Kinney in concert at the Palace Theatre

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Touring in support of their 10th studio album, 'The Center Won't Hold,' Sleater-Kinney played a sold-out concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Current was on hand to provide a live video stream of the concert; watch the archived video (available for a limited time).

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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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9:30 Cusack Break

John Cusack

John Cusack is in town for tonight's screening of his 1989 film "Say Anything" at The Ordway. Who is interviewing him for the crowd after the show? None other than superfan Jill Riley. So for today's 9:30 Cusack Break, what songs do you want to hear that have appeared in John Cusack films?

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