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Sting and Shaggy recorded part of their new album in Minneapolis


The Super Bowl brought a flurry of activity to Minneapolis in the week leading up to the big game. A slew of celebrities visited the Twin Cities, including big-name musicians, who came to town to perform at pre-game concerts. While in Minneapolis, four of those artists — Sting, Shaggy, Migos, and Gucci Mane — stopped…

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S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio


S. Carey, aka Bon Iver drummer/keyboardist Sean Carey, stopped into The Current's studio the week of his 'Hundred Acres' album release. Hear music from the record and an interview with Andrea Swensson.

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Ty Segall, 'Freedom's Goblin'

Album of the Week: Ty Segall, 'Freedom's Goblin'


Mac Wilson describes Ty Segall's latest as 'a kaleidoscopic journey through the mind of one of contemporary music's most prolific creators.' Read Mac's full review and listen to tracks from 'Freedom's Goblin,' our Album of the Week.

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Red Wing rocks as inaugural Big Turn Music Fest kicks off


Venue. Venue. Venue, venue, venue. With welcoming signs unmissable on sidewalks throughout downtown Red Wing, it seems like every bookstore, wine bar, and Scandinavian gift shop (okay, maybe not the latter) has been deputized as a music venue for the first-ever Big Turn Music Fest. It’s a triumphant homecoming for Sam Brown, who’s had such…

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BROCKHAMPTON challenge gender and race norms at Music Hall


On Thursday, Feb. 15, BROCKHAMPTON played to a sold-out crowd at Music Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Standing at about six feet, a young fan in an orange jumpsuit moves quickly through the line. It’s 14 degrees outside, but it feels like it could be negative 30. He doesn’t seem to care that with just his…

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Brandi Carlile releases new video for 'The Joke'


On the same day of the release of her new album, 'By The Way, I Forgive You,' Brandi Carlile has released a new video for the album's lead single, 'The Joke.' Directed by Danny Clinch, the video features real people whose stories Carlile wishes to highlight.

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MicroShows

The Current Sessions®

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey, aka Bon Iver drummer/keyboardist Sean Carey, stopped into The Current's studio the week of his 'Hundred Acres' album release. Hear music from the record and an interview with Andrea Swensson.

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Tune-Yards perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club

Tune-Yards MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Jan. 16, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Tune-Yards, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The set list includes five songs from Tune-Yards' latest album, 'I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life,' plus a favorite off 2014's 'Nikki Nack.'

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Lissie plays songs from her forthcoming album, 'Castles'

Lissie at The Current

'Castles,' the new album from Lissie, releases March 23, 2018. In between shows at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Lissie and her band stopped at The Current to perform a couple tracks from the forthcoming album, as well as a hit from Lissie's 2016 release, 'My Wild West.'

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Personal Stereo

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Jay Gabler stopped by today to talk to us about Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow's 2017 book "Personal Stereo" which revisits the history of the Walkman. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a personal listening device?

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