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Fire devastates home, gear of New Power Generation keyboardist Morris Hayes


Yesterday, New Power Generation keyboardist/musical director Morris Hayes shared an Instagram post that reveals the devastating effects of a fire that burned through his home. The photos show the interior of Hayes’s home, with property including his recording equipment scorched and reduced to rubble. View this post on Instagram Hello all. Anyone that knows me…

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Siri Undlin is the songwriter and singer in Humbird

Humbird performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Siri Undlin is the songwriter and singer in Humbird. She says her musical influences range from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to classical composer Arvo Part to legendary Texas songwriter Blaze Foley. Humbird stopped at Radio Heartland to play songs from the new album, 'Pharmakon.'

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Where did that Prince mural on the Midtown Greenway come from?


Over the past several weeks, bikers and walkers along the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis have noticed a very familiar, larger-than-life, face under the Aldrich Avenue bridge: Prince, circa his 1999 era. What’s the story behind this latest Prince mural in Minnesota? All the way from Almere in the Netherlands, the anonymous street art crew Kamp…

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Vote for The Black Keys' top songs

The Black Keys.

Help celebrate the return of The Black Keys to the Twin Cities by helping us compile their best songs, and you'll be entered for a chance to win tickets to a meet-and-greet and a guitar signed by the band.

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The Current Sessions®

Joseph sing their truth in The Current studio

Joseph perform in The Current studio

Joseph's second album, 'Good Luck, Kid,' out now, features the song, 'Fighter,' which explores how conflict itself may be necessary to move past it. 'Not saying your truth just makes you further apart from each other,' Joseph's Natalie Schepman explains. Joseph visited The Current for a session as their tour in support of the new album is getting underway.

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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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Coffee Break: Sisters

Joseph perform at The Current's 12th Birthday

Sister trio Joseph is in town tonight playing First Ave, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have sisters in them?

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