Remembering Regal the Rare, Minneapolis musician and Jellybean Johnson’s son


Regal Anton-Chavez Francis Bragg, a Minneapolis musician and producer who worked under the name Regal the Rare, has died at age 29. His stepfather Jellybean Johnson shared the news in social media statements, writing, “Fly free son.” No cause of death was provided; a memorial celebration is planned this Saturday, May 1 at Winterland Studios…

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Listen to Looch: this L7 documentary rocks


Mary Lucia talks about 'Pretend We're Dead,' a documentary about the Los Angeles rock and roll band, L7. It's currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and other platforms.

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The Chart Show Ballot


Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show!

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Wellness Wednesday: How disordered eating became a pandemic problem


Aside from the potentially deadly coronavirus itself, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a cascading series of other health concerns - including disordered eating. Dr. Melissa Simone joins Jill Riley to talk about how pandemic pressures have caused the rise of dangerously disordered eating habits.

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Musicheads Essential Album: Bob Dylan, 'Desire'


One of Bob Dylan's most atmospheric albums, 'Desire' features the swooping violin of Scarlet Rivera and the electrifying protest song 'Hurricane' as well as 'Sara,' one of the most nakedly autobiographical compositions in Dylan's entire catalog.

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Album of the Week: Dinosaur Jr., 'Sweep It Into Space'


The latest record from Dinosaur Jr. is a deft example of the band at their best. J Mascis warbles his way thru lyrics that relate as much to dad rock as college rock and high school emo, Lou Barlow's clear declarations, softer melodies revving up to face-melting solos, and Murph holding down the beats.

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The Current Sessions®

Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates the defeat of French forces in the city of Puebla in Mexico in 1862. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or bands with Mexican-American roots? Send us your requests.

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Wellness Wednesday: Staying safer during summer travel


When it comes to travel, summer 2021 happily looks a lot safer than summer 2020. Still, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and it's important to keep safety in mind as you make your vacation plans. Infectious disease expert Jill Foster shares some considerations.

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