The Chart Show

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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Tiny Desk Concert 2020: Ten Minnesota submissions worth watching


Whether your desk is tiny or gigantic, chances are you may be spending more time at it than ever this summer. As many of the artists who submitted to National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest can attest, it’s a great time to have a project, and for some, that meant participating in this year’s contest.…

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Album of the Week: Lianne La Havas, 'Lianne La Havas'


On this record we find Lianne paring down the dense production and sonic ambition of her earlier records and letting the songs sit center stage. With this new self-titled effort we have an artist delivering an album length autopsy on a failed relationship with unflinching honesty: the good, the bad, the carnal and thank god, the funky.

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Live Virtual Session: Kathleen Edwards


Kathleen Edwards joins The Current's Bill DeVille for a Live Virtual Session. The two talked about Edwards's return to music after several years' absence, about her recent collaboration with Maren Morris, and about her experiences running a coffee shop called Quitters.

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The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

Dawes - Live Virtual Session

In a virtual interview and live session with The Current's Mac Wilson, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith talked about how their music, whether it's their 2016 album We're All Gonna Die or their upcoming seventh studio album Good Luck With Whatever, has unintentionally ended up being very suited to the current moment.

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Live Virtual Session: Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards Live Virtual Session flyer.

Kathleen Edwards joins The Current's Bill DeVille for a Live Virtual Session. The two talked about Edwards's return to music after several years' absence, about her recent collaboration with Maren Morris, and about her experiences running a coffee shop called Quitters.

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Live Virtual Session: Margo Price

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Margo Price joins The Current's Jill Riley for a Live Virtual Session to talk about writing her new record, fitting in the Nashville music scene, and her signing with Loma Vista Records. Hear tracks from Margo's new record, 'That's How Rumors Get Started.'

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Live Virtual Session: Lianne La Havas

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Lianne La Havas joins The Current's Sean McPherson for a Live Virtual Session to talk about and to play two songs from her 2020 self-titled release, releasing Friday. La Havas also plays a selection from her 2015 release, 'Blood.'

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Live Virtual Session: Sorry

Sorry - Live Virtual Session

Asha Lorenz and Louis O'Bryen, the founding members of the British post-punk outfit Sorry, joined Mac Wilson for a virtual 3-song set and interview with The Current.

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All Request Coffee Break

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As we are getting ready to head into Radio Free All Request Weekend, let's get the party started early with an all request morning. What songs would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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Today in Music History: Elton and Kiki hit No. 1


Dez Dickerson was born; Elton John and Kiki Dee weren't breaking hearts with their hit single; The Quarrymen played an early gig at Liverpool's Cavern Club and were told to 'cut out the rock'; Herman's Hermits had a No. 1 in the U.S. charts; and the Bee Gees scored their very first U.S. No. 1 hit, Today in Music History.

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