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Orkestar Bez Ime is a collection of musicians who specialize in music of the Balkans and Eastern European cultures.
Andrew Calhoun was enamored in his youth by singer-songwriters.
Johnsmith has been sharing his music for over twenty years with people throughout the United States and abroad. Playing over 150 dates each year and driving 50,000 miles, he has become a favorite with audiences around the country.
Boston-based singer-songwriter Catie Curtis was in the Twin Cities this week for a concert. She's including some material in her concerts from a new album to be released in August, 2006.
Willie Wisely is a Minneapolis native who discovered the wonders of rock & roll by immersing himself in the record collections of others.
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.
On 'Thrashing Thru The Passion,' The Hold Steady grip tight to their core ingredients: thundering guitar riffs accompanied by the unmistakable timbre of Craig Finn's vocals - and they sound better than ever.
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.
Brittany Howard, who releases her debut solo album, 'Jaime,' on Friday, Sept. 20, performs live at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., the day before the album release. Watch video of Brittany Howard, recorded live in concert.
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.
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.
For the latest episode of The Current Rewind, local rapper Tou SaiK Lee sat down with a father and daughter pair, Ernest and Missy Whiteman, who are both artists working in Minnesota. Tou SaiK is Hmong, and Ernest and Missy are Hinono'ei; all three artists use their respective mediums to create art that bridges generations in their cultures.
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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?
Ben Shepherd was born; AC/DC got cheap and dirty; Queen went to No. 1; David Bowie hit No. 1 for the first time in the U.S.; and Kate Bush scored her first U.K. hit album, Today in Music History.
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