Curtiss A tells his story to Mary Lucia

Listen to Looch: Curtiss A's mysterious encounter

Musician Curtiss A joins Mary Lucia to describe an experience he had in 1969 that he can't quite explain. Did he see a UFO? Was it something else? The experience seems to have inspired Curt's new song, 'Unidentifiable.' Watch Mary's interview with Curtiss A, and listen to the new song.

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Steve Perry at The Current

Steve Perry announces new music and forthcoming album, 'Traces'

In an interview with The Current's Jill Riley, recording artist and former Journey frontman Steve Perry announces new music and a forthcoming album, expected this fall. Perry explains his deeply personal motivation to return from isolation, and he also shares a story about Prince that is pretty mind blowing.

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Behind First Avenue’s Stars: Radiohead

If you ask a Minnesotan if they’ve ever seen Radiohead live, they might lament the fact that the band hasn’t visited the Gopher State in over 20 years, since their 1997 show at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Some fans, however, might recall having seen the up-and-coming English rock band play at First Avenue in…

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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, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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The Current: Music News

Music News: The legacy of Aretha Franklin

Tributes surround Aretha Franklin's star.

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at age 76. Today we dedicate our entire episode to celebrating her life and legacy, from her origins singing gospel to her iconic Atlantic hits, her smooth '80s comeback, and her late-career majesty.

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The Current Music News podcast

The Current Music News

In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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Download The Current app

The Current app

Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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Listen to The Current via Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

* You can listen to The Current on Amazon’s Voice-on-demand Echo devices, and get enhanced functionality -- song names, requests, song of the day -- with our Alexa Skill.

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The Current Sessions®

Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

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Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Song titles that would make good TV shows


The Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" is being adapted into a TV series as a scripted romantic dramedy about a long-distance relationship. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear whose titles would make good TV shows?

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