Historic Minneapolis White Castle soon to house Minnesota music history


The White Castle on 32nd and Lyndale is itself part of Minneapolis history. In 1986, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission worked to protect this then 50-year-old piece of the city’s architectural history by having it saved from demolition and entered into the National Register of Historic Places. The literal white castle will soon house another…

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Taylor Swift at the 'Cats' movie premiere, 2019.

Music News: Is every artist an indie artist now?


Taylor Swift isn't an 'independent artist' in the conventional sense, but her new album 'folklore' was assembled remotely with indie artists like Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon. From Nur-D to Charli XCX, everyone's going DIY these days. Will this become the new normal?

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Live Virtual Session: Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

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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

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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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