Nine Inch Nails perform at Roskilde, 2018.

Music News: Nine Inch Nails release surprise album

Nine Inch Nails have released hours of new music: 'Some of it kind of happy, some not so much.' Other artists are releasing quirky new material, including Kesha's song about...Nicolas Cage? Meanwhile, some financial help for hurting artists is starting to come in, with the federal stimulus bill moving forward and Spotify contributing up to $10 million. Finally, before you can rewrite the Knack's 'My Sharona' in light of the coronavirus outbreak...don't worry, they already have.

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Alex Rice of Sports Team talks about keeping busy while social distancing

Sports Team are a six-piece post-punk band from London. Originally scheduled to play at The Current + eventbrite Music Day Party at SXSW, their plans were cancelled, similarly to those of many musicians all over the world. The band travelled out of London to a city in rural England to write and record new music…

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Kate Bush

Musicheads Essential Artist: Kate Bush

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Thursday, March 26, we're shining a light on Kate Bush.

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Jackson Browne performs in California, 2019.

Music News: Jackson Browne shares coronavirus diagnosis

Jackson Browne has tested positive for COVID-19, and says 'it's important for all of us to be pretty forthcoming.' Also in the news today: James Taylor donates $1 million to medical emergency fund, an 'ultimate stay at home playlist' lands on the National Recording Registry, survival-themed songs climb the charts, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs talks about our perilous situation, and artists spoof the celebrity 'Imagine' cover.

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Mary Lucia and Mr. Cheswick

Listen to Looch: pugs and social distance

Mary Lucia says following the rules of social distancing is important and necessary. 'But when it comes to pugs,' Mary says, 'all rules are gone! Love your pups, hold on to your kitties. Keep them close.' Watch more from Mary Lucia, who is joined by pugs Lefty and Mr. Cheswick.

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March Music Madness


The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Lissie

Lissie - Live Virtual Session

Singer-songwriter Lissie connects with Jill Riley to perform a live virtual session, and also to talk about the ways she's staying creative and connecting with her fans during this time of quarantine.

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Best Coast play songs from 'Always Tomorrow' live in The Current studio

Best Coast perform in The Current studio

After a three-year gap since their last release, Best Coast are back with a new album 'Always Tomorrow.' Frontperson Bethany Cosentino expounds on that hopeful title. ' I think the overall theme of the album is very much the idea that at times we can be our own worst enemies, and learning to get out of our way and let life happen,' she says. Listen to Best Coast's full session, recorded live in The Current studio.

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Wolf Parade perform a Microshow at Icehouse in Minneapolis

Wolf Parade Microshow at Icehouse

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Wolf Parade recorded what may have been the loudest Microshow to date as they played a live set at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The audience consisted of lucky winners who had entered for a chance to attend this intimate performance.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Filling the time

For the most part, minus essential workers and people exercising outside or shopping for necessities, we're truly supposed to be at home. So for today's Coffee Break let us know - what are you doing to stay busy? And are there any songs that reflect those actions?

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Doris Day

Today in Music History: Remembering Doris Day

Doris Day was born; Elvis Presley played on TV; The Marcels and later, the Temptations, had memorable No. 1 hits; the nascent Sex Pistols opened for Joe Strummer's earlier band; a British music magazine apologized to Morrissey; and Sebastian Bach was born, Today in Music History.

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