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Flashback: When Miles Davis played with Prince at Paisley Park


When listeners hear the name Miles Davis, they might think of some of his early works like Kind of Blue and Birth of the Cool, but those albums were just the beginning. Even as a young musician, Davis was always ahead of his time. He never liked to look back on the past and was…

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Explore our New Hot member drive playlist


During the winter member drive, The Current - as always - is committed to helping you discover new music. Check out the hot-off-the-vinyl-press tunes you'll hear throughout our member drive.

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Swhenever: Twin Cities’ newest online local show calendar is a labor of love


For the past three years, Jesse Mortenson has been crafting a new online show calendar for the Twin Cities. At the end of 2017, the calendar, called swhenever, became available to the public. Swhenever lists concerts from venues such as First Avenue, Icehouse, and the Cedar Cultural Center, all in an eye-pleasing color combination of mint…

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame


When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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MicroShows

The Current Sessions®

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey, aka Bon Iver drummer/keyboardist Sean Carey, stopped into The Current's studio the week of his 'Hundred Acres' album release. Hear music from the record and an interview with Andrea Swensson.

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Tune-Yards perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club

Tune-Yards MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Jan. 16, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Tune-Yards, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The set list includes five songs from Tune-Yards' latest album, 'I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life,' plus a favorite off 2014's 'Nikki Nack.'

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Lissie plays songs from her forthcoming album, 'Castles'

Lissie at The Current

'Castles,' the new album from Lissie, releases March 23, 2018. In between shows at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Lissie and her band stopped at The Current to perform a couple tracks from the forthcoming album, as well as a hit from Lissie's 2016 release, 'My Wild West.'

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Think for a minute

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It's February 22 which means it's World Thinking Day - a day celebrated by Girl Scouts from 146 countries around a different theme each year. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "think" in the lyrics?

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Today in Music History: Radiohead released 'Pablo Honey'


Elvis Presley was at No. 1 with 'Rock-A- Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love'; MTV dedicated a full 22 hours broadcast to The Monkees; Andy Warhol died; The Beatles recorded "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"; and Radiohead released 'Pablo Honey', Today in Music History.

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