Ken Burns

Listen to Looch: the magic of Ken Burns


Ken Burns' latest film, 'Country Music,' premieres on PBS stations on Sunday, Sept. 15. In the run-up to the release, Mary Lucia talks about some of her favorite Ken Burns documentaries, and what makes them so special.

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Vampire Weekend perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Music on TV this week: Vampire Weekend; BANKS; Iggy Pop; The Hold Steady


Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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Giveaways

Vote for The Black Keys' top songs

The Black Keys.

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.

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The Current Sessions®

Loki's Folly perform on the Local Show

Loki's Folly at The Current

Loki's Folly performed live on the Back to School episode of the Local Show on Sunday, and chatted with host Andrea Swensson about their musical beginnings and what it's like to play a 21+ show when you're under 18.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

The Current Rewind

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.

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KISS was one of the bands targeted by the Peters Brothers.

Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers


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.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: New

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Today is New Member Day at The Current, where we're asking you to join thousands of dedicated listener-supporters with your own membership today online at thecurrent.org/donate. Thank you for keeping the music playing. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "new"?

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