Courtney Barnett performs at Rock The Garden 2019

A message about Rock the Garden 2021

This year has created so much uncertainty in the music industry locally and nationally. These uncertainties continue to hit close to home. The Current and The Walker announced on Wednesday there will not be a Rock the Garden in 2021.

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The Current Rewind: 8/12/15

The Current Rewind: Aug. 12, 2015

A piece of First Avenue's ceiling fell to the ground during a concert in August 2015. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. But throughout the music industry, concert safety has been a huge issue during the last decade. How can we keep each other safe?

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How many ‘Jeopardy!’ Prince questions can you answer?

This weekend, the world was saddened to learn of the death of a television icon: longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Over the course of 36 years helming the popular quiz show, Trebek asked contestants (and, by extension, viewers) to display their knowledge on a vast range of topics. Among those topics, of course, was Minnesota music…

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Bartees Strange is a producer and songwriter in Washington, D.C.

'I don't feel like I'm breaking anything': Bartees Strange on the personal history behind 'Live Forever'

On his debut album 'Live Forever,' one-time hardcore kid Bartees Strange engages with the idea of artistic freedom and the willingness to never be pinned down by the artistic and cultural demands the industry makes on Black musicians. Strange hopes to create music that imagines a world free of social baggage, where R&B, electronic, folk and post-punk can merge into a unique palette.

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The Current Sessions®

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session with The Current

Josh Ritter joins The Current for a virtual session. Hear songs from his new EP, 'See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion,' plus a familiar favorite.

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Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session


Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: Jill's top 10

The end of the year is upon us, and that means it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2020. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're going to treat you to Jill's top 10 songs of 2020. In the meantime, let us know what your top 10 picks are in the comments.

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