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Music News: Watch Dublin celebrate Women's World Cup field hockey medal with Mariah Carey Christmas singalong

Mazzy Star have announced their first American performance in five years; all four suspects in the killing of XXXTentacion have been arrested; and the Irish celebrated their Women's World Cup field hockey medal with a giant Mariah Carey singalong. In other news, streaming is paying big bucks, Wolf Alice are getting ready to wrap up an album cycle, and the New York Times reports on John Prine's condiments.

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Wee Willie Walker, Paul Metsa, and Sounds of Blackness release new civil rights song

Today Rock the Cause Records released a new single from Minnesota artists Paul Metsa, Wee Willie Walker and Sounds of Blackness, titled “Ain’t Gonna Whistle Dixie Anymore.” The new release comes around the same time in August as the anniversary of last year’s march in Charlottesville, Va. and the four-year anniversary of the uprising in Ferguson,…

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Exploring the contours of underground dance music in the Twin Cities

It’s been a busy summer for underground dance music in the Twin Cities: An increasing number of club nights devoted to house and techno, a handful of memorable weekend parties (most memorably, the recent warehouse do featuring masked German techno headliner Headless Horseman), and lots of creative DJ sets. The two best I’ve heard this…

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Music News: Phish cancel festival due to dirty water

Trey Anastasio of Phish performs in 2010.

Social Distortion's Mike Ness reportedly punched a fan who got in his face; Young Thug was arrested at his own birthday party; and Phish have cancelled their festival due to dirty water. Also today, there are new releases from Ariana Grande, Mitski, Death Cab for Cutie, and more.

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Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

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Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.

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Coffee Break: Prince from 1995-2010

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As the result of a distribution deal with Sony, 23 Prince albums originally released from 1995 to 2010 are now available on major streaming services. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Prince that were released from 1995-2010?

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Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle was born; Elvis released his first No. 1 hit; Beatle-style haircuts allegedly wreaked havoc on Glasgow pool-filtration systems; the Woodstock festival concluded; Nirvana shot the video for 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'; and the late guitarist/keyboardist Jay Bennett parted ways with Wilco, Today in Music History.

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