Photographer Mick Rock

Mary Lucia: a conversation with legendary photographer Mick Rock


Mick Rock is a legendary photographer who has captured iconic images of artists like Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Blondie, Joan Jett and so many more. Mary Lucia recently had the chance to speak to Mick Rock about his longtime friendship with David Bowie and about his ongoing career as a pioneering rock photographer.

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Kelly's Bar in Red Wing, Minnesota

Is the Trampled By Turtles song 'Kelly's Bar' inspired by a real place? It sure is


After the release of Trampled By Turtles' new single, 'Kelly's Bar,' the people at Kelly's Tap House in Red Wing, Minn., have been enjoying the results of being a Minnesota music landmark. 'People have been coming in saying that they wanted eat at the place that Trampled By Turtles were singing about,' says bartender Mitch Anderson, who remembers when Dave Simonett frequented the establishment.

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Holidae debut “Royalty” video, announce forthcoming EP


Pop duo Holidae made a splash in 2016, winning the Star Tribune‘s Are You Local? contest and performing sets all over the Twin Cities. Then, they briefly dipped under the radar. Today, vocalist Ashley Gold and producer Garrett Neal are back with big news; not only have they dropped a new music video today, they’re also planning…

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The Current Sessions®

Lord Huron perform in The Current studio

Lord Huron perform in The Current studio

When Lord Huron stopped at The Current, their latest album, 'Vide Noir', was but three days old. 'For once we timed it right where the record came out when we started touring,' laughs Lord Huron frontman Ben Schneider. 'It feels good, it feels like the stars are aligned.' Listen to Lord Huron's in-studio session, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Khruangbin perform in The Current studio

Khruangbin perform in The Current studio

It's easy to think Houston-based trio Khruangbin might be from Thailand. 'The first album was inspired by Thai music and our band name is Thai,' says bassist Laura Lee, 'but we pull from music from all over the world.' In town for a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Khruangbin stopped at The Current for a session hosted by David Safar.

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Bedouine performs in The Current studio

Bedouine performs in The Current studio

'This was really a passion project, this record,' Bedouine says. 'I didn't really think it would see the light of day. Everything else was really unexpected.' Now with a critically acclaimed debut album and a spot opening for Waxahatchee and Hurray For The Riff Raff, Bedouine stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Calexico perform in The Current studio

Calexico perform in The Current studio

Writing favorably about Calexico's new album, 'The Thread That Keeps Us,' many critics have described the album as freewheeling, gritty or aggressive. 'We were just having fun, just messing around,' explains Calexico frontman Joey Burns. 'You go in [to the studio] and you want to try something new.' Hear some of those new songs and more about Calexico in an in-studio session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Rockabilly

The Cramps

Today in 1938, rockabilly legend Duane Eddy was born, making him 80 today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what rockabilly and rockabilly-influenced artists do you want to hear?

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