Heart Bones

Har Mar Superstar describes new project, Heart Bones

A new collaborative project between Har Mar Superstar and Austin, Texas, musician Sabrina Ellis, Heart Bones have already sold out a show at the Turf Club later this month. The duo are embarking on a tour to perform songs from 'Dirty Dancing' and to roll out their own original music.

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Roy Hargrove performing at the Kennedy Center in 2013.

Music News: Jazz virtuoso Roy Hargrove dies at 49

Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died of kidney disease at age 49. Also in the news today: women ruled the MTV EMAs, four-fifths of the Spice Girls are getting back together, Postmates is hitting a music festival, a historic Glenn Gould score surfaces, and the Prince estate debuts an archival video series.

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Ty Segall performs a solo acoustic set at The Current

Ty Segall performs a solo acoustic set in The Current studio

The day after playing a solo show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Ty Segall stopped at The Current to record a solo acoustic session for Oake and Riley in the Morning. 'It's really scary and really challenging,' Segall says of doing a solo acoustic tour. 'I'm kind of obsessed with trying to do stuff that either I shouldn't do or that's hard for me or that's frightening or just super fun.'

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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III performs in The Current studio

With a new collection of songs and a new Netflix special on the way (produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Christopher Guest), the prolific singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III stopped at The Current to play songs and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

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Iceland Airwaves

The Current brings Iceland Airwaves to you

Iceland Airwaves Festival

Join host Mark Wheat as he broadcasts from Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Mark will have interviews, live performances and a few cultural insights as well.

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The Current: Music News

Music News: Staggering collection of rock instruments to be displayed at Met

St. Vincent

An unprecedented exhibit of iconic rock instruments is going on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art next year. In other news today: Dean Ween is opening a concert venue featuring legal pot, Janelle Monae signed a film producing deal, Snoop Dogg thanked himself for getting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Gallagher brothers got psychoanalyzed, and fans are mounting a successful campaign to get Mariah Carey's 'Glitter' back on the charts.

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The War and Treaty perform in The Current studio

The War and Treaty perform at The Current

Michael and Tanya Trotter form the nucleus of The War and Treaty. Their debut album, 'Healing Tide,' was released on Aug. 10, 2018. After taking September's Americana Music Association Honors and Awards presentation ceremony by storm, the War and Treaty have been touring in support of the album. Ahead of their recent show in Minneapolis, the War and Treaty stopped at The Current for a session by Bill DeVille.

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boygenius perform in The Current studio

boygenius perform in The Current studio

The members of boygenius - Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus - don't think of themselves as a supergroup. 'I like just 'group',' Baker says, explaining the word best fits the musicians' collective ethos. Ahead of their show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, boygenius stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Mugison performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mugison at Iceland Airwaves

Mugison has been recording and releasing music since 2003, and he also operates his own music festival in Iceland. Busy though he his, Mugison stopped at the Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik to play some songs and to share some very entertaining stories with host Mark Wheat and the audience.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Theme songs

Isaac Hayes

Today in 1971, Isaac Hayes started a two-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Theme from Shaft." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what theme songs do you want to hear? Yes, we're looking for TV and movie theme songs, but what about the theme to a sporting event? Or a movement? See how creative you can get with this one.

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