Jade Bird: Virtual Session


Jade Bird joins Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show to talk about moving to Austin, working with legendary Nashville producer Dave Cobb on her upcoming release, and what she's been up to this year.

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David Bowie

Today in Music History: David Bowie released 'Hunky Dory'


The Beatles first appeared on American radio; David Bowie released his fourth album 'Hunky Dory'; Adele was named Billboard's top artist of 2012; Elvis Costello And The Attractions played "Radio, Radio" on SNL against Lorne Michaels' wishes; and Mike Mills was born.

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2020 Remembered


On Saturday, Dec. 19, The Current will honor the artists we've lost in 2020. We'll celebrate the life, music, and legacy of Little Richard, Eddie Van Halen, John Prine, Lexii Alijai, Bill Withers, Betty Wright, Justin Townes Earle and many more.

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Listen to Looch: explore rock history at 'The Rainbow'


When Gene Simmons describes the heyday of West Hollywood's Rainbow Bar & Grill as 'a bacchanalia,' that's saying something. Mary Lucia talks about a documentary, 'The Rainbow,' that explores the history of the music scene along Hollywood's Sunset Strip.

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The Current Rewind, the complete First Avenue season


The Current Rewind is the podcast putting music's unsung stories on the map. In season two, we examined the 50-year history of Minneapolis club First Avenue, using 10 pivotal dates to explore how a city, a scene, and popular music have evolved since the dawn of the '70s.

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The Current Sessions®

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty joins Morning Show host Jill Riley from his home in Memphis to talk about his new project Ghost Of Vroom, his latest book I Die Each Time I Hear The Sound. Plus, hear performances of a few recent tracks and a familiar favorite.

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Bartees Strange: Virtual Session

Bartees Strange - Virtual Session

Bartees Strange joins Jade for a virtual session to play songs from his latest record, Live Forever, out now on Memory Music. They'll also be talking about leaving places that prevent you from feeling free, covering The National and SAMIA, and what he's working on in his studio for his family this Christmas.

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Nilufer Yanya: Virtual Session

Nilufer Yanya - Virtual Session

Nilufer Yanya joins Sean McPherson to play songs from her new EP, Feeling Lucky? which was released earlier this month. They'll be discussing the freedoms of releasing EPs over albums, why she loves writing angry songs, and recalibrating to a year without live shows.

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Jade Bird: Virtual Session

Jade Bird Virtual Session

Jade Bird joins Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show to talk about moving to Austin, working with legendary Nashville producer Dave Cobb on her upcoming release, and what she's been up to this year.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: The sound of 2005

LCD Soundsystem

The Current will be celebrating our Sweet 16 on Sunday (look ma! we can drive!), and since we can't celebrate with our normal birthday parties at First Avenue this year we thought we'd take a look back on 2005, the year it all began.

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Today in Music History: Remembering Michael Hutchence of INXS


Steve Perry was born; MTV hit the West Coast; Buddy Holly made his last recordings in his New York City apartment; The Beach Boys went into the studio to record "Wouldn't It Be Nice"; MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast; and Michael Hutchence of INXS was born, Today in Music History.

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