Friday Five: FPA, Warren Thomas Fenzi, and more new Minnesota music videos

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If you have a music video you’d like to be considered for an upcoming feature, give me a shout at! FPA – “Guapdaddy” A standout from her self-produced debut album Yang Chen, FPA’s effortless, quiet-but-commanding vocals get to be the star here. This is one you can get lost in, with soft guitar and a…

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Tina Turner: A Gen-X appreciation

Tina Turner performs onstage

My mom recently sold the house where I grew up, and in digging through one of my old boxes I came upon an issue of Rock Express from late 1986. It’s an incredible time capsule, with a back-cover advertisement for the story of Max Headroom ($26.99 on VHS) and a Janet Jackson news item headlined “Baby…

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Kehlani at First Avenue: “Long live Lexii”

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When I walked up to First Avenue last night, I did the usual: dig in my wallet and present my ID. But the doorperson shook their head and just pointed toward my bag, rummaging around and waving me through. As I walked into the building, it hit me: All ages. Duh. Lexii Alijai, an incredibly…

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The Chart Show Hall of Fame

The Chart Show

When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Sessions®

Polica bring 'When We Stay Alive' to The Current studio

Before going on a tour which will start in England on Feb. 7, Poliça — comprising frontwoman Channy Leaneagh; Chris Bierden on bass and vocals; Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu on drums; and producer Ryan Olson — stopped by The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow

Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Big Turn Music Fest

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Jill and Jim are headed to Red Wing today for the Big Turn Music Fest so let's send them off with a set of songs to get them ready. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands playing this weekend's Big Turn Music Fest?

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