The Current's Tenth Anniversary

Coffee Break: 24 hours no pandemic


First Avenue 50 photos Nate Ryan MPR

Use your imagination! Let's just say that there's no pandemic happening for 24 hours. How would you spend those 24 hours? Let us know in your song suggestions for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

Cold War Kids play a stripped-down set in The Current studio


Nathan Willett and Matt Schwartz of Cold War Kids in studio

The year 2020 finds Cold War Kids in a new creative chapter: they've released the first in a planned trilogy of albums titled 'New Age Norms,' and they've dropped an acoustic EP, 'Strings & Keys.' Ahead of their sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett and Matt Schwartz visited The Current studio to play songs and to talk with host Mac Wilson.

The Current's #BobDylanIsLit Video Contest


Bob Dylan

To enter your just need to post a video reciting or singing your favorite Bob Dylan lyrics with your best impersonation on Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #BobDylanIsLit!

Hippo Campus announce new album, two Mainroom shows


At long last, Hippo Campus have announced their debut full-length album. Landmark will be released Feb. 24, and a first song — “Boyish” — has already been released, with a new video added today. In tandem with the album news, the band announced a pair of headlining shows at First Avenue’s Mainroom, on March 11 and…

PaviElle: Prince’s impact on me, His Artistry and ‘Diamonds and Pearls’


When I was contacted and asked to talk about Prince and the 25th Anniversary of, Diamonds and Pearls, the first thing I thought was “what could I possibly say about Prince and his music that hasn’t already been said?” Then I talked to a friend about it and they hit the nail on the head…