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Tribute to John Hughes

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This week on Teenage Kicks, we're spinning some of the music featured in those iconic 80s movies by John Hughes. Read more

St. Patrick's Day

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It’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day, but the celebration continues on Teenage Kicks. Read more

March debuts

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Tracks from debut albums released between 1977 and 1990 during the month of March. Read more

Women of rock!

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This week on Teenage Kicks, we celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8) with a playlist showcasing myriad musical mavericks, including women-fronted bands and legendary femme rockers. Read more

40th anniversary of U2's 'War'

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This week's show celebrates the 40th anniversary of U2's third album, War. We also mark the 80th anniversary of George Harrison’s birth. Read more

Black History Month special

The Current - Black History Month 2022
This week's edition celebrates Black History Month, paying tribute to some of the music-makers of the era whose artistry moved the needle in the course of music history. Read more

Grammy Awards of the Teenage Kicks era

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This week on Teenage Kicks, we’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Echo & The Bunnymen's “Porcupine" and enjoying a look back at Grammy winners from 1977 to 1991. Read more

Trip Shakespeare

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This week on Teenage Kicks, the featured artists are Trip Shakespeare, a Minneapolis band that included two members of Semisonic ... who are performing this weekend at The Current's 18th anniversary party! Read more

MTV goes national

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On January 22, 1983, MTV went from being a smaller service in limited markets to a nationwide cable offering. We’ll celebrate by featuring iconic artists from the early days of MTV. Read more


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