Art Brut

Art Brut performs in The Current studios


Art Brut's first full-length CD was "Bang Bang Rock and Roll" released in May 2005. Since that time, the band has been out touring making even better music and they released their second full length project entitled, "It's A Bit Complicated" in June 2007.

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Sia

Sia performs live at The Fitzgerald Theater


On Halloween night, a few lucky listeners of Minnesota Public Radio were treated to a Halloween concert performed by Sia at the historic and haunted Fitzgerald Theater. At this special invite-only show, Sia and her band members took to the stage in full Halloween costumes for a live set.

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Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo' performs in The Current studios


Keb' Mo' doesn't like to be pigeon-holed. But he is. Often. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles, he was raised on gospel, played R&B and pop, but was later influenced by jazz and blues and now is widely known as one of the country's best blues singer-songwriters.

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Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse performs in The Current studios


The prolific singer-songwriter Josh Rouse loves the recording process. He doesn't find it difficult to write twelve good songs, so he finds himself in a recording studio every year or so. After recording over six days in Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain, Rouse released his seventh full-length album, "Country Mouse City House," the title of which was inspired by a 70-mile walk through the north of Spain.

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Zach Rogue

Rogue Wave perform in The Current studios


What's the best thing to do when you find yourself unemployed? Well, go to New York City, do some recording, head back to San Francisco, ditch your solo project, and form your own indie-rock band. That's exactly what Zach Rogue did when he left his solo project, Desoto Reds, to form Rogue Wave at the end of 2002.

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Policy and a Pint : The Death of Environmentalism


The Current and The Citizens League opened the 2007 season of Policy and a Pint with Michael Shellenberger, co-author of "Break Through." With Ted Nordhaus, Shellenberger stirred up controversy a few years ago when with an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism."

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Michael Shellenberger

Policy and a Pint: The Death of Environmentalism


The Current and The Citizens League opened the 2007 season of Policy and a Pint with Michael Shellenberger, co-author of "Break Through." With Ted Nordhaus, Shellenberger stirred up controversy a few years ago when with an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism."

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Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson performs in The Current studios


In 2007 Dan Wilson received a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for writing the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice". Maybe 2008 will bring Dan the same fortune for his debut solo CD "Free Life".

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Trios

The Police

Today in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at the club Rebecca's in Birmingham, England. For today's Coffee Break, what trios do you want to hear?

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Jon Bon Jovi performs in 2011

Today in Music History: Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'


Bon Jovi released 'Slippery When Wet'; Mick Jagger got hurt making a film; Diana Ross had her second No. 1 single; the Police made their live debut; Kanye made an impassioned anti-discrimination speech; the Beatles' classic lineup made its debut; and Chic went No. 1, Today in Music History.

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