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You Need To Know: Nick Jordan, who’s seeing ‘Dividends’ this summer


If there was such a thing as Performer of the Summer, Nick Jordan would be a Twin Cities shoo-in. Everyone from Billboard to Newsweek to New York Times podcast Still Processing is debating the candidates for this year’s Song of the Summer (which could be Calvin Harris’s “Slide,” DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One,” or any of the new Lorde singles), and each feature notes that…

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The High 48s perform in the Radio Heartland studio

The High 48s perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Bluegrass band The High 48s release their latest album, 'Daddy Was a Bank Robber,' on Friday, June 16. They stopped at Radio Heartland to talk with host Mike Pengra and to play some songs off the new record -- all the while wearing matching suits in the grand bluegrass tradition.

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Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road


After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Preview: Eaux Claires 2017 will triple down on collaboration, surprises


How to plan for a music festival that delights in the spontaneous? Therein lies the question for those headed to Eaux Claires Troix this weekend. Since debuting in 2015, the Wisconsin festival has been all about surprises, so thorough scheduling might seem silly. But you will need logistics to get there. And for the artists you don’t want…

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Bob Dylan’s former Harlem townhouse for sale at $3.6 million


Bob Dylan’s former Harlem townhouse is up for sale, and it could be yours for just under $3.6 million. Originally built in 1890, by the storied McKim, Mead & White architectural firm, the townhouse was owned by Dylan from the 1980s until 2000. It was sold for $560,000 to its current owners. According to a real…

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Going ham on Haim


Haim receive a warm welcome from The Chart Show, "Want You Back" hits #1 after only two weeks!

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The Current Sessions®

Justin Townes Earle sings about the things beyond our control


Justin Townes Earle's new album, 'Kids in the Street,' looks at those things in life we cannot control, like the gentrification he's seen in the Nashville where he grew up. 'But it was something that required less venom, less of the bitter, more of the sweet, which takes a long time to see in that situation,' Earle says. Justin Townes Earle visited The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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The Secret Sisters keep it human and honest


Dealing with pain and frustration -- and being honest about it -- resulted in 'You Don't Own Me Anymore,' the beautiful new album from Laura and Lydia Rogers, aka The Secret Sisters. Before a show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, the Secret Sisters visited The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. Listen to the complete session.

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Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road

Pokey LaFarge performs in The Current studio

After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Songs made famous from a movie

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This morning Jill and Brian played Paul Westerberg's "Dyslexic Heart" and fondly remembered the song's use in 1992 movie "Singles". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were made famous from a movie?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Bobby Womack


MCA bought Motown Records; The Who's bass player was chosen as the best; The Jackson 5 was at the top of the charts with "The Love You Save"; Black Flag played their final gig, and Bobby Womack passed away, Today in Music History.

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