Bob Geldof on the return of the Boomtown Rats amidst ‘confusion and chaos’

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Morning Show host Jill Riley has been hopping on the phone every morning to touch base with various musicians locally, nationally, and now globally, about their thoughts in the midst of current events. She got a chance to connect with Bob Geldof, frontman of the Boomtown Rats and political activist known for organizing Live Aid.…

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Phone a friend: Musicians share how they're doing during coronavirus crisis

Jill Riley, host of The Current's Morning Show.

For the last couple of weeks on The Current's Morning Show we've been having our musician friends call in from their homes all across the country and beyond. It's been so nice to hear their voices and get some insight into what is happening in towns across the nation and what the lives of musicians look like right now.

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A message from your friends at The Current

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Here at The Current, we are dedicated to bringing you closer to the music and each other. We will continue to be here for you and for the artist community that makes our corner of the globe so special.

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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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March Music Madness


The Current Sessions®

Live Virtual Session: Lissie

Lissie - Live Virtual Session

Singer-songwriter Lissie connects with Jill Riley to perform a live virtual session, and also to talk about the ways she's staying creative and connecting with her fans during this time of quarantine.

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Best Coast play songs from 'Always Tomorrow' live in The Current studio

Best Coast perform in The Current studio

After a three-year gap since their last release, Best Coast are back with a new album 'Always Tomorrow.' Frontperson Bethany Cosentino expounds on that hopeful title. ' I think the overall theme of the album is very much the idea that at times we can be our own worst enemies, and learning to get out of our way and let life happen,' she says. Listen to Best Coast's full session, recorded live in The Current studio.

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Wolf Parade perform a Microshow at Icehouse in Minneapolis

Wolf Parade Microshow at Icehouse

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Wolf Parade recorded what may have been the loudest Microshow to date as they played a live set at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The audience consisted of lucky winners who had entered for a chance to attend this intimate performance.

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The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: National Recording Registry additions

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Every year, 25 recordings are picked to be added to the National Recording Registry, founded in 2000 by the Library of Congress to showcase the breadth and depth of American sound. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were added to the National Recording Registry this year?

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Marvin Gaye photo

Today in Music History: Remembering Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye was born; The Beach Boys recorded a single that got around; Fleetwood Mac had a No. 1 album; Nirvana recorded in Wisconsin; Gnarls Barkley charted with downloads; and Edwin Starr passed away, Today in Music History.

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