Top 89 of 2019

Top 89 of 2019

What were your favorite songs of this year? Fill out your ballot by December 22 to help us make the list of the Top 89 songs of 2019!

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Watch Dua Saleh’s crowdsourced-via-Instagram-filter video for ‘pretty kitten’

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Twin Cities hip-hop artist Dua Saleh has released an innovative video for their new single “pretty kitten.” In collaboration with a design team assembled by Minneapolis agency Zeus Jones, Saleh crowdsourced vertical videos to create what they call “the first ever fan-contributed music video entirely made of Instagram face filters.” Speaking recently with Andrea Swensson…

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Friday Five: Lizzo, Poliça, Atmosphere, and more new Minnesota music videos


It’s been a big week for Minnesota music, with Lizzo tapped as Time’s Entertainer of the Year, J.S. Ondara playing to a sold-out crowd at First Ave, and The Current announcing the lineup for the 15th Anniversary Party next month. To cap off the week, here are five fresh Minnesota music videos. Lizzo: “Good As…

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Today is Blenders Day in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter have both declared today, Dec. 12, to be Blenders Day, according to a press release from the band. Minnesota governor Tim Walz and North Dakota governor Douglas Burgam have also issued “certificates of congratulations” in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Minneapolis-based vocal group…

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Listen to Looch: Sammy Davis Jr, 'I've Gotta Be Me'

AMERICAN MASTERS : Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

Mary Lucia talks about a documentary available from the PBS American Masters series that looks at the life of entertainment legend Sammy Davis Jr. This past Sunday, December 8, was the 94th anniversary of Davis's birth.

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Top 89

Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Sessions®

Overcoats leap into The Current studio with new music

Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell of Overcoats, portrait at The Current

The New York band anchored by duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell visited The Current for a session featured on New Hot. Elion and Mitchell spoke to host Jade about their evolution as artists and about what they're looking forward to next.

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Coffee Break: Surprise album drops

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Today in 2013, Beyonce's self-titled album was released with no advance notice, sending radio stations scrambling to get the songs on the air and generating lots of free publicity. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were from surprise album drops?

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