Music on TV this week: Mavis Staples; The National; Hozier; Anderson .Paak

Mavis Staples

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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Introducing The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind

You know great music when you hear it. But do you know where it came from? Find out via a new music history podcast by The Current. Plus: a Soundset ticket giveaway.

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Rock the Garden tickets on sale!

Rock the Garden Tickets Now on sale

Tickets to this year's Rock the Garden featuring The National, Courtney Barnett, X, Heart Bones, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Adia Victoria and The Beths are now on sale to everyone!

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Your Twin Cities guide to summer block parties and festivals 2019

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With a rain-drenched but spirited Art-a-Whirl already receding in the rear view, it’s time to start planning for the vast array of block parties and festivals already announced for summer 2019. Kicking off with the Memory Lanes Block Party over Memorial Day weekend, here is a list of events around the Twin Cities area. At…

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Lizzo performs rare acoustic set in The Current studio


Before playing a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre, Lizzo stopped by The Current studio to talk about her new album, how she's grown as an artist, and what it's been like to take a more positive spin on her music. Lizzo also performs two songs from the album -- accompanied only by acoustic guitar -- showcasing her stunning vocals.

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The Current: Music News

Music News: Eurovision lands in Tel Aviv, amid protests

Protesters calling for the boycott of Eurovision.

The annual Eurovision music contest is taking place in Tel Aviv, amid protests. Also in the news this week: Vampire Weekend hit number one, Soundgarden announce immersive film events, and punk pioneer Susan Beschta dies at 67. Plus, an interview with the Rock Bottom Remainders and a new book chronicles the history of Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" cover. Also, new releases from The National; Alex Lahey; Tyler, the Creator; and Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, Mick's got his moves-like-Jagger back.

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The Current Sessions®

The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Dragons and disappointment

Weapons from the Game of Thrones on display

Last night, the very final episode of Game of Thrones aired and people are ----- mad? They're mad about it. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's get some feelings out. What songs do you want to hear that revolve around things that could be in the world of Game of Thrones OR express disappointment?

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Semisonic performing at First Avenue

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Dan Wilson

Bill Haley and the Comets released a seminal song; Paul McCartney notched is sixth solo U.S. No. 1 single; Frank Sinatra was commemorated in a couple of ways, 10 years apart; Finland won its first Eurovision Song Contest; and Dan Wilson was born, Today in Music History.

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