Kelis

First Listen: Kelis, 'Food'


The new album from R&B's resident provocateur is the embodiment of what she has always contended as an artist: that she can't be molded to fit inside one genre.

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Lunar Eclipse

9:30 Coffee Break: Shadows


We may not be able to stay awake for the eclipse, so we'll create a Coffee Break eclipse and have a shadow pass over the entire playlist. What songs with the word "shadow" in the title, or featured prominently in the lyrics, should we play for the 9:30 Coffee Break?

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afghan whigs do to the beast

Album Review: Afghan Whigs, 'Do To The Beast'


A rock album for deep thinkers who also like soul, the highly anticipated 'Do To The Beast' may end up being the record that finally puts The Afghan Whigs on the front covers of the glossy music magazines.

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Relive Rock the Garden 2013 in MN Original’s new special


The weather in April may be unpredictable—here in Minnesota, we barely flinch when the skies dump a foot of snow on us one week and melt it all away with sunny weather the next—but there is one thing we can rely on year in and year out: The announcement of another summer festival season, including…

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Giveaways

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. film giveaway

M.I.A.-signed poster and DVD giveaway


The film Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. provides unparalleled, intimate access to the artist in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognizable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today. Win a poster and DVD of the film.

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The Current: Music News

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The Current Music News podcast

The Current Music News

In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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Download The Current app

The Current app

Download The Current's app to hear a crisp, high-fidelity stream of our station (and our additional streams) wherever you go!

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The Current Sessions®

Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Justin Courtney Pierre performs in The Current studio

Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Courtney Pierre has a debut solo album, 'In The Drink,' releasing Friday, Oct. 12. Just ahead of that release, Pierre and his band stopped at The Current to play songs from the new record and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie live in concert at the Palace Theatre

Death Cab for Cutie in concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul

Death Cab for Cutie played the second of two shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Thank You for Today,' on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Current streamed live video of Death Cab's entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Watch CHVRCHES live in concert at the Palace Theatre

Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES in concert at the Palace Theatre

CHVRCHES played the second of two sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on their tour supporting the album, 'Love Is Dead.' We streamed live video of CHVRCHES' entire set at The Palace Theatre; watch the archived concert.

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Shakey Graves performs in The Current studio

Shakey Graves in The Current studio

Just ahead of his Saturday show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., Shakey Graves -- aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia -- stopped over at The Current to play a few songs and to chat with host Mac Wilson.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Animated bands

The Beatles in animated form in 'Yellow Submarine.'

We are lucky enough to have a special guest coming by the show today - Ron Campbell, legendary animator, who did animations for Sesame Street, the Yellow Submarine feature film, and The Beatles TV series, among so many others. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have been at one point animated?

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Peter Tosh

Today in Music History: Remembering Peter Tosh on his birthday


Bowie released 'Pin-Ups'; A-ha became the first Norwegian act to have a No. 1 U.S. single; Noel Gallagher played his first live gig with Oasis; Nirvana hit No. 1 with a live compilation album; Johnny Marr had an academic turn; and Peter Tosh was born, Today in Music History.

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