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9:30 Coffee Break: Trucker Songs


Let's hear some songs about driving trucks, being a truck driver, or songs for truck drivers. Give us your suggestions and we'll play a couple for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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Best Coast

Song Premiere: Best Coast, 'I Don't Know How'


Summer never ends in the music of Best Coast. "I Don't Know How" is the new single from the L.A.-based duo, featuring Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno. The song is the last cut from their seven-song EP called Fade Away due out October 22.

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Mazzy Star

First Listen: Mazzy Star, 'Seasons Of Your Day'


Mazzy Star's first album in 17 years arrives as the band's sound is being echoed by artists like Beach House. Seasons of Your Day serves as a welcome second act -- a lovely, intoxicating record which showcases the duo's evolution, too.

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volcano choir, repave

Album Review: Volcano Choir, 'Repave'


Listen to Volcano Choir's sophomore release, Repave, and you'll find yourself enveloped in a swarm of lush, structured soundscapes, strings, percussion, vocal harmonies and mystery.

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Playlist: Aar Maanta Youtube hits


YouTube has become an indispensable tool for Somali artists to share their music and create an online community. To give you a sense of the music and stories that exist on London-based Somali musician Aar Maanta's channel, we put together a list of some of the singer-songwriter's videos.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: Aan WadaMidnimayno Minnesota


Ask most casual Minnesota music fans about the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, and they'll probably tell you about the folk and blues hippie scene of the '60s and '70s. These days, the West Bank is home to a thriving Somali population, and several Somali-Minnesotans are famous throughout the diaspora for their own music and poetry. In this episode, we learn about music and community from our Somali neighbors.

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Businesses on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

Photos: A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood


With venues like the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer's Bar, and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis' West Bank has become a hub for Somali music and culture. Cedar-Riverside resident and KFAI radio host Abdirizak Bihi takes us for a tour of his neighborhood, which he calls "Little Mogadishu."

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Coffee Break: Sky full of song

Double rainbow in Bayfield

If you were able to look up into the sky you saw something spectacular after last night's storm - a double rainbow and gorgeous, colorful skies. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the sky, clouds, rainbows, etc.?

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Kitty Wells - Heartbreak U.S.A

Today in Music History: Remembering Kitty Wells


Kitty Wells passed away; Desmond Dekker was born; the Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records; Sean Cassidy had his one and only No. 1 hit; and the White Stripes played their shortest concert ever, Today in Music History.

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