Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand perform in studio

Glasgow's Franz Ferdinand are basking in the glow of their new release, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and band members Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy recently visited with The Current's Barb Abney to talk about the new record.

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Ballad of the lost Hare

9:30 Coffee Break: Ballads

Kevin from St. Paul asked for a Coffee Break full of "ballads," so we're pulling together songs with the word "ballad" in the title for 9:30 Coffee Break.

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The Current Sessions®

Black Pumas perform in The Current studio

Black Pumas studio session

Showcasing a blend of classic soul and hip-hop influences, Black Pumas have quickly gained attention in their home city of Austin, Texas, and beyond. Led by Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada, Black Pumas visited The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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The Current Rewind

Can you solve The Current Rewind's Bonnie Raitt crossword puzzle?

Bonnie Raitt in 2012.

In 1971, before Bonnie Raitt won a Grammy or was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she was solving crossword puzzles in Minneapolis' Palmer's Bar. In honor of Bonnie's daily game with Spider John Koerner, we've put together our own Bonnie Raitt crossword puzzle, with clues inspired by her debut album and the musicians who contributed to it.

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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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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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Oake and Riley Features

Alison Krauss

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Alison Krauss

Neil Young and his high school friends recorded their first single; Frank Sinatra had a No. 1 album; Barry Manilow 'made it' to the top of the singles chart; the Police kicked off a massive world tour; and Amy Winehouse passed away, Today in Music History.

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