Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina being demolished today


We knew this day was coming, and now, it’s here: today, the former Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina is being torn down. Alan Stricklin, a member of our audience and a past Minnesota Public Radio employee, sent photos of the demolition in progress. It’s the end of an era for a Minnesota music landmark that…

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The Current Sounds Like Home

Memorable Minnesota music moments: A Sounds Like Home sampler


Since the coronavirus pandemic has forced live music largely into virtual spaces, we've been working to help keep the Minnesota music community connected through a series of online festivals we call Sounds Like Home. The Current hosts catch up with local artists, who also perform short sets of music that we share with our audiences on YouTube and Facebook.

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The Current Rewind: 4/21/16

The Current Rewind: April 21, 2016


The day Prince passed away, thousands of fans congregated outside First Avenue. Although the street party might've seemed like magic, of course real people made it happen - and we talked to a few of them for this episode. It's the last full installment of our season, and it celebrates Prince, parties, and Minnesota music.

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Jeff Tweedy, 'Love Is The King'

Album of the Week: Jeff Tweedy, 'Love is the King'


While his fourth studio album doesn't stray too far from what you expect Jeff Tweedy, you can hear his use of the studio as an instrument with warm layers of voices and melodies backing his steady voice. Joined by his sons Spencer and Sam, the album is a reassurance that even though recorded in lockdown, we can all re-center ourselves around telling stories from the heart with help from those around us.

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Valerie June performs in The Current studio

Listen to new music from Valerie June


The Brooklyn-based, Tennessee-born singer-songwriter is back with her first new music since her last album, 'The Order of Time,' released in 2017. 'It's kind of my way of sharing a little positivity after such a chaotic year,' June says.

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The Current Sessions®

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session with The Current

Josh Ritter joins The Current for a virtual session. Hear songs from his new EP, 'See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion,' plus a familiar favorite.

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Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session

Ondara

Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Leading ladies of rock

Alison Mosshart

We put the spotlight on Alison Mosshart this morning - lead vocalist of the Kills and the Dead Weather - as she turns 42 today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what leading ladies of rock do you want to hear?

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The Kills

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Alison Mosshart


Alison Mosshart was born; The first jukebox was installed; Elvis Presley got punched; Billy Swan had a one-hit wonder; Rush performed in Rip; Bono and The Edge surprised the audience at a charity gig; and blues legend Robert Johnson began his first recording session, Today in Music History.

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