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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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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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