Lula Wiles perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Boston band Lula Wiles perform at Radio Heartland


Eleanor Buckland, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin met at a fiddle camp in Maine; they continued playing together while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Together, they've formed the band Lula Wiles and are now touring in support of their album, 'What Will We Do.' Lula Wiles stopped at the Radio Heartland studio to play a session of tunes from the new record.

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Lily Allen performs in England in 2006.

Music News: Myspace loses 50 million songs, oops


Hope you had a backup: Myspace has confirmed losing data for 50 million songs uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015. Also in the news today: remembering Dick Dale, Shawn Mendes cleans up at the Junos, Neil Finn leaves social media in wake of Christchurch, Sam Smith comes out as genderqueer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers play a very obvious cover at the Great Pyramids of Giza.

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Sharon Van Etten performs on 'The Tonight Show' on NBC

Music on TV this week: Sharon Van Etten; Leon Bridges; Jenny Lewis; Yola


Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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Dick Dale

Coffee Break: Surf Rock for Dick Dale


Over the weekend Richard Anthony Monsour, known professionally as Dick Dale, passed away at the age of 81. He was known as the King of the Surf Guitar and a pioneer of early surf rock music. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what surf music or surf music influenced songs do you want to hear?

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Grant Hart

Today in Music History: Remembering Grant Hart on his birthday


Frank Sinatra made his first recording; the Bee Gees had a had in the top three singles in the U.S. singles charts; the Ramones got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Clash released their very first single; and Husker Du; drummer Grant Hart was born, Today in Music History.

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#MicroShow: Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis Microshow

The Current and New Belgium Brewing Company are excited to announce our next #MicroShow: We're bringing Jenny Lewis to the intimate Clown Lounge in the basement of the Turf Club for a special happy hour show the day before her gig at Palace Theatre.

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Coffee Break: Music kids love

Rock the Cradle 2018

Rock the Cradle is this Sunday, March 24, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art / Children's Theatre Company -- it's our annual free, no ticket required event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that kids love?

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