Clyde Stubblefield

Pride and pain: The story of the Funky Drummer


The story of Clyde Stubblefield - aka the Funky Drummer - spans a half-century of music history. Here's a close look at a 20-second drum break, its modest originator, and the effect it had on a generation of music-makers.

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Ellis Delaney performs at Radio Heartland


Formerly known by the mononym Ellis, singer-songwriter Ellis Delaney is soon to release her 10th album, 'Ordinary Love.' In the run-up to the release, Ellis Delaney visited Radio Heartland to play songs from the new record.

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The Current Sessions®

Polica bring 'When We Stay Alive' to The Current studio


Before going on a tour which will start in England on Feb. 7, Poliça — comprising frontwoman Channy Leaneagh; Chris Bierden on bass and vocals; Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu on drums; and producer Ryan Olson — stopped by The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

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Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow

Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

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Coffee Break: Munson Love Time

Semisonic performing at First Avenue

John Munson is joining Jill Riley this morning for a special set of sensual songs that can help inspire...activity....in the bedroom. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what requests do you have for Munson Love Time?

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