How many ‘Jeopardy!’ Prince questions can you answer?


This weekend, the world was saddened to learn of the death of a television icon: longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. Over the course of 36 years helming the popular quiz show, Trebek asked contestants (and, by extension, viewers) to display their knowledge on a vast range of topics. Among those topics, of course, was Minnesota music…

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Bartees Strange is a producer and songwriter in Washington, D.C.

'I don't feel like I'm breaking anything': Bartees Strange on the personal history behind 'Live Forever'


On his debut album 'Live Forever,' one-time hardcore kid Bartees Strange engages with the idea of artistic freedom and the willingness to never be pinned down by the artistic and cultural demands the industry makes on Black musicians. Strange hopes to create music that imagines a world free of social baggage, where R&B, electronic, folk and post-punk can merge into a unique palette.

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Waxahatchee

The Chart Show: King and Waxahatchee Crowned Hall of Fame


Elle King and Waxahatchee reach the Chart Show Hall of Fame after ten weeks on the chart. The two singles tell the story of 2020 with the juxtaposition between Elle King's stand-alone teaser for a 2021 album, and Waxahatchee's full-length that has become a critic's favorite.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Hall of Fame


When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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Photographer Bob Gruen

Listen to Looch: interview with rock photographer Bob Gruen


Mary Lucia interviews rock photographer and author Bob Gruen about his new autobiography, 'Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock and Roll Photographer.' Gruen talks about the many artists he's worked with and befriended over the years, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, to the Sex Pistols, to Sean Lennon and Mark Ronson.

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot


Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show!

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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

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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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