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Andrew Bird cast in ‘Fargo’ season four, alongside Chris Rock


Earlier today, FX announced the new cast members who will join Chris Rock in the fourth season of the TV show Fargo. The list includes actors like Jason Schwartzman and Ben Winshaw — and musician Andrew Bird. Production begins this fall, and the season will air on FX in 2020. Bird will join the murder-filled…

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Eric Mayson moving to Mankato to attend flight school


It’s an understatement to say it’s been an eventful first half of 2019 for the multifaceted Minneapolis musician Eric Mayson. In just a few months, Mayson released his newest albums, Op-Nope and It’s All Real It’s All Fake, worked on a play and a dance piece, quit smoking, and got hitched. Up next for Mayson is…flight…

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Black Pumas perform in The Current studio

Black Pumas studio session

Showcasing a blend of classic soul and hip-hop influences, Black Pumas have quickly gained attention in their home city of Austin, Texas, and beyond. Led by Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada, Black Pumas visited The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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The Current Rewind

Playlist: Aar Maanta Youtube hits


YouTube has become an indispensable tool for Somali artists to share their music and create an online community. To give you a sense of the music and stories that exist on London-based Somali musician Aar Maanta's channel, we put together a list of some of the singer-songwriter's videos.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: Aan WadaMidnimayno Minnesota


Ask most casual Minnesota music fans about the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, and they'll probably tell you about the folk and blues hippie scene of the '60s and '70s. These days, the West Bank is home to a thriving Somali population, and several Somali-Minnesotans are famous throughout the diaspora for their own music and poetry. In this episode, we learn about music and community from our Somali neighbors.

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Businesses on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.

Photos: A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood


With venues like the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer's Bar, and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis' West Bank has become a hub for Somali music and culture. Cedar-Riverside resident and KFAI radio host Abdirizak Bihi takes us for a tour of his neighborhood, which he calls "Little Mogadishu."

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Coffee Break: Power Pop for The Posies

Brian Oake and The Posies

The Posies were in town last night to play the Turf Club, but not before having a lovely meal with our own Brian Oake. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what power pop songs do you want to hear?

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Prince at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005.

Today in Music History: Prince's 'Batman' goes No. 1


Three members of the Rolling Stones were fined after being caught short; Elvis Costello released his debut album; Johnny Cash hit No. 1 in the album charts posthumously; Rufus Wainwright was born; and Prince had a hit album based on a superhero, Today in Music History.

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