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Music News: Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees announced

The nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced, with the possibility of making history for one of the nominees. Author Haruki Murakami will donate a record collection of more than 10,000 records to his alma mater. A Willie Nelson tribute will be held next year. Vampire Weekend's new album will come out in 2019 and we reflect on the unique Iceland Airwaves festival.

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Peter Mayer performs at Radio Heartland

Peter Mayer performs at Radio Heartland

Peter Mayer has a new record called 'Catching Rain,' another collection of originals by Mayer, complete with choruses and backbeats to sing and clap along to. Mayer stopped in our studio to play a few songs and to talk about the thinking behind the new album.

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Review and Photos: Tash Sultana shines at the Palace Theatre

Over this past summer, I was on my family’s boat with my little brother, 14, and my younger cousin, 17, and it was my turn to play DJ and I put on Tash Sultana, thinking that it would be a crowd-pleaser. But as I played the first song and began explaining how cool I thought…

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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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Greta Van Fleet, 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army'

Music News: Greta Van Fleet publicist responds to Pitchfork pan

Greta Van Fleet's publicist has responded to Pitchfork's infamous pan of the band's new album - and her response might surprise you. Also in the news today: Live Nation and Guitar Center are booming, Jack White responds to reports of homophobia at a concert, Nick Cave interviews Marianne Faithfull, and a Beyonce boost proves too little, too late in a widely-watched Senate race.

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Iceland Airwaves

The Current brings Iceland Airwaves to you

Iceland Airwaves Festival

Join host Mark Wheat as he broadcasts from Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Mark will have interviews, live performances and a few cultural insights as well.

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Giveaway: Bob Dylan 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Enter for your chance to win a complete deluxe box set of Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks - The Bootleg Series Vol. 14' from Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings and The Current. It's your chance to own a piece of Dylan's music history that's firmly rooted in Minneapolis.

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Music News: Neil Young, Miley Cyrus lose homes in California fires

Neil Young performs in Hollywood in 2016.

Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker are among those affected by the ongoing wildfires in California. Also today: Aerosmith's Joe Perry hospitalized after performing with Billy Joel; Elvis Presley and others awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom; Dido announces first album in five years; and Jay Gabler finds out how tourism and the music industry can work together better in Iceland.

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The Current Sessions®

Hildur performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Hildur (Hildur Kristin Stefansdottir)

Although she hasn't yet released a full-length studio album, Hildur's singles have been instant hits, including 2016's 'I'll Walk With You' and her newest single, 'Picture Perfect.' Hildur plays both of these songs and more, and she converses with Mark Wheat as part of The Current's sessions at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

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Soccer Mommy performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Soccer Mommy

Nashville-based indie-pop artist Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) joins Mark Wheat at Iceland Airwaves to play a live set and to talk about her budding career, including what it was like to meet and tour with one of her heroes, Liz Phair.

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David Huckfelt performs in The Current studio

David Huckfelt performs in The Current studio

Inspired by his friends and by a time as artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park, David Huckfelt of the Pines is releasing his solo debut album, 'Stranger Angels,' in early 2019. Huckfelt and friends stopped at The Current to play some songs from the forthcoming record and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

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Coffee Break: Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics icon, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. He was the editor-in-chief, then publisher, then chairman of Marvel Comics, and helped co-create Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Stan Lee?

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