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Early Eyes talk about lineup change, new music


At the beginning of this year I sat down with Early Eyes, a hot new college band who were taking the local scene by storm. Tonight Jake Berglove (guitar/vocals), Des Lawrence (bass), Wyatt Fuller (drums), Joe Villano (guitar), and John O’Brien (guitar) will be celebrating one year of Early Eyes at the Ferguson Amphitheater as a part of…

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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, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Rhiannon Giddens performs on Radio Heartland

Rhiannon Giddens is a newly minted MacArthur 'Genius'


Before she won a $625,000 grant on Wednesday, Giddens was a frequent guest on public radio programs. Relive her performances as both a solo artist and a member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, including a performance in the studio of Radio Heartland.

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You Need To Know: Thomas Abban, who’s intent on originality


Thomas Abban is in full make-up when he arrives for our interview. It’s 9:30 in the morning at an Uptown coffee shop, and none of the other customers look ready to step on a stage — but there he is, wearing black and white, thin lines and question marks painted on his hands. Under his…

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The Current Sessions®

Iron & Wine perform in The Current's studio

Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios

Iron & Wine released their sixth album of new material, Beast Epic, on August 25, 2017. Here's songwriter/lead vocalist Sam Beam and a full band playing "Call It Dreaming," "About A Bruise," and "Thomas County Law" in The Current's studio.

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#MicroShow: Josh Ritter showcases songs from 'Gathering'

Josh Ritter MicroShow

On Sept. 23, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Josh Ritter, who performed at the Clown Lounge within the Turf Club in St. Paul. Ritter performed a number of songs from his latest album, 'Gathering,' which was released just one day before this MicroShow was recorded.

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Hear three new songs from Anderson East

Anderson East performs in The Current studio

Anderson East and his band are touring the country, road-testing some recent singles from a not-yet-announced album. Traveling up through the Twin Cities between gigs in Madison, Wis., and the Wisconsin Dells, Anderson East and his band spoke with Mac Wilson and played some of the songs they've been woodshedding.

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Broken Social Scene share big songs and a positive message


After releasing 'Hug of Thunder,' their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia. 'It felt like a very good time to come back with our unity vibe and with our friendship vibe,' says the band's Kevin Drew.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Little blanks

Little Richard

Today in 1951, eighteen-year-old Richard Penniman, a.k.a. Little Richard, made his first recordings at a studio in Atlanta. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have "Little" in the title or chorus?

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The Ramones

Today in Music History: CBGB closes its doors


The legendary CBGB closed its doors; Little Richard made his first recordings for RCA; Sam Cooke's greatest hit was released; Grace Slick joined the Jefferson Airplane; CCR called it quits; and Bob Mould was born in Malone, N.Y., 55 years ago Today in Music History.

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