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Photos: The 1975 play the hits at the Armory


“It’s hard to put together a set now,” Matt Healy said at the Armory on Tuesday evening. “We’ve got so many songs.” Or, as Prince would’ve said, “Too many hits!” Healy’s band the 1975 have put out three stuffed albums in the last six years, earning themselves millions of fans and formidable commercial success. Most…

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Frances Luke Accord perform at Radio Heartland

Frances Luke Accord perform at Radio Heartland


Frances Luke Accord -- a folk duo comprising Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty -- formed while the pair were students at Notre Dame University. Now based in Chicago, Frances Luke Accord have several EPs and one full-length album under their belts. They stopped at Radio Heartland to play a selection of tunes from their catalogue.

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Eddy Arnold

Today in Music History: Remembering Eddy Arnold


The Beatles released 'Let It Be'; John Sebastian had a hit from a TV show; 'Chariots of Fire' raced up the charts; a whole bunch of drummers celebrate birthdays; and Eddy Arnold passed away, Today in Music History.

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Dennis and Lois documentary

Listen to Looch: getting to know 'Dennis and Lois'


This week, Mary Lucia talks about an up-and-coming documentary: 'Dennis and Lois,' from filmmaker Chris Cassidy, which tells the story of two ordinary people who are extraordinary music fans. 'I'm telling you right now,' Mary says, 'this movie is going to blow minds.'

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Jack Bevan and Jimmy Smith of Foals, portrait at The Current

Theft of the Dial: Jack Bevan and Jimmy Smith of Foals


While Foals were in town for a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, drummer Jack Bevan and guitarist Jimmy Smith stopped at The Current for a Theft of the Dial hosted by Jade. Bevan and Smith play some of their favorite songs and talk about some of their adventures on the road -- including a fortuitous musical discovery in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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Nick Waterhouse performs in The Current studio

Nick Waterhouse performs in The Current studio


Ahead of his show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Nick Waterhouse and his band stopped at The Current studio to play songs from Waterhouse's fourth full-length studio album and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

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Music News: Eurovision lands in Tel Aviv, amid protests

Protesters calling for the boycott of Eurovision.

The annual Eurovision music contest is taking place in Tel Aviv, amid protests. Also in the news this week: Vampire Weekend hit number one, Soundgarden announce immersive film events, and punk pioneer Susan Beschta dies at 67. Plus, an interview with the Rock Bottom Remainders and a new book chronicles the history of Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" cover. Also, new releases from The National; Alex Lahey; Tyler, the Creator; and Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, Mick's got his moves-like-Jagger back.

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The Current Sessions®

The Japanese House performs in The Current studio

The Japanese House perform in The Current studio

As the Japanese House, Amber Bain has been crafting ethereal-sounding songs that unabashedly plumb the depths of human emotion. Her new album, 'Good At Falling,' released on March 1 of this year, was recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studios in Wisconsin. Bain recently stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

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Coffee Break: Dragons and disappointment

Weapons from the Game of Thrones on display

Last night, the very final episode of Game of Thrones aired and people are ----- mad? They're mad about it. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's get some feelings out. What songs do you want to hear that revolve around things that could be in the world of Game of Thrones OR express disappointment?

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Semisonic performing at First Avenue

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Dan Wilson


Bill Haley and the Comets released a seminal song; Paul McCartney notched is sixth solo U.S. No. 1 single; Frank Sinatra was commemorated in a couple of ways, 10 years apart; Finland won its first Eurovision Song Contest; and Dan Wilson was born, Today in Music History.

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