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Flashback: When Miles Davis played with Prince at Paisley Park


When listeners hear the name Miles Davis, they might think of some of his early works like Kind of Blue and Birth of the Cool, but those albums were just the beginning. Even as a young musician, Davis was always ahead of his time. He never liked to look back on the past and was…

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Explore our New Hot member drive playlist


During the winter member drive, The Current - as always - is committed to helping you discover new music. Check out the hot-off-the-vinyl-press tunes you'll hear throughout our member drive.

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Swhenever: Twin Cities’ newest online local show calendar is a labor of love


For the past three years, Jesse Mortenson has been crafting a new online show calendar for the Twin Cities. At the end of 2017, the calendar, called swhenever, became available to the public. Swhenever lists concerts from venues such as First Avenue, Icehouse, and the Cedar Cultural Center, all in an eye-pleasing color combination of mint…

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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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Gimmie Love: Valentine’s gifts for music nerds


It’s early February, which means you might be brainstorming ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This Hallmark holiday can get boiled down to chocolate and putti (they’re not cupids!). But if you’re in a romantic relationship, it offers you a genuine opportunity to celebrate whatever makes your connection special. For a lot of people, that’s rooted…

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MicroShows

The Current Sessions®

Tune-Yards perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club

Tune-Yards MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Jan. 16, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Tune-Yards, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The set list includes five songs from Tune-Yards' latest album, 'I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life,' plus a favorite off 2014's 'Nikki Nack.'

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Lissie plays songs from her forthcoming album, 'Castles'

Lissie at The Current

'Castles,' the new album from Lissie, releases March 23, 2018. In between shows at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Lissie and her band stopped at The Current to perform a couple tracks from the forthcoming album, as well as a hit from Lissie's 2016 release, 'My Wild West.'

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Coffee Break: Figure skating soundtrack

Adam Rippon at the team competition at the Olympics.

The Winter Olympics is upon us and figure skating abounds with categories including Single Skating, Ice Dance, Pair Skating, and Short Programs. New this year to the Olympics is the allowance of singing and lyrics in the routines' soundtracks. So in honor of these Olympic changes, what song would you pick as your figure skating soundtrack for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Lesley Gore


Bruce Springsteen went No. 1 with 'Born in the U.S.A.'; Yusuf Islam was awarded substantial damages from The Sunday Times and The Sun; 50 Cent was at No. 1 with his debut album 'Get Rich or Die Tryin''; and Lesley Gore passed away, Today in Music History.

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