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The Current highlights the best in new music and groundbreaking musicians who still inspire with Song of the Day, Album of the Week, March Music Madness, and the year-end Top 89. We also celebrate the past, present, and future of Minnesota music.

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Beth Orton - Fractals

Beth Orton
Today's Song of the Day is "Fractals" from Beth Orton’s album, Weather Alive, out now. Beth Orton will be performing at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday, November 12th. Read more

The Black Angels - Empires Falling

The Black Angels
Today's Song of the Day is "Empires Falling" from The Black Angels’ album, Wilderness of Mirrors, out now. The Black Angels will be performing at First Avenue on Wednesday, October 5th. Read more

Night Moves - Feel Another Day

Night Moves
Today's Song of the Day is "Feel Another Day" from Night Moves’s album, The Redaction EP, out now. Night Moves will be performing at Surly Brewery on Thursday, September 29th for The Current Happy Hour. Read more

Interview: Andrew Broder talks music, art, and collaboration

A man twists knobs on a musical device
Diane catches up with the producer, instrumentalist, film score composer, vocalist, painter, and visionary in the midst of preparing for an upcoming North American tour with Joe Rainey and performance/album release with Nashville songwriter Lambchop at the Walker Art Center. Read more

Bear's Den - Please Don't Hide Yourself Away (feat. Jade Bird)

A family of four seated on a bench at a campsite in a forest
Today's Song of the Day is Bear's Den, “Please Don't Hide Yourself Away” (feat. Jade Bird), from the Trying: Season 3 (Apple TV Original Series Soundtrack), out now on Communion Records. Bear’s Den will perform at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Friday, September 23. Read more


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