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  • Local musicians hope to go national in Austin
    Minnesota musicians hoping to get 'discovered' head to Austin, TX to play at the South by Southwest Music Festival.March 14, 2007
  • Chuck Klosterman speaks to love, hate, and relevancy
    Writer and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman dropped by The Current studios to talk to Mary Lucia about Britney Spears and how Nickelback is the new Soundgarden.February 23, 2007
  • The Duchess of Coolsville
    She has had over three decades of success performing jazz, pop and every genre in between. Midmorning talks with Rickie Lee Jones.Midmorning, February 21, 2007
  • Weekend warriors create a world of songs
    The Twin Cities indie rock band Army Defense has hundreds of songs in its recording vault. But chances are you won't hear any of them. That's because the only fans Army Defense members truly want to please are each other.February 16, 2007
  • Local songwriter "Not Ready to Make Nice," but wins Grammy
    Minnesota musician Dan Wilson co-wrote the Dixie Chicks' Song of the Year, "Not Ready to Make Nice," and won a Grammy for the effort.February 12, 2007
  • He's an artist, he don't look back
    An exhibition that's about to open at the Weisman Art Museum explores a pivotal period in Bob Dylan's career, a time that includes his Minnesota years. It reveals a lot about Dylan's ability to transform himself as an artist.February 2, 2007
  • The draw of Carousel remains
    The last time you heard "You'll Never Walk Alone" you were probably wearing a robe and carrying a diploma. But did you know where that song came from? It's from the Rogers and Hammerstein show, "Carousel" and it was an unusual musical for it's time.January 19, 2007
  • A review of the local music scene
    The Current's Mark Wheat will be in the studio with Gary Eichten to talk about "The Year in Local Music."Midday, December 28, 2006
  • The Honeydogs are back making sweet sounds
    Adam Levy is known for writing music with a social conscience. He talks with Kerri Miller about how his experiences as a social worker have informed his songwriting, and later in the day he talked with the Current's Steve Seel about the Honeydogs' new CD "Amygdala."November 15, 2006
  • On the run with Ian Anderson
    If you consider yourself a busy person, 21-year-old Ian Anderson may redefine for you what that term means.November 12, 2006
  • Simon's "Surprise"
    Just before his October 12 concert in Minneapolis promoting his new album, "Surprise," Kerri Miller talked with Paul Simon on his tour bus where he revealed himself as a songwriter still evolving.Midmorning, October 27, 2006
  • Will they, will they, rock you?
    With a classic arena song now banned, sports teams look for the next generation of jock jams.October 10, 2006
  • Tapes 'n Tapes tops Minnesota Music Awards
    The 26th annual Minnesota Music Awards were held Sunday night in Minneapolis. The awards recognize virtually every sector of popular music in Minnesota.October 2, 2006
  • Pigeon John performs live in studio
    Pigeon John (John Dust) got his start in the L.A. hip-hop scene by performing at open stage nights at the Good Life Cafe.September 29, 2006
  • Eliza Gilkyson - in studio
    For Eliza Gilkyson, music is a family affair. Her father is songwriter Terry Gilkyson and her son Cisco Ryder is playing percussion on stage with her now.September 14, 2006

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