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Chris Thile explains idea for the song "I Blew It Off" came about when he was blowing off practicing Bach's Partita in B-minor. It's one of the many things the Punch Brothers shared in this great session hosted by The Current's Bill DeVille:
On tour supporting their new album, 'The Phosphorescent Blues', Punch Brothers stopped in to The Current to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille. Somewhat inadvertently, the album turned out to have a lot to say about smartphone technology. 'It's just trying to recognize that [the smartphone] has changed everything, and we have to figure out a way to make it work for us and not the other way around,' says lead singer and mandolin player ...
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Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Dawes, The Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis and many many more are stopping by The Gentlemen of the Road tour, including a stop in Waverly, Iowa.

The Current has a pair of passes to give away -- enter at the link!
Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Waverly, IA
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Next Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Our own Derrick Stevens has deep roots in Selma, and he'll be going there to participate next weekend. Before then, Derrick shares his Selma story and his civil-rights playlist; be sure to check this out:
The Current's Production Manager, Derrick Stevens, is heading to Selma, Ala., to take part in the re-enactment of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march on Sunday, March 8. Before that trip, Derrick has put together a playlist for the trip, and he shares his personal connections to Selma.
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Our Album of the Week is Brandi Carlile's 'The Firewatcher's Daughter'. In his review, Bill DeVille calls the record "her most rockin' album to date." Read Bill's review and submit your own 1- to 5-star rating:
Brandi Carlile, along with her musical collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, have released what might be Brandi's most rockin' album to date. Read Bill DeVille's review.
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On Teenage Kicks, host Jacquie Fuller is joined by guest hosts Maria and Zoë Marchand, and they'll be featuring Smashing Pumpkins. Listen 8 to 10 a.m. http://thecurrent.org/listen
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Listen to The Current during the 8 a.m. hour — we'll be debuting a brand-new track by My Morning Jacket, "Big Decisions". MMJ co-wrote the song with none other than Dan Wilson!
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Fifty-eight percent of listeners submitted a rating gave Sleater-Kinney's new album, 'No Cities to Love', 5 out of 5 stars. Check out the breakdown, read Andrea Swensson's review, and enter for a chance to win Sleater-Kinney's back catalogue on vinyl:
Much like the 'Die Hard' quadrilogy, you don't have to be well-versed in Sleater-Kinney's previous work to be able to understand and adore their latest offering, 'No Cities to Love'. In fact, the new record might be one of the best entry points for new fans that the band has ever recorded.
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Sleater-Kinney are the musical guests tonight on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss recently visited The Current for this conversation with our own Andrea Swensson:
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Glass Animals are musical guests on #Letterman tonight. They brought their peanut-butter vibes to our studio, too. Check out Mark Wheat's interview with the band, along with Nate Ryan's photos and his video of their song, "Gooey":
In town for a gig at the Cedar Cultural Center, Oxford-based band Glass Animals stopped in to The Current's studio on the fourth day of their U.S. tour to play some tunes and to talk to Mark Wheat.
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Minnesota MC Allan Kingdom on stage with Kanye?! 
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Ok, Ima gon let you finish, but Kanye can go pound sand.
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The Current, a non-commercial radio station based in  Minneapolis / St.Paul , plays the best new music next to the music you already love, from local to legendary, indie to influential.  On the air at 89.3 FM in the Twin Cities and streaming everywhere at TheCurrent.org.