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Mumford & Sons

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    June 13, 2014

    Say hello to ALT 93.3, Clear Channel's newest Twin Cities alternative rock radio station

    Imagine a world where Beck, Passion Pit, Coldplay, 311, Alien Ant Farm, Mumford & Sons, and Green Day (post-Dookie) are played on repeat all day. Finally, a place where dingbat radio DJs can be free to spend 15 minutes discussing the finer points of "Sex on Fire" and how Paramore's Haylie Willia ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2014

    89.3 the Current: An oral history

    DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary

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    November 13, 2013

    One Direction's "Story of My Life": Why this song sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five U.K. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Cole Randall of Flora Cash accused of defacing Montana monument

    The names carved into Pompeys Pillar tell the story: Cole Shpresa <3 10/10/2013.Authorities say the names carved into the historic sandstone butte in Montana refer to husband and wife musicians Cole Randall and Shpresa Lieshiaj of the Minneapolis indie-folk band Flora Cash.

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    October 16, 2013
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    September 27, 2013

    Mumford & Sons' so-called "indefinite hiatus" is total cliffhanger bullshit

    The biggest Mumford & Sons hit single to date is about patiently waiting. Now it's everyone else's turn. Just as they've become the most prominent live draws in the U.S., the English group is reportedly shutting down for an indefinite period of time. To the joy of the haters and the sorrow of ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Mumford & Sons at Xcel Energy Center, 9/4/13

    Mumford & SonsXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, September 4, 2013There's no question that Marcus Mumford and his band of Sons are brilliant. In one way, at least. Finally someone has capitalized on American pop's two most-popular niches, twang and EDM. Unfortunately, this marketable and sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/4 - 9/10

    The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    August 5, 2013

    Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer" video makes us laugh and weep

    Mumford & Sons have a brand new music video out for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," and this one, folks, this is one for the books. With the help of actors Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, a silly beard-wearing Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis, the passion of the Mumf reaches a new plateau.See Also:Mumf ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013
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    July 9, 2013

    Mumford & Sons wisely clone themselves for "Babel" video

    You really can't get enough of Mumford & Sons, and perhaps that's why there are so many of each member of the band in this new clip for "Babel." As the camera follows the players around the warehouse in an infinite black and white loop that defies common perceptions of time and space -- no doub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Mumford & Sons extend 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in September

    This is a date that many folk-rock fans in the Midwest have been waiting for. Mumford & Sons have just announced a new stretch of The Full English tour dates that will bring them across the United States to several cities that often get left off major tour schedules. And then there's the Twin Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Lollapalooza 2013 full lineup: The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and more

    A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Pitchfork Music Festival releases full 2013 lineup

    The Pitchfork Music Festival lands at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, and after the initial tease of R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian, the full lineup is now here!One of the main curiosities for Twin Cities music fans is how the acts announced might filter into First Avenue's music festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Here's what you're actually missing at SXSW

    Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The 4onthefloor drop single from new album Spirit of Minneapolis

    Swampy blues stompers the 4onthefloor have just released details for their second full-length studio album, Spirit of Minneapolis, due out in April. The title takes upon a special meaning for those who remember the band's bit of "mock duck" (aka not beef) with Howler regarding the local scene almost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Valentine's Day music roundup: Seven options for the unprepared

    Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for you. More likely, though, you just remembered, like, two days ago that this stupid holiday was happeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The 2013 Grammy Awards played it safe and got it wrong

    If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks is a man of few words

    The Maccabees haven't quite reached the British Invasion status of Mumford and Sons, but the Brighton, England-based indie rock band is well on their way to conquering the hearts and stereos of the U.S. hip set everywhere. The band's third album, Given to the Wild, was released in January 2012, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Current hosts its first Public Music Meeting tonight

    There's no question that since it's arrival on the local airwaves eight years ago, the Current has changed the musical landscape here in the Twin Cities. With their adventurous playlist, top notch in-studio performances, and sharp focus on Minnesota music, there would be few who would argue that the ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    The Mumford and Sons' "Lover of the Light" video that everyone is fangirling all over

    Mumford and Sons have just released a new, pretty video for their new U.K. single "Lover of the Light" (still not an official U.S. single) off their second full-length album Babel. The video was directed by and stars the British actor Idris Elba (The Wire and Luther), who is not bad-looking or anyth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Why Death Grips sold drama instead of a copy of NO LOVE DEEP WEB

    By Will McClainThe Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill believers by leaking their latest alb ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Esperanza Spalding on the Grammys, jazz and Q-Tip

    Singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding made history when she received a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best New Artist. Up against music greats Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Drake, and teen favorite Justin Bieber, it was Spalding who walked away with the Grammy, making it the first tim ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Muse cover Prince's "Sign 'O' the Times"

    For anyone who thought Prince's revolutionary social commentary "Sign '☮' the Times" from 1987 needed a more provocative guitar part (we did not) Muse has stepped in to give the track a more jagged edge. Ahead of this weekend's performance on Saturday Night Live to herald Tuesday's release of The ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Admiral Fallow on The Mighty Ducks, tree people, and touring the U.S.

    The orchestral folk-pop ensemble Admiral Fallow has been steadily gaining fans in the U.K. since they started playing together some six years ago. Now, finally, with the release of their second album, Tree Bursts In Snow, talented Scottish quintet is finally in a place to make the great voyage over ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Mumford and Sons cover Alt-J's "Tessellate" on BBC's Radio One

    Attention Current listeners and Mumford and Sons aficionados: We've got what amounts to a bit of ear porn for you this morning. Our beloved Mumfy went on the BBC's Radio One yesterday, where they played a seven-song set, composed of songs from Sigh No More and their recently released sophomore alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    After Mumford and Sons' "I Will Wait" video, life isn't the same

    See Also:Mumford and Sons release new single, "I Will Wait," to adoring sighsMumford and Sons releasing new record, be still our beating heartsThe 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"Mumford and Sons' new single "I Will Wait" (from the band's upcoming album Babel, due September 24) has bee ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Mumford and Sons release new single, "I Will Wait," to adoring sighs

    See Also:Mumford and Sons releasing new record, be still our beating heartsThe 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"The Current Effect, in progressIn the midst of an endless, grueling tour schedule, long, sweaty nights playing sold-out shows, and causing hearts across the country to quiver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Mumford and Sons releasing new record, be still our beating hearts

    See Also:The 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstageThe Current Effect, in progressIt's finally happening. Three years ago, Mumford and Sons released their debut album Sigh No More, and hoedown enthusiasts (and Current listeners) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Five songs exploring mental illness

    This week, 5ingles explores songs that boast connections to mental illness. None of these are quite as stupendous as Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized" or Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" or Green Day's "Basket Case" or Lil B.'s "Wonton Soup," but the last song on the list comes pretty damn close -- i ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    The 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"

    ​After submitting to an interview (with a now-passionate comments field) regarding Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith's comments about them, the 4onthefloor is back today with a song named after his description of the band. "Mock Duck/Mumford & Sons Crap" is set to the tune of the far-more-famou ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    The 4onthefloor: Howler must've actually listened to our record

    ​Kerfuffle alert! Recently, Howler frontman and burgeoning viral marketer Jordan Gatesmith voiced his displeasure with the Minneapolis music scene and a 30-year lull of good music via a U.K. podcast hosted by the Guardian's Alexis Petridis. (If we're doing our math correctly, it means he hates eve ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    The Current's 7 years of good luck: Dessa, Mary Lucia & more weigh in

    ​The Current, located at 89.3 on the FM dial, is far from just another a radio station. Over the past seven years, it has transformed into somewhat of a Twin Cities institution, offering an alternative to the redundancy of commercial radio while also acting as a musical rite of passage for up- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    96.3 NOW shifts to adult top 40 station K-TWIN

    ​Are you keeping up with all this? Just a short year and a half after switching from B96 to the less rap-heavy top 40 pop station 96.3 NOW, the station's owners made another shift this weekend and launched K-TWIN, which abandons "rhythmic" pop all together in favor of a format called Adult CH ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Laura Marling at the Cedar, 12/01/11

    ​Laura MarlingDecember 1, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterThe last time Laura Marling performed in Minneapolis was in 2008, when she was only 18 years old. She played for about 25 of us at the 400 Bar as the opening act for Johnny Flynn, with a then unknown Mumford & Sons serving as her backing ba ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Dawes, Dylanophilia, and the Twin Cities' love affair with touchy-feely folk rock

    Photo by Kevin Hays​L.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    With the Current's ratings reportedly 'soaring,' what does that mean for Minnesota music?

    Photo by Jayme Halbritter for City PagesThe Current's program manager Jim McGuinn​Though this won't come as a surprise to anyone who's seen a Current-sponsored show sell out in a heartflutter or watched them dominate the "indie" music scene in the Twin Cities, a recent report has shown that the st ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit and Caitlin Rose at the Entry, 05/24/2011

    ​Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit and Caitlin RoseMay 24, 20117th St. EntryWhat a difference nearly three years have made on Johnny Flynn's popularity in Minneapolis. After his first local headlining show at the 400 Bar in 2008 drew only about 30 people (with Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Top 5 most overrated artists of 2010

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzMumford & Sons at the Varsity Theater last May​Now, before you get all bent out of shape with this list, let me point out that just because I feel a band or an artist is overrated doesn't mean I don't like them or their music. It just conveys my belief that the massive ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Top 5 most underrated artists of 2010

    Can you hear us, mainstream audiences? It's us, Women.​In any given year, we are bombarded with so much new music that sometimes albums and artists that deserve a lot more attention somehow fall through the cracks, and don't quite get the careful consideration their work is entitled to. So, the ba ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010
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    October 27, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    The Week That Was: U2 to work with Danger Mouse, Mark E. Smith slags Mumford & Sons

    ​And just like that, as if by magic, we awaken into a world where Russell Brand and Katy Perry can flaunt an Indian marriage license, where Brett Favre got whipped in his old backyard, where the Yankees aren't headed to the world series, and where world peace remains as elusive a possibility as ev ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010
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    September 27, 2010

    The Current Effect, in progress

    Photo by Dan CorriganMayors RT Rybak and Chris Coleman at the Current's 5th birthday party​Last May, when Mumford & Sons blasted through town with a very sold-out show at the Varsity Theater, the impact that Minneapolis Public Radio's contemporary music station has on our concert ticket market ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Mumford & Sons bathe in sweat and adoration at the Varsity

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​"This is the hottest I think I've been in a long time," Marcus Mumford said between sets, droplets of sweat falling off his eyelashes, guitar, and fingertips. "But I think it's also the most loved we've been, so far from home."Indeed, last night at the very sold-out Varsit ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstage

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studios​INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CINDAL LEE HEARTMumford & Sons are the epitome of bottom to top success; in less than 3 years they've signed to major record labels (Glassnote and Island) and faired into the hearts of many diverse fan ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    The Ruby Suns, Mumford and Sons top local radio charts

    It was all Suns and Sons on Radio K's and the Current's charts this week.

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