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Local Music Exchange

WFUV's Rita Houston and The Current's Mark Wheat go head-to-head sharing local band tracks.

We've partnered with Minnesota Public Radio's The Current to swap 5 of each city's favorite bands and play them on the air. Each night at 7:30, Rita Houston will talk with The Current's Mark Wheat and play one song from New York and one from the Twin Cities, proving that New York's not all hipsters in skinny jeans, and that there's more to Minnesota than Prince and the Replacements. Come back each day for free MP3s of the featured bands.


The Current

New York City


Monday, October 24, 2011

Class Actress


Class Actress
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Dead Man Winter - Bright Lights


Dead Man Winter
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Steven Bernstein's MTO Plays Sly

"Family Affair"

Steven Bernstein's MTO with Antony Hegarty
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Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps - Little Wind

"Tank Top"

Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

James Maddock - Beautiful Now

"Beautiful Now"

James Maddock
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Halloween, Alaska – All Night The Calls Came In

"Empire Waist"

Halloween, Alaska
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Lisps - Are We At The Movies

"Are We At The Movies"

The Lisps
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Joey Ryan And The Inks - Dennis Lane

"The Incredible Mr. Flowers"

Joey Ryan And The Inks
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| See the video

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ollabelle -  Be Your Woman

"Be Your Woman"

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Pink Mink - Pink Mink

"Black Door"

Pink Mink
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Mark Wheat - The Current, Minnesota

Mark Wheat

Mark Wheat is heard weekdays 6-10 p.m. on The Current and a DJ with the station since it launched in 2005. He tries to emulate his hero, the late, great BBC DJ John Peel, introducing new music to the audience by mixing it with songs they know and love. Wheat was raised near Cambridge, England, permanently relocating to the United States in 1983.

Rita Houston - WFUV, New York City

Rita Houston

A nationally recognized tastemaker filled with a broad knowledge and passion for music, Rita Houston shapes the musical direction of WFUV's acclaimed and unique music format. Firmly based in the greatest city in the world, Houston's music mix brings 'rock for grownups' diversity to the left end of the New York radio dial.