Steve Seel Feature Archive

Dan Auerbach wants to make records like RZA of the Wu Tang Clan. Like RZA, Auerbach takes his influences and feeds them into music except he takes it into another direction to make his gritty, soulful blues on his new solo album "Keep it Hid." (03/10/2009)
I can think of no better musician to inaugurate our new feature, Theft of the Dial, than Michael Franti. A gentleman, a wellspring of generosity and positive energy, and also a very funny guy. Oh: and someone with great taste in music too, natch. (02/18/2009)
It's been over four-and-a-half years since The Hopefuls released their debut "The Fuses Refuse to Burn." Formerly named The Olympic Hopefuls until the Olympic committee protested, they've had more changes than just their name before the release of their new album, "Now Playing at the One-Seat Theater." (12/16/2008)
It's natural that the Flaming Lips' new dramatic feature film, Christmas on Mars - conceived by bandleader Wayne Coyne and billed as "a fantastical film freak-out" - should contain all of the psychedelia, drama, humor and hopefulness that fans have come to love about the band's music itself. (12/15/2008)
Ryan Adams may have left behind the confines of the "alt-country" genre long ago, but the moniker still tends to cling to him - despite having spent a fair chunk of the past decade-plus making music that has drawn from a broad and deep well of influences. (12/10/2008)
Minneapolis' Dan Wilson has been known as many things: frontman in Semisonic and guitarist in Trip Shakespeare, Grammy Award winner for writing The Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready To Make Nice," and producer for two of Mike Doughty's albums. He's also worked with musicians like Rachael Yamagata, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Messersmith, and Jason Mraz. In 2007, Dan Wilson released a solo album, "Free Life" on Rick Rubin's American Recordings. With all of that on his musical resume, he still calls the Twin Cities home. (12/09/2008)
Oasis formed in Manchester, England, in 1993. The groups just released their eighth studio album, "Dig Out Your Soul." Steve Seel talked with Noel Gallagher about a recent fan attack and the Gallagher's fascination with guns. (11/26/2008)
Jonathan Guyton, Principal of Cornerstone Wealth Advisors and Senior economics editor Chris Farrell joined host Steve Seel to answer the urgent questions people have about their money, their job and their community. (10/23/2008)
Jonathan Guyton, Principal of Cornerstone Wealth Advisors and Senior economics editor Chris Farrell joined host Steve Seel to answer the urgent questions people have about their money, their job and their community. (10/23/2008)
While songs titled "Hey, Wanna Throw Up?" and "Lemurs, Man, Lemurs," may be what grabs your attention about Minus the Bear, the catchy and polished songwriting will keep you listening. (10/15/2008)
Growing up with a preacher father and a piano-playing mother, Cory Chisel combines both influences of story-teller and musician to craft his soulful folk sound. Toss in his uncle's record collection and a handful of musicians from around the Chicago and Appleton, Wisconsin area and you've got Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons. (10/13/2008)
In her nearly twenty years on the music scene, Ani DiFranco has become a dynamic independent force. She's touring to support her latest album, the 2008 release "Red Letter Year." (10/03/2008)
Beck, whose career launched in 1994 in Los Angeles after his hit song "Loser" was played on the radio, has developed a career that continues to shape and influence music as much today as it did when he began. (10/01/2008)
New York's Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been kicking out impeccable, James Brown-esque throwback funk and soul for nearly a decade. (08/22/2008)
Craigslist is known as a place to sell your old couch or buy a new bike, but for the elecro-trip-pop duo Bitter:Sweet, it's a place to find your bandmate. (08/05/2008)