Steve Seel Feature Archive

The band Elbow referred to themselves as "prog without the solos" and they said it without winking. In 2008 the band released their latest effort, "The Seldom Seen Kid." (04/30/2008)
From the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s, American Music Club were one of the most acclaimed U.S. underground bands. They had recorded seven albums before finally calling it a day. (04/11/2008)
From a 1,000 copies limited-release single at the start of 2005 to having their beer "borrowed" by Paul McCartney and a platinum album, Editors have done it their way and triumphed. (01/29/2008)
Toumani Diabate comes from a long family tradition of kora players including his father, Sidiki Diabate, who recorded the first ever kora album in 1970. In September 2005, Toumani Diabate released In the Heart of the Moon, a collaboration with the late Ali Farka Toure, his mentor. (01/29/2008)
Bon Iver's debut release "For Emma, Forever Ago," a nine-song album, came together at a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin. All of his personal troubles,including heartache, longing, love, loss, and guilt was purged into the form of song. (01/17/2008)
On the tail end of their tour supporting their sophomore release "Mood Swings," the Toronto-based indie-rock quintet Small Sins used an eclectic mix of a chain, bells, a drum machine and an omnichord during their in studio performance at The Current. (11/21/2007)
Shout Out Louds are a band originally from Stockholm, Sweden. They've known each other since they were youngsters and started playing together in 2001. "Our Ill Wills" is their latest release and the first on their new label Merge Records. (10/18/2007)
The Current and The Citizens League opened the 2007 season of Policy and a Pint with Michael Shellenberger, co-author of "Break Through." With Ted Nordhaus, Shellenberger stirred up controversy a few years ago when with an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism." (10/18/2007)
The Current and The Citizens League opened the 2007 season of Policy and a Pint with Michael Shellenberger, co-author of "Break Through." With Ted Nordhaus, Shellenberger stirred up controversy a few years ago when with an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism." (10/18/2007)
Beauty & Crime is Suzanne Vega's first studio album in six years. It is also her debut release on Blue Note Records, and for fans that have grown up with Suzanne it's a revealing look into her evolution as a singer and songwriter. (10/02/2007)
He got his start playing avant-garde jazz in the 1960s, but Olu Dara has finally developed his own style of West African jazz-meets-blues-meets-groove. His musical talent rubbed off on his son, the well-known rap artist Nas. (10/01/2007)
The group chose the name "Augie March" in reference to the book The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, attributing the choice to the way in which Bellow's descriptive and poetic language reflected singer/songwriter/guitarist Glenn Richards own song writing style. (09/27/2007)
Described as darkly melodic, The National originated in Cincinnati, but came together in Brooklyn. They have recently released Boxer, their follow-up to their 2005 release Alligator. (09/20/2007)
Songs performed: "Ungawa," "Hey, Hot Tomato," and "Sugartooth." (08/02/2007)
Oregon-based Blitzen Trapper is on track to win over new fans with their latest CD "Wild Mountain Nation" which was released on June 12, 2007. (07/30/2007)