Steve Seel Feature Archive

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)
Robert Stephens founded the Geek Squad as a one-man operation in the early '90s. Now the Geek Squad has agents across the U.S. -- and even abroad -- working to help people with their technology conundrums. However, technology doesn't drive him; how it will help his life and his family is what really interests him. (07/27/2007)
How does the price at the pump get priced? Is it truly just a function of supply and demand or is it being manipulated along the way to wring out extra profits? Steve Seel was joined by Akshay Rao and David Strom to talk about how much we should be paying, where the money is going and whether affordable gas is a luxury or a necessity for the American economy. (07/20/2007)
New York's Robbers on High Street stopped by about dining adventures at South by Southwest, who gets to be in control of the music while riding in the tour van, and their love of bowling in the Twin Cities. (07/13/2007)