Known for his work in the bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, musician Chris Thile is stepping into new territory this weekend and next when he fills in for Garrison Keillor as host of 'A Prairie Home Companion'. "As long as I can avoid 20 minutes of dead air," Thile tells The Current's Steve Seel, "I'll consider it to be something of a success." Listen to the complete interview.
For today's Coffee Break, we're thinking about the Grammys, coming up this Sunday. In particular, we're thinking of the nominees for Best Alternative Music Album. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we want to know, which songs best represent these albums?
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're inspired by today's Member Drive thank-you gift, a Minnesota State Parks pass. So we'd like to know, what songs would you like to hear that mention "park" or "parks" or describe the great outdoors?
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we thought we'd celebrate the beauty of the spinning musical platter with songs that make reference to records in some way, shape or form. So, what songs mentioning records should we play for the 9:30 Coffee Break?
At Policy and a Pint™: <em>Bikes, Buses and Beyond</em>, looks at how our region is adapting to the changing needs and desires of residents in both urban and rural areas with regards to mass transit, ride share, biking culture and that mainstay of American transportation: the mighty car.
Today we're thinking about Punxatawney Phil, who saw his shadow and thus ensured six more weeks of winter. Groundhog Day isn't a holiday where banks and post offices are closed, but what songs do you think would be appropriate for a Groundhog Day set? Let us know for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.
Bjork has described 'Vulnicura' as an account of pain that simply had to be given expression. Such a statement may be thought grandiose if spoken by a lesser artist; for Bjork, however, it rings as completely genuine. This is an artist who may have earned a position as musical spokesperson for humanity to the universe.
Ahead of a live taping of his Infinite Guest podcast, 'Secret Skin', tonight at MPR's Forum, hip-hop artist and writer Open Mike Eagle spoke with Steve Seel on The Current's Morning Show.
With the prevalence of "whoa-oh-oh's" in today's pop music, we thought we'd ask: Are there other songs that use the "whoa" to great effect but aren't specifically part of the current wave of pop tunes? Give us some ideas for "whoa" songs that are a little different for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.
Today's 9:30 Coffee Break is all about the Super Bowl halftime. In an alternate universe -- where massive, million-selling, mainstream pop culture familiarity and success weren't the prerequisites -- what bands or artists would simply make amazing, awesome Super Bowl halftime performers, purely by virtue of their awesomeness? Send us your requests.
2015 is starting to feel like the "year of the reunion" for a lot of bands who haven't recorded or toured in a while. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, which bands reuniting in 2015 would you like to hear?
As part of our #Current10 celebrations, many of the staff at The Current are sharing their favorite memories. Morning Show co-hosts Jill Riley and Steve Seel have fond memories of Janelle Monae, their first week as a team, and a random dancing five-year-old.
As baby boomers reach retirement and beyond, younger generations will need to think about the care of their aging parents. Policy and a Pint: <em>How are we taking care of Mom?</em> looks at how the changing demographics are shaping how we think about aging in the 21st century.
What songs from concept albums do you want to hear for today's coffee break?
Host Steve Seel shares his top 10 songs of 2014.