As part of our #Current10 celebrations, many of the staff at The Current are sharing their favorite memories. Mary Lucia shares one of her favorite recollections, a story of Wayne Coyne, the State Fair, tornado sirens and squeegees.
In town for a couple of shows at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Brandi Carlile and her band stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off their forthcoming record, 'The Firewatcher's Daughter.' The session features the live radio premieres of three new songs, including one about which Carlile says, "It's my favorite song on the album, probably my favorite song ever."
Minnesota's own Doomtree visited MPR to put on an intimate and exclusive live performance as a part of their #LastBlowoutEver. "Every year, we want to outdo everything we've done," Sims says. Watch video and listen to audio of the performance, hosted by Mary Lucia.
In town for a show at First Avenue, Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia. Originally scheduled to appear with Ian McLagan, the session includes a live version of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding," dedicated to McLagan. "He was a fellow who loved life," Lowe says.
Host Mark Lucia shares her top 10 songs of 2014.
Why did Death from Above 1979 call it quits in 2006? "Being in a band is not a natural state for a human person," is how Sebastien Grainger puts it. He and Jesse F. Keeler stopped by The Current to talk to Mary Lucia before their show tonight at First Avenue, a very big deal for a couple of Prince fans.
Asked about the title of the album, 'This is All Yours', alt-J's Gus Unger-Hamilton says it 'seemed to sum up our approach to making music ... we don't have the final say over what our music necessarily means or is about. We give it to other people.' In town to play a sold-out show at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, Minn., alt-J stopped at The Current for an acoustic set and an interview with Mary Lucia.
In town to play a solo gig at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze dropped in to The Current's broadcast studio to chat with Mary Lucia about his projects past and present.
In town as one of four bands featured in the Communion Club Tour, which comes to the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis tonight, Milwaukee-based Field Report stopped at The Current's studio to play some songs off their latest album, 'Marigolden', and to chat with Mary Lucia.
Touring in support of <em>Commonwealth</em>, their 13th studio release, Toronto rock pioneers Sloan stopped by The Current to record an in-studio and to chat with host Mary Lucia before their gig at St. Paul's Turf Club.
Touring in support of their new album, 'Swimmin' Time', Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent -- aka Shovels & Rope -- stopped by The Current studio to play some tunes and to talk with Mary Lucia.
In town to play at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Townes Earle stopped in to The Current for a warm and very open conversation with Mary Lucia.
In town for a show at the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Toronto rockers Zeus stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mary Lucia.
Chet Faker (real name Nick Murphy) stopped in to The Current's studio for an interview with Mary Lucia and to play a few songs ahead of his show tonight in the First Avenue Mainroom.
Celebrating their reissues and on the cusp of playing three nights of shows in the Twin Cities, the Jayhawks spent the better part of an afternoon in The Current's studio, playing songs and catching up with Mary Lucia.