Mary Lucia

Mary Lucia

Host, The Current
Minnesota Public Radio
mlucia@mpr.org

Mary Lucia has earned a large fan base with her work as a broadcast personality, writer, actor and voice-over talent. Lucia began her media career doing evenings at REV 105, co-hosted mornings on Zone 105, and hosted a talk show, Somethin' Stupid, on 1500 KSTP.

From 1998 to 2001, she hosted the local music show Popular Creeps, a two-time Minnesota Music Award winner for "Best Locally Produced Show." For her work at The Current, Lucia has been voted best FM radio personality by City Pages seven times. In addition to her radio career, she has also appeared in commercials and in live theater productions.

Lucia likes cats and dogs more than people, wearing dead people's clothes and taking long walks off of short piers.


Mary Lucia Feature Archive

tUnE-yArDs
Ahead of tUnE-yArDs' sold out show at First Avenue, frontwoman Merrill Garbus and the gang stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, <em>Nikki Nack</em>. Between songs, Garbus chatted with host Mary Lucia about their recent stormy Glastonbury set, studying Haitian drumming and how the <em>Nikki Nack</em> writing process differed from past records. (07/17/2014)
Spoon's Britt Daniel at Rock the Garden
Spoon debut &quot;Do You&quot;, the second single from their forthcoming album 'They Want My Soul.' (07/01/2014)
Slug
Between yesterday's announcement of their big gig at TCF Bank Stadium opening for electronic rockers Imagine Dragons as a part of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend and their late night performance on <em>Conan</em> this Thursday, June 19, Atmosphere (Slug, Ant and Plain Ole Bill) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new <em>Southsiders</em> record and chatted with Mary Lucia. (06/17/2014)
Bob Mould's new album may very well be the most epic emotional rollercoaster ever pressed into 36 minutes - and for Bob Mould, that says a lot. Mould is as relevant, ferocious and poignant as he has ever been. (06/02/2014)
With a new album, 'Last War', scheduled for release on May 20, and an album-release party tonight (May 16) at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Haley Bonar came to The Current's studio to play some new songs and to talk with Mary Lucia. (05/16/2014)
Fresh off playing a gig at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis last night, Angel Olsen and her band stopped in to The Current's studio to play a few songs and to chat with Mary Lucia. (05/02/2014)
On the day before the release of his new album, 'Love Without Fear', Dan Wilson visits The Current studio to play some songs and to chat with Mary Lucia. (04/14/2014)
Between gigs at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis last night and Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on April 1, Gary Numan and his band stopped by The Current's studio to play some tunes and to chat with Mary Lucia. (03/31/2014)
Howler, who celebrate the release of their second album, 'World of Joy', tonight with a release show at the Triple Rock Social Club, stopped by The Current's studios to play their new songs and to talk with Mary Lucia. (03/20/2014)
Starting this Friday at 10 p.m., you can tune in to Mary Lucia's new specialty program, 'Rock 'n' Roll Radio'. How excited is Mary about this new weekly show? "Like a crazy person," she says. (03/14/2014)
Temples, a four-piece band from England, did not set out to make a modern-sounding record; their album 'Sun Structures' is filled with reverb-soaked vocals and fuzzy guitars that whirl around you like a 1960s or '70s blizzard of sound. (03/03/2014)
Continuing their extensive touring, Lucius played a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center last Thursday, Feb. 20. That afternoon, they stopped at The Current to play an exclusive live show in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio and to talk with Mary Lucia. (02/28/2014)
Ahead of their very sold out gig at First Avenue on Valentine's Day, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders came by The Current studios to record an intimate live in-studio session with host Mary Lucia. (02/14/2014)
Fresh from playing a gig at the Fine Line in Minneapolis last night, Brooklyn-based St. Lucia stopped into The Current's studios to talk to Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their new album, 'When the Night.' (01/27/2014)
Ahead of their first show in over a decade at First Avenue on Friday night, Minneapolis punk quintet Run Westy Run stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mary Lucia. (12/23/2013)