Mary Lucia Feature Archive

Minneapolis indie folk-rock duo Peter Wolf Crier came together out of the ashes of a handful of prior local bands. The band stopped by the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair to play a few songs. (09/01/2010)
After stopping by the Local Show earlier this August, Charlie Parr returns to the Twin Cities to perform live on The Current at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair. (08/31/2010)
After non-stop touring due to the release of several EPs and their debut album, the Newmarket, Ontario quartet Tokyo Police Club took nine months off to work on the second full-length, "Champ," full of the infectious, emotional rock that their audience has grown to love. (08/19/2010)
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright may have been born to folk music royalty, but over the last decade and a half of recording and performing, he's managed to carve out a musical niche all his own. (08/11/2010)
Brooklyn-via-Ohio quintet The National have been peddling their slow-burning, epically emotional brand of indie-rock to growing acclaim for the last decade. (08/09/2010)
Got to sit down with a dude who I will forever be connected to. When I hosted the Fakebook series Chuck D was my very special guest, Brother Ali and Slug were my musical guests, We were all nervous and in complete awe of Chuck and here we're doing our thing in front of someone we all were so honored to meet who had been so inspiring to us all. (06/14/2010)
Host Mary Lucia spoke with Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and shared an exclusive performance of the band at at The Greene Space, WNYC's street-level performance venue in downtown Manhattan. (05/20/2010)
In today's blog-centric music world, there's something incredibly satisfying about seeing a buzz band become an indie-rock mainstay. That's exactly what the UK group Frightened Rabbit have done over the last several years. (05/14/2010)
"Heaven is Whenever" is the 5th album from the Hold Steady, and is self-described by the band as a "less anthemic and more complex" CD. (05/04/2010)
It's rare that a band today can make an album that gets better with each and every repeat, but The xx have done just that. They've gone from a group of brand-new English kids to one of the biggest bands in the independent music world in just under a year, but The xx deserve every mote of the attention that's been thrown their way. (04/08/2010)
With over a ten year career as lead singer for The Pharmacists, Ted Leo has become one of the most important and innovate musicians to spring from our nations capital. (03/23/2010)
After two decades of success in Low and a fantastic debut album from side-project Retribution Gospel Choir, Alan Sparhawk has returned with RGC's second LP, appropriately titled "2," out on Sub Pop Records. (02/15/2010)
With lyrics that showcase his lyrical prowess and a personal story that's as interesting to hear as to read, local hip-hop virtuoso Brother Ali has made an unparalleled mark on the world of independent hip hop. (11/20/2009)
Four albums into his solo career, Brendan Benson has made a name for himself as one of the music world's premier collaborators. As part of the Raconteurs, he's played an instrumental part in shaping the sound of garage-inspired indie rock. (11/17/2009)
My half-witted and not-terribly-insightful observation of this CD is that it is EXACTLY what you think it will sound like, and that my friend is a really good thing. (11/16/2009)