The third album from the Kentucky-fried rockers Cage The Elephant is the sound of a band having fun, oblivious to anyone outside the room. The band's mix of punk, '60s garage rock and '80s alt rock creates a brew that sounds surprisingly unique.
Afternoon host Mary Lucia's top music picks for 2013.
Touring in support of their new album (their first since 1999), Sebadoh stopped by The Current's studio after playing the Turf Club last night to chat with Mary Lucia and to play a few songs before hitting the road for Indianapolis.
Before their show at The Cedar Cultural Center, of Montreal (who are from Athens, Ga.) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new record, <em>Lousy with Sylvianbriar</em>, and to chat with host Mary Lucia.
Before his show at the Varsity Theater, UK hardcore/punk turned folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and chatted with Mary Lucia about what band got him through boarding school with a certain royal prince, why a eucalyptus smelling Koala has to do with his single "The Way I Tend To Be" and what it was like performing with The Hold Steady at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival.
Before playing at First Avenue tonight as part of his Mike Doughty (Used To Be In Soul Coughing) tour, Mike Doughty stopped in to The Current's studio to do a live interview with Mary Lucia.
Ahead of their show tonight at the 7th Street Entry, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based indie-pop band fronted by singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe stopped into The Current's studios to chat with Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their album, <i>Wildewoman</i>.
King Khan and the Shrines stopped by The Current after their show at the Turf Club to play songs off the new record, <em>Idle No More</em>, and to chat with Mary Lucia about what movie aesthetics influence their sound, how the album reflects on frontman Arish Ahmad Khan's recent losses, and to tell a few stories about moments he's shared with the Mighty Hannibal, Arthur Lee and Dickie Peterson.
They were only five shows in on their 24-date tour, so the bus still smelled fresh when the now four-piece came into The Current studios to play a few songs off their new self-titled EP and to chat with host Mary Lucia about the just-announced full-length. They also talked about why core members Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel think The Current is better than other radio stations.
The Olms stopped by The Current studios after performing bright and early on Peavey Plaza to play a few songs off their self-titled debut. They chatted with host Mary Lucia about Andre Agassiz, the <em>Sound City</em> documentary and the experience Pete Yorn had during his first songwriting collaboration.
Wild Belle stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off their debut record <em>Isles</em> and to chat with host Mary Lucia about the making of the <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/wild-belle-seek-isolation-in-another-girl-premiere-20130913">new music video for "Another Girl"</a>, about the band's massive new sound system and about the connection they have to Solid Gold bassist Adam Hurlburt.
Ernest Greene, the brain behind Washed Out, stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the recently released <em>Paracosm</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia.
After opening for The Lumineers' extensive arena tour, including a date at the Target Center in Minneapolis last May, J Roddy Walston & The Business are looking forward to performing more intimate shows on a headlining tour. They stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the forthcoming <em>Essential Tremors</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia.
Ahead of their big show at the Xcel Energy Center with the Vaccines and Bear's Den, Mumford and Sons came by the studios of 89.3 The Current to hang out with Mary Lucia and to do a special Theft of the Dial.
The heat index of 110 degrees didn't stop Alex "Crankshaft" Larson from performing before a live audience at the Minnesota State Fair. Mary Lucia hosted the toasty performance at the corner of Judson and Nelson for another edition of The Current's live broadcasts at the annual state celebration.