It's no surprise that Portland, Ore. sextet Blitzen Trapper's sound falls immediately in the realm of Pacific Northwest folk, evoking the likes of Fleet Foxes and Horse Feathers.
Mark Olson has been a staple of the Twin Cities for over 25 years, first as the founder of local legends The Jayhawks, and secondly as a solo musician, releasing only two albums to date under his own name.
Of Montreal has been around for nearly 15 years, first creating material within the influential Elephant Six collective, which produced some of the brightest indie bands of the 90s, including The Apples in Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel.
Michael Franti and Spearhead delivers his new LP, "The Sound of Sunshine," flush off the success of the top 20 single "Say Hey (I Love You)."
"Billy Bragg without politics is like Kiss without make-up. It's ugly." That's how English alterna-rocker Billy Bragg describes himself.
Dessa stopped by the Current booth at the Minnesota State Fair on MPR Day for a live performance.
Trampled by Turtles stopped by the Current booth at the Minnesota State Fair for a live performance.
A staple of the Twin Cities music scene, Jeremy Messersmith returned to the Current to perform at the Minnesota State Fair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.