Mary Lucia Feature Archive

Three is the magic number. For their third stop at The Current for an in-studio performance, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltin played three songs from their third, and newest, album entitled "Let It Sway." The Springfield, Missouri pop-rock four-piece, worked with Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla on their latest effort full of trademark catchy pop gems. (11/03/2010)
The Dandy Warhols formed in Portland, Ore., in 1994 and released their debut, "Dandy's Rule OK?" in 1995. Capitol Records signed the band but rejected a second album they submitted. After reconnecting with the producer of their first project, Tony Lash, the group released "Dandy Warhols Come Down" in 1997. (10/29/2010)
"Come Around Sundown" contains glimpses of the same swagger and charm as the previous albums, and will reward both fans of their radio hits and of their down-home flourishes. (10/15/2010)
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. (09/29/2010)
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. (09/28/2010)
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. (09/23/2010)
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)." (09/21/2010)
"Billy Bragg without politics is like Kiss without make-up. It's ugly." That's how English alterna-rocker Billy Bragg describes himself. (09/10/2010)
Dessa stopped by the Current booth at the Minnesota State Fair on MPR Day for a live performance. (09/09/2010)
Trampled by Turtles stopped by the Current booth at the Minnesota State Fair for a live performance. (09/07/2010)
A staple of the Twin Cities music scene, Jeremy Messersmith returned to the Current to perform at the Minnesota State Fair. (09/03/2010)
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)