Mark Wheat Feature Archive

A surprise surge takes Metric to the top and two songs get sent to the Chart Show Hall of Fame. (02/07/2013)
Yo La Tengo's 13th album is centered on the relationship of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who've been married for the band's nearly 30-year history. (01/14/2013)
Last week's CD of the Week artists seem to have caught our audiences imagination, Alt-J's "Breezeblocks" is the highest new entry, while this week's CDotW helps get Muse back into the lower reaches. (01/10/2013)
Did a new year mean a new #1 song? Find out on this week's Chart Show! (01/03/2013)
The last chart of the year sees a big re-shuffle at the top and 3 new entries. (12/20/2012)
This week's new #1 artist has spent most weeks on the chart this year. (12/13/2012)
Beards, blue jeans, sweaters and flannel. Field Report came to The Current dressed in the winter uniform of the Midwest. (11/16/2012)
David Letterman. Conan O'Brien. The Current. That's a killer itinerary of live performances for a single week. Fresh from her Late Show performance last week, English folk and soul singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas performs in The Current studio. (11/12/2012)
Neil Young dislikes mp3s and took pains to make this record as analog as possible, believing this to be the only way that fans can hear his soul, the time he puts into making his music and the wisdom of a life lived playing and performing. (11/05/2012)
Passion Pit, the indie electro-pop project of Cambridge, Mass.-based songwriter Michael Angelakos, broke through with 2009's devastatingly catchy single "The Reeling" and returned this year with a sophomore album. (10/30/2012)
Los Angeles' Sea Wolf are a vehicle for singer-songwriter Alex Church, whose emotive and lyrically nuanced indie folk has earned him a sizable following. (10/26/2012)
Baltimore duo Beach House stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat, take over our airwaves and play some of the songs they're feeling lately. (10/18/2012)
The hype surrounding Night Moves' debut landed them on the roster of esteemed UK indie label Domino Records. Now, the band returns with a revamped and re-recorded take on the album. (10/15/2012)
From opening act at First Avenue a year ago to headlining back-to-back shows this week, The Head and the Heart have had a big year. They stopped by The Current studio to debut a new song. (09/27/2012)
Led Zeppelin's influence on modern music is undeniable but... which of their LPs is essential? 1970's "III" was the last breath taken by a band who were still mere mortals, mates from the Midlands trying hard to make a career out of this fledgling rock industry. (09/25/2012)