Mark Wheat Feature Archive

Low are minimalists in every sense of the word. Every note, every rise and fall in dynamic, every snippet of between-song banter is intentional, and measured. The Fitzgerald Theater was an ideal setting for the band's poignant show on Saturday, March 23. Enjoy audio from the event. (04/03/2013)
San Francisco's Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is the vehicle for the thoughtful indie folk-rock lyricism of singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen. Over the course of five albums and multiple singles (plus celebrated collaborations like her 2011 LP with indie-pop artist Mirah), she's developed a stripped-down, cerebral but deeply relatable voice that's earned her a sizable and devoted following. (04/01/2013)
<em>Afraid of Heights</em>, Wavves' recently-released fourth album, is the band's most lyrically mature and sonically eclectic release to date. (04/01/2013)
Alt-J are inducted into our Chart Hall of Fame this week after setting a record of 8 weeks at #1. That will be very hard to beat and is maybe a little hard on our own Cloud Cult who've spent now 3 weeks at #2, with only one more chance to make it to the top! (03/28/2013)
A record-setting seventh straight week at the top for Alt-J, who also cemented their reputation with a storming set at SXSW for our friends at NPR. (03/21/2013)
The two women behind the band Boy have only released one full album to date, 2011's <em>Mutual Friends</em>, but it's made a pretty big splash. In town for sold-out gigs at Bryant Lake Bowl and the Cedar Cultural Center, the band stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few of their songs. (03/18/2013)
From Iceland to right here in the Great Midwest, this week's Chart Show is counting down the hits from around the globe! (03/07/2013)
I love this band. I love this album. I love the fact that they had the audacity to call it: "Love." Simple word, deepest concept. (03/04/2013)
Philly rocker Kurt Vile has been a psych-rock and folk-influenced racket for the better part of a decade now, both as a founding member of the indie-rock band The War on Drugs (which he left in 2008) and also as a solo artist. (03/04/2013)
Despite the warm temps outside, the support for the Top 3 refuses to melt away on this week's Chart Show! (02/28/2013)
Last week's massive Hall of Fame induction made room for a record breaking five new entries on this week's Chart Show. (02/21/2013)
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)