Mark Wheat Feature Archive

Who is Diane Young? She's the subject of the Number One! Or is she? Do you hear "dying young" too? Poetic license in the middle of National Poetry Month? (04/18/2013)
Yeah! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have it!! By a nose, they climb to the top. Only a handful of votes separated the top 4. (04/11/2013)
Warmly received by the crowd, Dawes broke to talk to Mark Wheat a couple times during their five-song set, covering topics ranging from frontman Taylor Goldsmith's hesitance to try the Minnesota State Fair's trademark junk food and the mystery of how the band were chosen to open for Bob Dylan this summer. (04/08/2013)
The first local #1 of the year! Cloud Cult patiently waited, Alt-J were inducted, now they take their turn at the top. (04/04/2013)
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)