Mark Wheat Feature Archive

The dynamic duo that is Lizzo and Caroline Smith are back on top this week and Caroline is celebrating with a new video for the title track off her last year's <em>Half About Being a Woman</em>. She shows some admirable acting chops in the video &#151; when are this pair going to get their own TV show?! (11/12/2014)
The New Pornographers make it to the top of The Current's chart this week; Robert Plant and Chastity Brown climb five spots; Weezer and Doomtree are inducted to the Chart Show Hall of Fame. (11/05/2014)
In April 2015, Mark Wheat is hosting a trip to London, so he's been thinking a lot about British bands. As a result, he's put together a playlist of songs by some artists most associated with London. (10/27/2014)
alt-J jump to the top this week on a flood of excitement for a chance to win tickets to their show at Myth Nightclub on Halloween. What will their fans dress up as, I wonder? (10/22/2014)
On tour in support of their second full-length, 'Harlequin Dream', Sydney-based Boy & Bear stopped in to The Current's studio ahead of their show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. (10/22/2014)
The Rural Alberta Advantage are in town for a show at the First Avenue Mainroom, touring in support of their new album, 'Mended with Gold'. The group stopped by The Current studio to play some tunes and to chat with Mark Wheat. (10/17/2014)
In town in support of their album, <i>Into the Wide</i>, Delta Spirit visited The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mark Wheat. (10/16/2014)
Last week Lizzo performed "Bus Passes and Happy Meals" on the <em>Late Show with David Letterman</em>. Her big TV date with Letterman might have helped her and Caroline Smith climb to #1! (10/15/2014)
Not long ago, Jillian Banks was cutting her teeth at Los Angeles open-mics, but just last week, she played a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Singer-songwriter BANKS stopped in to The Current studio to perform some songs and to chat with Mark Wheat. (10/13/2014)
In town opening for Pixies, the UK's Royal Blood stopped by The Current's studio to record a session and to chat with host Mark Wheat about their sudden success around their self-titled debut that released Aug. 25, 2014 in the States. (10/13/2014)
Big week for Hozier! He holds on to the top spot for a second week and will be the musical guest on <em>Saturday Night Live</em> this weekend! He has already sold out his first Minnesota show at First Avenue on Feb. 20. (10/08/2014)
Our new #1 this week, Hozier, is seemingly set to be the biggest breakout star of the year. Like Lorde last year, he's "crossing over," meaning he's won over fans across a multiple range of platforms and tastes. (10/01/2014)
Ryan Adams tops the Chart on the back of being our Album of the Week. Jim McGuinn suggests in his review of the self-titled album that Ryan has a deep connection with another recently re-energized rocker, Tom Petty. (09/24/2014)
After a couple of weeks hiatus, First Aid Kit return to the top for the second week holding off a strong surge by the New Pornographers, who just <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/56709-new-pornographers-drummer-kurt-dahle-leaves-band/">lost founding drummer Kurt Dahle</a>, and a very high new entry by Interpol, who seem to have overcome the <a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/6244100/interpol-el-pintor-track-by-track-album-review-2014">loss of their iconic bassist Carlos Dengler</a>! (09/17/2014)
Fresh from their gig at Riot Fest in Chicago on Saturday and gearing up for a show tonight in the Nether Bar at Mill City Nights, Los Angeles duo the Bots stopped into The Current's studio to play some songs and to talk with Mark Wheat. (09/15/2014)