Mark Wheat Feature Archive

A look at the drama in the FA Cup semifinals, plus a lot of drama at Anfield as Liverpool secure a big win at the top of the table (and perhaps one player was doing a bit of acting, too). Meanwhile, Mark makes a music pick from local lads Heiruspecs. (04/14/2014)
Ahead of her fantastic performance at the State Theatre on April 3, St. Vincent came by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Mark Wheat. (04/10/2014)
Jeremy Messersmith consolidates his position at the top for the 5th week in total. It was a very tight race with only a hand full of votes separating the top 4. A nice jump for St. Vincent this week, perhaps because of her stellar show at State Theatre. (04/09/2014)
Mark Wheat looks at the bright prospects for Liverpool after another big win by the Reds at the weekend, plus a celebration of Leicester City's promotion and an interview excerpt from Janelle Monae, courtesy The Guardian. (04/07/2014)
Massive change on the Chart, a spring cleaning!? After five inductees to the Hall of Fame last week and Gary Clark Jr. dropping off after a two-week stay we have a record six new entries <em>and</em> a new ...or should I say renewed #1! (04/02/2014)
Mark Wheat recaps a very exciting weekend in the Premiership, and MPR's Chief Operating Officer Dave Kansas shares a report from Saturday's Arsenal v Manchester City match, which he attended in person. Plus, a music pick that celebrates Crystal Palace's win over Chelsea. (04/01/2014)
In town to play a gig at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, five-piece Brooklyn, N.Y., indie rockers Real Estate stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off their album, 'Atlas', and to chat with The Current's Mark Wheat. (03/27/2014)
Mark Wheat climbs the table in his fantasy league, thanks to the weekend's goal fest. Liverpool fans start singing, "We're going to win the league" on the weekend's results. And a loyal Arsenal fan shares how he became a supporter as he gets ready to travel to a game at the Emirates this coming Saturday. Plus, a music pick. (03/24/2014)
Jeremy remains on top making it 3 weeks in total for "Ghost." He was anything but a ghost for SXSW, getting good reviews and joining us for Public Radio Rocks! (03/19/2014)
A bit of karmic comeuppance for Mark Wheat's schadenfreude as Manchester United lose 3 - 0 to Liverpool in a match that included a remarkable three penalties. Meanwhile, Minnesota United have been on tour in England, and their win versus Matlock Town F.C. last week is the inspiration for today's song pick. (03/17/2014)
Jeremy is back on top for the second week with "Ghost" just ahead of his big shows down in Austin TX for SXSW. A ton of local musicians will be heading down there this week, including highest new entry Haley Bonar who's set to play at least 6 shows! She was part of last weeks big send off party 'Are You Local' with her band Gramma's Boyfriend. (03/12/2014)
The hubris of certain Premiership managers stirs some schadenfreude in Mark Wheat this week; plus, exciting results from the FA Cup shift Mark's attention to Wigan and the musical subgenre known as Northern Soul. (03/10/2014)
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, and now based in Brighton, England, four-piece dream-pop band Kins stopped by The Current's studios to play some songs off their self-titled album and to chat with Mark Wheat. (03/07/2014)
Phantogram's <em>Voices</em> album was released just last month, they made their TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel last week and this week &#151; for the first time in Chart Show history &#151; they're at #1! (03/05/2014)
A busy weekend for Mark Wheat meant not as much soccer-watching as usual, but it certainly didn't cut down on the soccer-related conversations and news, plus a surprising music pick. (03/03/2014)