Mark Wheat Feature Archive

A lot of stasis on the chart this week, thanks to everyone who voted early! Because of the big holiday tomorrow there were few new releases this week but one big one is reflected as the biggest jumper on the chart from Billie Joe (Armstrong of Green Day) and Norah (Jones)! (11/27/2013)
Brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner made their Premier League predictions on BBC's <i>Football Focus</i> with Mark Lawrenson. Here's a look at how the Dessners' predictions stacked up against the weekend's results, including the big Merseyside derby. (11/25/2013)
CHVRCHES finally reach the top! Must be because they were on Jimmy Kimmel last night or the live reviews they've been getting, which suggest that they are living up to the hype &#151; they recently played a sold out show at a 2,800 capacity venue in Oakland, CA. (11/21/2013)
As the final places for next year's World Cup are sorted out, we take this opportunity to check in with one of local footie heroes who has a musical bent: Minnesota United FC forward Max Griffin. (11/18/2013)
Shortly after landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minor Alps &#151; Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws &#151; stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with host Mark Wheat and to play some songs off their album, <i>Get There</i>. (11/18/2013)
When NONONO were asked what album they bought first, the answers give you an idea of where their sound comes from: The Cure, Martha Wainwright and Wu Tang! On Friday, Dec. 13, they play at The Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee. It's one of their first U.S. dates, but I'm sure there will be more now they are inducted into the Chart Show Hall of Fame ending with a bang back at the top! (11/14/2013)
Legendary artist and musician Yoko Ono chatted with host Mark Wheat about the new Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band album, <em>Take Me to the Land of Hell</em>, about the origin of the title and how she keeps her energy up at age 80. (11/13/2013)
It was a record-breaking weekend in the EPL: One massive record was continued, and an almost mind-boggling record was broken. Meanwhile, some referees' decisions sparked news and debate &#151; as well as today's music pick. (11/11/2013)
On their important sophomore release, <i>Shulamith</i>, Poli&#231;a double down on all that is good about their distinctive sound. Sometimes tribal, tinged with a meditative delicacy, they produce a universally attractive organic texture, explaining the positive reaction they've garnered all over the world. (11/11/2013)
Arcade Fire's <em>Reflektor</em> is our CD of the Week and the lead single remains at the top of the chart. Others were probably scared to take it from them after seeing Win Butler of the band pull "a Kanye" at the YouTube Awards Show last weekend. (11/07/2013)
Before her incredible live show at the new Skyway Theater, Janelle Monae stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat about living in the Twin Cities, her collaboration with Prince and the story behind her live show. (10/23/2013)
An equalizer goal by Southampton FC four minutes before full time reminds Mark Wheat of that club's storied history and about a very popular fan song. (10/21/2013)
Brand new #1!! Arctic Monkeys, for the first week ever in the last week of their run as they're inducted to the Chart Show Hall of Fame. (10/17/2013)
At long last: Here's the story of how I came to be a supporter of Manchester United. And among my fellow Red Devils fans is none other than David Gedge of The Wedding Present. (10/14/2013)
New #1 this week! NONONO &#151; two producers, Tobias "Astma" Jimson and Michel Rocwell and a psychiatric nurse, Stina W&#228;ppling &#151; are the latest in a long line of Swedish pop hit-makers. (10/10/2013)