After attending a special preview screening this week, The Current's Bill DeVille shares his thoughts about the new James Brown biopic, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor. Read Bill's remarks and view a trailer for the film.
It was a huge week for Jenny Lewis. She debuts at the top of the Chart with "Just One of the Guys," from her forthcoming album, <em>The Voyager</em>. The album, produced by Beck, is set to release Tuesday, July 29. Jenny pulled out all the stops for the new video which stars Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson in drag.
Ahead of his trippy performance at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on Saturday, June 28, Ray LaMontagne stopped by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Bill DeVille.
Recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minn., and produced by Low's Alan Sparhawk, 'Wild Animals' just might be Trampled by Turtles' best batch of songs yet.
Jack White goes from the middle of the pack to numero uno on this week's Chart. Not the first time that's happened in his illustrious career! If you are a fan of the White Stripes, Jack is issuing <em>Live Under the Lights of the Rising Sun</em>, a <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jack-white-to-issue-rare-white-stripes-live-recordings-on-vinyl-20140707">live double-LP as part of "Vault Package" series</a> on his Third Man Label.
Born and raised in Tracy, Minn., Dennis Morgan is a songwriter who has had a quite a bit of success in Nashville since the late 60s. Besides Bob Dylan, Morgan is the only other Minnesota-born writer on the Country Songwriters Hall of Fame. Morgan spoke to Bill DeVille on United States of Americana.
Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit augment their magical sibling harmonies with a fuller sound and richer arrangements -- which may not have been possible without their connection to Omaha's Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis.
On tour supporting his album 'In the Silence', Asgeir and his band stopped in to The Current studios to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille.
In town to play a sold-out show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg -- better known as First Aid Kit -- stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with Bill DeVille and to play some brand-new songs and a longstanding favorite.
With a voice like Ray LaMontagne's, it would be easy for him to keep making the same album over and over. But this album might be the freshest and most adventurous of LaMontagne's career.
On the week of the release of his new album, 'Upside Down Mountain', Conor Oberst joined Bill DeVille down the line to talk about the record and about his upcoming First Avenue shows.
On the day of the release of the Black Keys' new album, 'Turn Blue', The Current's Bill DeVille talks to one-half of the Nashville-by-way-of-Akron-Ohio duo.
On tour promoting his emerging career, Max Frost and his band stopped in to The Current's studio for a live interview and performance hosted by Bill DeVille.
Touring in support of 'So Long, See You Tomorrow, their fourth album in five years, Bombay Bicycle Club stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Bill DeVille.
In town for a double-bill show with Blitzen Trapper, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off their new album, 'English Oceans', and to chat with The Current's Bill DeVille.