Old-friend Brandi Carlile is a prolific folk rock artist, having released her third album of the past four years. Her newest, Bear Creek, was recently our CD of the Week.
While in town to kick off her tour at the Minnesota Zoo, she returned to The Current Studio to perform a few songs from Bear Creek and chat with Jill about her rainy zoo performance, the inspiration behind the new record and her long-held goal of wearing a "nudie suit."
Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian best known for his contributions to VH1's Best Week Ever. He is (appropriately) the host of The Pod F. Tompkast, which was ranked #1 by Rolling Stone on their list of "The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment" in 2011. Paul stopped by the Current studios to hijack the airwaves with a few of his favorite tracks.
Andy Richter: known for a decades-long career that has spanned television, film and the stage.
Jill Riley got a chance to sit down with Richter for a Theft Of The Dial where he spun favorite songs as diverse as Jesus Christ Superstar's "The Door."
Jill Riley sat down with Vincent Kartheiser to talk about his take on his Mad Men character and play the songs that he's currently listening to.
The television show Mad Men premiered in 2007 and almost immediately developed a cult following. Five years later, its characters' '60s lifestyle is just as engaging and entrancing. Minnesota native Vincent Kartheiser plays Pete Campbell, the love-to-hate-him — or maybe hate-to-love-him -- ladder-climbing accounts man on the show.
18 years after formation, Snow Patrol is still barreling onward with record releases, their most recent being Fallen Empires.
Jack White is no stranger to making records. From The White Stripes to The Raconteurs, to The Dead Weather and producing records for Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, he's become a music icon and an admired guitar player. Until now, we've experienced Jack White's trademark sound and vocal style through his various projects and bands. After all this time, he's finally made a record under his own name. It's his debut, solo full-length album "Blunderbuss."
Gotye is new to a lot of people, so it may come as a surprise that the Australian by-way of Belgium has actually been in the making music game since 2001.
This week Cube Critics discuss the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, plus a cabin getaway replete with blood, horror and humor.
Drew Goddard has written some of Hollywood's most critically acclaimed films and television episodes.
Icelandic indie-pop six-piece Of Monsters and Men have found themselves a runaway indie hit in the wake of their EP, "Into the Woods," and full-length album, "My Head Is an Animal," which will be released in the United States on April 3.
Local hip-hop bon vivant, Slug, has become a regular visitor to The Current studios. On his most recent trip he's joined by the rest of the band to discuss their music videos, letting go of some artistic control and building a musical community in Minnesota.
Tapes 'n Tapes stopped by and visited the Current's Morning Show to bring us a couple of songs and talk about our 7th birthday party.
What's different in this situation than in that of The Hold Steady is that the musical arrangements are more subtle and sort of mellowed out, allowing the listener to concentrate on the words. His delivery and writing style are true to the "Craig Finn style," littered with themes of religion, character development and solitude.