Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence (LJ) of The Dead Weather took over the airwaves of The Current during another edition of Theft of the Dial.
New wave, rock, punk, danceable. All words that can be used to describe "It's Blitz!" -- the new record by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The heavy-touring Hip Hop group Heiruspecs formed in 1997 while in a high school recording arts program at St. Paul Central High School. The band is mostly known for their raw, live sound.
The Kills latest CD, "Midnight Boom," was released in the United States in early 2008, and the band is currently on tour in support of that project.
With musical influences such as David Bowie, Solomon Burke, Iggy Pop, Otis Redding, and the Clark sisters, you realize their sound is most definitely soulful rock. The Teenage Prayers formed in New York City in 2001 and their style quickly caught the ear of Solomon Burke who produced the final track on their debut record, Ten Songs.
The Sea and Cake have reunited after four years of working on solo projects and with other groups. The Chicago group formed in 1993 after members gained some attention performing in popular indie bands of the time, such as The Coctails and Gastr Del Sol.
Local noise rockers Fog have worked with bands like Dntel and Low. They've also given themselves the task of "Keeping Indie Rock Weird." They stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Jill Riley about the local scene and Danny Sigelman, another Current host, calling them freaks.
Looking at a list of some of Brother Ali's influences lets you know right off how versatile this brother can be. With artists like KRS One, Spoonie Gee, Muddy Waters, Forest Whitaker, Public Enemy, Rakim, Huey Newton, Robert DeNiro, and Slug mentioned, you can see that he gets his inspiration from more than music.
Thomas Dybdahl is a 27-year old singer/songwriter from Norway. He's released four albums in Europe as a solo artist, one album with another band called The National Bank, and just signed a deal for the US, Canada, and France with Recall Records.
Kevin Devine felt that there were parts of the last year he had to put behind him, and that was the impetus for his latest album "Put Your Ghost To Rest."
Dublin's Flogging Molly is in the midst of an extensive US Tour. Band leader Dave King says the band tries to blend the traditional Irish music heard as a kid, with the loud guitars and punk rock he discovered as a teen. They stopped by The Current to chat and perform.
Monique Bingham performs "Flight," and "Poor People"
Gogogo Airheart perform "Taxi Up," "Heart on a Chain," and "Turn Out the Lights
The Joggers perform "Ziggurat Traffic," "Wicked Light Sleeper," and "Era Prison"
Idlewild joined Jill Riley in the Current studios to perform and discuss their recognition as one of best Scottish bands of all time.