Jill Riley Feature Archive

Har Mar Superstar is making many year-end lists with 'Bye Bye 17.' But what has Sean Tillman, the man behind the Har Mar persona, been listening to this year? Find out in another installment of Theft of the Dial. (12/20/2013)
When Gary Clark Jr. stopped by The Current to chat with Jill Riley and perform a few songs, she asked him about his guitar. He told us about his first guitar and how he found his latest. (12/11/2013)
The Morning Show's Jill Riley shares her top albums and songs of 2013. (12/02/2013)
Austin, Texas, guitar player Gary Clark Jr. paid a visit to the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio to play an intimate show for a live audience before his sold-out show that night at First Avenue. Between songs, he spoke to Jill Riley about his trajectory thus far and about his approach to music-making. (11/27/2013)
On the day of the release of his new album, <i>Always Been</i>, Mason Jennings stopped by The Current's studios to talk with Jill Riley and to play some songs off the new record. (11/12/2013)
Steve Seel and Jill Riley talk to Radio Heartland's program director Mike Pengra about the music on Radio Heartland and about a five-year anniversary party scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis. (11/12/2013)
Scarmen Hellectra and Citizen Pain of the Minnesota RollerGirls stopped by to chat with former RollerGirl Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show about the opening night on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. (10/18/2013)
Steve Seel and Jill Riley talk to their favorite punter about his NFL career, about his writing and music pursuits, and about what's annoying him right now. Kluwe is part of the cast in tonight's <i>Wits</i> season premiere. (10/17/2013)
Accomplished actor Stephen Tobolowsky talks to The Current's Jill Riley about his career and about his sold-out show tonight in the UBS Forum, <i>The Tobolowsky Files</i>, a storytelling series about life, love and Hollywood. (10/10/2013)
Before heading out on an extensive tour in support of their second record <em>Shulamith</em>, Polica stopped by The Current to perform before a small live audience in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, frontwoman Channy Leaneagh talked to Jill Riley and Steve Seel from The Current's Morning Show about the new album, the story behind its album art and how it relates to the cycle of a woman. (10/09/2013)
You can keep Janelle Monae's cerebral, abstract inspiration for her art in the back of your head while enjoying <i>The Electric Lady</i>, but don't let the songs get lost in it. (10/07/2013)
Before playing a show with Joe Purdy at The Cedar, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg stopped by The Current studios to play a few of his favorite tracks and to chat with host Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show about skiffle, Americana music and waving the flag for today's artists. (10/06/2013)
Paul McCartney has released a new single, the appropriately titled "New," and it's coming out ahead of his upcoming album, which is set to release in the U.S. on Oct. 15. (08/30/2013)
Thanks to Kickstarter and a creative surge on the part of the band members, The Suburbs have just released a new album, <i>Si Sauvage</i>, their first in 27 years. The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley sat down with the Suburbs to talk about the band's past, present and future, and to hear some songs off the new record. (08/30/2013)
Actor and Twin Cities native Josh Hartnett stopped by the MPR booth during The Current's Morning Show live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair. Hartnett picks some songs for summer, talks about his upcoming projects and describes what he loves about Minnesota. (08/23/2013)