Peter Valelly Feature Archive

Legendary and prolific jazz pianist Dave Brubeck passed away today. He would have turned 92 tomorrow. (12/05/2012)
Little Richard, one of rock'n'roll's earliest pioneers -- and, nearly six decades later, one of its most distinctive characters -- turns 80 today. (12/05/2012)
Portland-based rock duo The Helio Sequence have been at it for over a decade, crafting densely sonically textured indie rock and pop and continually honing their nuanced songwriting. (12/02/2012)
Rapper-and-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" has become one of the most requested, discussed and admired songs The Current has played in 2012. Producer Ryan Lewis discusses how the song came about and much more. (11/30/2012)
Brooklyn-based indie dance duo Matt & Kim have been kicking up a thrilling DIY synth-pop racket for seven years now. They recorded a few tracks live exclusively for The Current, including a free download of "Now"! (11/07/2012)
Snow Patrol's major label debut vaulted them to global alt-rock stardom in 2003. Currently on an extensive tour, they stopped by the studios for a session with Mary Lucia. (10/31/2012)
Passion Pit, the indie electro-pop project of Cambridge, Mass.-based songwriter Michael Angelakos, broke through with 2009's devastatingly catchy single "The Reeling" and returned this year with a sophomore album. (10/30/2012)
Los Angeles' Sea Wolf are a vehicle for singer-songwriter Alex Church, whose emotive and lyrically nuanced indie folk has earned him a sizable following. (10/26/2012)
Starting in the early '90s, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tore through the American indie scene with a careening, caustic strain of high-energy rock'n'roll, fusing garage-band revivalism, noise-punk and raw blues. (10/23/2012)
In the immediate wake of the Sex Pistols' dramatic 1978 breakup, John Lydon shed his "Rotten" persona and emerged with Public Image Ltd, a new outfit whose dark, strange sound defined the new direction the UK music scene would soon pursue. (10/22/2012)
London's the xx established themselves with a stunning self-titled debut in 2009, welding sleekly contemporary indie dream-pop and hushed post-punk, with inflections of dance music and R&B. (10/19/2012)
Baltimore duo Beach House stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat, take over our airwaves and play some of the songs they're feeling lately. (10/18/2012)
Stockholm-based trio Niki and the Dove balances imaginative and playful songwriting sure to find favor among indie fans alongside beats and hooks so massive that it's not hard to imagine the band landing themselves on the pop charts. (10/17/2012)
Tuscon, Ariz. band Calexico has made a career out of warping genres and musical traditions together into an eclectic, clever, and wholly original sonic stew. (10/17/2012)
Check out some of the great new music you'll hear on The Current lately, ranging from Adele's Bond theme to the Rolling Stones' 50th-anniversary celebration and beyond. (10/17/2012)