From the Ground Up: That's the title of Americana singer-songwriter John Fullbright's debut studio album, but it is also a fitting description of the path Fullbright's career has followed.
Forget the dragon, 2012 is the Year of the Alabama Shakes. The band has launched into national prominence and is in town for a sold-out show at First Avenue.
The sunny, surf rock band Best Coast burst onto the scene with a straightforward sound and simple lyrics. Their new album is a step-forward for the band's maturation - both in sound and perspective.
The married folk duo Shovels & Rope brought their act to The Current studios to play a few songs and talk with Bill Deville about finding their kick drum in the garbage, Confederate moonshine's influence on naming their new record and Townes, the tour bus guarding hound dog.
Siblings: you can't live with them, you can't be a folk rock band without them. At least that's the case for Ian, Eric and Brittany Holljes, who along with Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson, form the Durham-based sextet, Delta Rae.
Minneapolis native son Dave Pirner is most famous for his role as guitarist and frontman of the seminal Minnesota rock group, Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum is commemorating the release of their tenth studio album next week with a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry (they will also be performing live at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum). Dave stopped by The Current studios to hijack the airwaves with a few of his favorite (and his own!) tracks.
New Jersey has a proud heritage of rock music, from punk legends the Misfits and the Bouncing Souls to the Boss himself. The sonic imprint of The Garden State is unmistakable in the music of The Gaslight Anthem, who have picked up the baton and are carrying it to new heights.
Providence, Rhode Island alt-country rockers Deer Tick depart from their signature folk sound on their latest album, Divine Providence.
While in town for a show at First Ave, they stopped by The Current for a performance in our studio.