Brett Baldwin

Managing Digital Producer
Minnesota Public Radio

Brett Baldwin Feature Archive

Neko Case on stage with GK
There's not a lot of crossover between The Current and A Prairie Home Companion, but good music is universal, so there have to be a couple of intersections here and there. Here are the five standout Current-Prairie Home crossover performances. (07/02/2014)
spoon press photo
After sound-checking for a pre-tour last-minute small venue show in Austin, Texas, Spoon frontman Britt Daniel briefly spoke about their new album. They hit the road May 8, and stop in Minneapolis June 22 to headline day 2 of Rock the Garden. (05/08/2014)
Lorde performs
On April 10, 2014, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted a handful of music luminaries, but the spectacle was all about Nirvana's guest replacements -- Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and St. Vincent -- for Kurt Cobain. (04/11/2014)
Jack White releases the first track, "High Ball Stepper" from the forthcoming album 'Lazaretto.' (04/01/2014)
It's College Basketball tournament time and there's nothing more fun than judging, criticizing, and arguing about who's gonna be in the Final Four. Join The Current in engaging in a little music madness of our own. Tune in all week for your favorite artists going up against your other favorite artists. (03/27/2014)
Minneapolis' own Howler deliver a muscular, poppy sophomore release 'World of Joy' on March 25. Stream the album in its entirety a week before the release. (03/17/2014)
Web of Sunsets brought their smoothed out, psychedelic country sound to The Local Show for a few songs from Room of Monsters and a conversation with David Campbell. (03/17/2014)
As the overwhelmingly popular South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX draws to a close, we wanted to share videos of our public radio day stage from the Austin Convention Center on March 14. (03/16/2014)
Almost one year exactly after their debut record <em>Funeral</em> released, Arcade Fire made their second Twin Cities stop in Minneapolis for a sold out show in First Avenue's mainroom. The Current was there to roll tape, and now you can relive one of the most talked about shows among Arcade Fire fanatics nearly 10 years after its recording. (03/05/2014)
London-based illustrator Gary Card has taken album covers, press images and paparazzi shots of Prince and compiled them into an impressive chronology: Prince's hair. (02/09/2014)
Following the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, there was widespread turmoil throughout the nation's urban centers. On the night of April 5th, James Brown brought the city of Boston together and kept the riots at bay. But it wasn't easy. (04/05/2013)
The Screaming Eagle of Soul's lead single "Strictly Reserved for You" from the forthcoming 'Victim of Love' release has a new video. Sit back and brace yourself... there will be donuts. (03/28/2013)
With "The Party Ain't Over," Jackson's voice is still strong, soulful and gritty; but the music, too, is vibrant and provocative. (01/25/2011)