Leah Garaas

Digital Production Assistant, Music
Minnesota Public Radio
lgaraas@mpr.org


Leah Garaas Feature Archive

Jim James
Jim James of My Morning Jacket stopped by The Current's studio to chat with host Mark Wheat before two performances at Northrop June 26 and 27 with opening local acts Hippo Campus and Lizzo. (06/26/2015)
Hot Chip
Hot Chip has stopped by The Current's studio to play some of their own music, but when they played the First Avenue mainroom last week in support of their latest <em>Why Make Sense?</em>, we instead asked them to take over our airwaves and to play songs by some of their favorite artists. (06/05/2015)
The DMA's stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session after a show in First Avenue's 7th St. Entry and to chat with host Bill DeVille about their self-titled debut EP that recently released. (06/01/2015)
Milky Chance stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session before their (very) sold out show at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis. Clemens Rehbein, Philipp Dausch and Antonio Greger told host David Campbell all about their road to success in the States and beyond. (05/29/2015)
The Wombats stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session the day after a sold out show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis in support of their third album, <em>Glitterbug</em>. (05/07/2015)
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard stopped by The Current to record a stripped-down session before a sold out show at Northrop in support of their new album, <em>Kintsugi</em>, a nod to the Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics with gold. (05/05/2015)
After decompressing in his home state of Michigan, Ben Schneider convinced his childhood bandmates to move to Los Angeles to record music. Together they are Lord Huron. The band stopped by The Current studio to perform live in-studio before a sold out show in First Avenue's mainroom. (04/27/2015)
Anticipating the release of <em>Ripple</em>, their first release on the Twin Cities-based record label Forged Artifacts, Panther Ray stopped by The Current to perform in-studio and to chat with <em>The Local Show</em>'s host David Campbell. (04/27/2015)
Up-and-coming act Elle King stopped by The Current to perform tracks off her debut full-length <em>Love Stuff</em> and to chat with host Jade. (04/24/2015)
2015 brought us <em>Vestiges & Claws</em>, Jose Gonzalez's first solo record in nearly eight years. Jose and his band stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the album live in-studio and to chat with Jade between his two sold out shows at the Cedar Cultural Center. (04/20/2015)
Ahead of a sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Sup Pop lablemates King Tuff, Josh Tillman&#151;aka Father John Misty&#151;stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off his latest album <em>I Love You, Honeybear</em> and to chat with host David Campbell. (04/06/2015)
Ahead of a gig at the 7th St. Entry, Matthew E. White and his Spacebomb Records cohorts Cameron Ralston (bass), Pinson Chanselle (drums) and Alan Parker (guitar) stopped by The Current to perform tracks off his new record <em>Fresh Blood</em> and to chat with host Mark Wheat. (04/02/2015)
On the heels of releasing his visual album <em>American Dreamer</em> and anticipating the release of his EP of the same name, Frankie Lee and friends stopped by The Current to perform tracks off his <em>American Dreamer</em> EP and to chat with <em>The Local Show</em>'s David Campbell. (03/30/2015)
Ahead of a performance at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall, Preservation Hall Jazz Band stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off their latest album <em>That's It!</em>. (03/27/2015)
Ahead of a sold out gig at Northrop opening for the Decemberists, Alvvays stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off their self-titled debut album. (03/24/2015)