Leah Garaas

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


Leah Garaas Feature Archive

Big Data, Alan Wilkis
Ahead of their sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Fitz and the Tantrums, Big Data stopped by The Current to chat with host Mark Wheat and to record tracks off their latest record live in our studio. (11/21/2014)
FKA twigs
Before making her Twin Cities debut at the Fine Line Music Cafe tonight (and playing Prince's legendary Paisley Park tomorrow evening), FKA twigs stopped by The Current to perform songs off her new album <em>LP1</em> and to chat with Music Director David Safar. (11/14/2014)
In town to play <em>United States of Americana</em>'s fifth birthday bash, Israel Nash and company stopped by The Current to perform in our studio and to chat with host Bill DeVille before their gig at the Turf Club. (11/06/2014)
With the recent release of his solo album <em>In Real Time</em>, Rogue Valley's Chris Koza stopped by The Current studio to record tracks off the new record and to chat with Local Show host David Campbell about what's to come for the local musician. (11/04/2014)
Doomtree's Mike Mictlan stopped by the Local Show to perform tracks off his latest <em>HELLA FRREAL</em> and to chat with host David Campbell. (10/27/2014)
Rising hip-hop act Allan Kingdom stopped by the Local Show to perform tracks off his <em>Future Memoirs EP</em> release and to chat with host David Campbell about Thestand4rd, his latest project with Twin Cities musicians Spooky Black, Psymun and Bobby Raps. (10/21/2014)
Ahead of their sold out gig at the Cedar Cultural Center, Angus & Julia Stone stopped by The Current studio to record a session with their full touring band and to chat with host Bill DeVille about their new self-titled album, what it was like working with producer Rick Rubin and, yup, Vegemite. (10/20/2014)
In town opening for Pixies, the UK's Royal Blood stopped by The Current's studio to record a session and to chat with host Mark Wheat about their sudden success around their self-titled debut that released Aug. 25, 2014 in the States. (10/13/2014)
Touring in support of <em>Do to the Beast</em>, their first album in 16 years, the Afghan Whigs stopped by to record a session in The Current's studio and to chat with host and resident Afghan Whigs expert Barb Abney. (10/11/2014)
Ahead of the release of their forth studio album <em>Bring Me Home</em>, the Ericksons &#151; sisters Jenny Kapernick and Bethany Valentini &#151; stopped by the Local Show to perform songs off the new record and to chat with host David Campbell. (09/29/2014)
Between their two-night stand in the First Avenue mainroom, the War on Drugs stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to chat with Jill Riley of the Morning Show and to perform tracks live in The Current's studio, including songs off their latest album, <em>Lost in the Dream</em>, and a fantastic Bob Dylan cover. (09/24/2014)
Toki Wright and Big Cats stopped by the Local Show to chat with host David Campbell about their forthcoming album <em>Pangea</em> and to perform three new tracks off the record live in The Current studio. (09/15/2014)
With a successful career spanning more than 45 years, Robert Plant isn't just a talented musician; he's a rock legend. Plant recently caught up with United States of Americana host Bill DeVille to talk about his new album, <em>Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar</em>. (09/09/2014)
On the last day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, Haley Bonar played a few songs off her latest album, <em>Last War</em>, and chatted with Mark Wheat during a live broadcast from the MPR booth. (09/04/2014)
This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Thursday, P.O.S. performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what he's been up to the last few months and what's in store for him and the Doomtree crew in the near future. (08/29/2014)