Ahead of tUnE-yArDs' sold out show at First Avenue, frontwoman Merrill Garbus and the gang stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, <em>Nikki Nack</em>. Between songs, Garbus chatted with host Mary Lucia about their recent stormy Glastonbury set, studying Haitian drumming and how the <em>Nikki Nack</em> writing process differed from past records.
Ahead of their show at the 7th St. Entry, the Fresh & Onlys stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off their new record, <em>House of Spirits</em>. Between songs, frontman Tim Cohen and Wymond Miles chatted with host Barb Abney about the band's beginnings at Amoeba Music in San Francisco, how the Fresh & Onlys' dynamic has changed over the years and what recording the new album at Lucky Cat.
With the recent release of <em>Meat</em>, Alpha Consumer stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio. Between songs, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mike Lewis and JT Bates of Alpha Consumer chatted with Local Show host David Campbell about the record's title, Louie C.K. and their upcoming gig at the Red Stag Block Party.
Ahead of his trippy performance at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on Saturday, June 28, Ray LaMontagne stopped by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Bill DeVille.
With the recent release of his third album <em>Sings the Moon</em>, John Mark Nelson stopped by The Current before heading off to Paris to chat with Local Show host David Campbell and to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio.
In town to open for Ray LaMontagne in the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium, Hamilton Leithauser stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mac Wilson and to play tracks off his recently released solo debut.
Before making her Minnesota debut with a sold out show at the Varsity Theater, Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The Current studios to perform a few songs off <em>A Sea of Split Peas</em>. Between songs, Barnett and host Mark Wheat talked about her charming, quirky lyrics, what it was like touring with Billy Bragg and, of course, the World Cup.
Between yesterday's announcement of their big gig at TCF Bank Stadium opening for electronic rockers Imagine Dragons as a part of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend and their late night performance on <em>Conan</em> this Thursday, June 19, Atmosphere (Slug, Ant and Plain Ole Bill) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new <em>Southsiders</em> record and chatted with Mary Lucia.
Watch Spoon debut "R.I.P." off their forthcoming record <em>They Want My Soul</em> and see them perform live at Rock the Garden in Minneapolis on June 22.
Today on The Current's Morning Show, Jill and Steve announced that Bob Mould would be on the bill for this year's MN Music on a Stick lineup at the State Fair Grandstand happening Saturday, Aug. 30. Stream his new album <em>Beauty & Ruin</em> (Merge) now.
London singer-songwriter Lyla Foy stopped by New Hot to chat with host David Safar and to play a few tracks off her new record, <em>Mirrors the Sky</em>, out now on Sub Pop.
Seven years have passed since the Nickel Creek's Farewell, For Now Tour and their 2014 release <em>A Dotted Line </em>marks twenty-five years since nine year-olds Chris and Sara Watkins and 12 year-old Sean Watkins banded together. Read their recent interview with Leah Garaas and enter for a chance to win a grand prize giveaway of front row tickets to their sold out show at the State Theatre May 11.
Ahead of her fantastic performance at the State Theatre on April 3, St. Vincent came by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Mark Wheat.
Ahead of their very sold out gig at First Avenue on Valentine's Day, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders came by The Current studios to record an intimate live in-studio session with host Mary Lucia.
Last November, Buzzfeed contributor Jessica Hopper published, "How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock" an in-depth look at the changing landscape of advertising and sync licensing. So when Rolling Stone posted a link of 22 "leaked" Super Bowl ads, I was curious about how many indie-rockers cashed in on Super Bowl XLVIII to pay the rent.