Leah Garaas Feature Archive

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. (06/24/2014)
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. (06/17/2014)
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. (06/09/2014)
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. (05/28/2014)
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. (04/29/2014)
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. (04/29/2014)
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. (04/10/2014)
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. (02/14/2014)
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. (02/03/2014)
This Sunday, Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (also known as The Recording Academy) will host its 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation. Awards will be given in 82 categories, but how does it all work? Here's an infographic and an article to explain it. (01/26/2014)
This Sunday, Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (also known as The Recording Academy) will host its 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation. Awards will be given in 82 categories, but how does it all work? Here's an infographic and an article to explain it. (01/24/2014)
Now that the year-end lists have finally settled, it's time to build up anticipation for what's to come, so The Current's Music Director and New Hot host, David Safar, has put together a list of the most anticipated albums of 2014. Some records come from familiar artists with definite release dates, some have only have European or Australian releases and some may have been released in late 2013 but are just about to make their big splash in the new year. (01/07/2014)
Three records in and Silversun Pickups are already releasing a singles collection, though it's likely that the compilation is in celebration of ten years on the Dangerbird label, home to the releases of other Current favorites like Fitz and the Tantrums and Minus the Bear. <em>Singles Collections</em> will feature ten tracks off Silversun Pickups' 2004, 2009 and 2012 records, along with a new single, "Cannibal". (01/02/2014)
Leah Garaas shares her top albums and songs of 2013. (12/02/2013)
When Amos Lee stopped by our studios to perform a live session, we asked him about his Gibson J-100. (11/13/2013)