Leah Garaas Feature Archive

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)
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 Wednesday, Mike Mictlan performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store the crew in the coming months. (08/28/2014)
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 Tuesday, Dessa performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store the crew in the coming months. (08/27/2014)
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 Monday, Sims performed tracks off his forthcoming <em>Field Notes</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store for him and the crew in the coming months. (08/26/2014)
With the recent release of <em>Believe in Nothing</em>, Hollow Boys stopped by The Local Show to perform tracks off the new record live in The Current studio and to chat with host David Campbell. (08/04/2014)
Ahead of her show at First Avenue, Sharon Van Etten and band stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, <em>Are We There</em>. Between songs, Sharon chatted with host Jill RIley about being a notable user of the omnicord, how the Everly Brothers shaped her voice and what her connection is to John Cale of the Velvet Underground. (07/18/2014)
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. (07/17/2014)
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. (07/17/2014)