Leah Garaas Feature Archive

Before playing in First Avenue's mainroom, Cold War Kids stopped by to play a few songs off their fourth studio record, <em>Dear Miss Lonelyhearts</em>, released earlier this year. They chatted with host Barb Abney about Billy Bragg, about touring non-stop for the past year, and about a missed connection with Brian Eno. (10/02/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, Sam Beam tells us why he looks at guitars the same way he looks at colors. (10/02/2013)
Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) stopped in The Current studios to play a few songs off his latest, <em>Ghost on Ghost</em>, and chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel about having a soft spot for heavy metal, his difficulty memorizing a decade's worth of lyrics, and what made recording <em>Ghost on Ghost</em> so unique. (09/19/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, J Roddy Walston talks about his unique guitar find. (09/18/2013)
Wild Belle stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off their debut record <em>Isles</em> and to chat with host Mary Lucia about the making of the <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/wild-belle-seek-isolation-in-another-girl-premiere-20130913">new music video for "Another Girl"</a>, about the band's massive new sound system and about the connection they have to Solid Gold bassist Adam Hurlburt. (09/16/2013)
Ernest Greene, the brain behind Washed Out, stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the recently released <em>Paracosm</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia. (09/12/2013)
After opening for The Lumineers' extensive arena tour, including a date at the Target Center in Minneapolis last May, J Roddy Walston & The Business are looking forward to performing more intimate shows on a headlining tour. They stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the forthcoming <em>Essential Tremors</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia. (09/09/2013)
The 27th annual Summit Backyard Bash happens this Saturday, and we wanted to give you a preview of the killer lineup along with a suggested Summit brew for each set of music (please drink responsibly!). (09/06/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, we talk to Bryce Dessner of The National. (09/04/2013)
How many times have you crossed Stinson Boulevard and thought of The Replacements? The local legends' lyrics, album art and yesteryears have ultimately given the Twin Cities a handful of historical hometown landmarks. (08/25/2013)
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. (08/21/2013)
Ezra Koenig is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist of the New York City-based band Vampire Weekend. Between VW's applauded Lollapalooza performance in Chicago and a sold-out show at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis, Ezra stopped by our studios to record a Theft of the Dial with The Current's Morning Show host Jill Riley. (08/16/2013)
Ahead of last Tuesday's generous 23-song set at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, The National stopped by to play songs off their latest record <em>Trouble Will Find Me</em> in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, frontman Matt Berninger talked to The Current's Mary Lucia about songwriting, skinny jeans, fatherhood and his brother's suddenly skyrocketing film career. (08/13/2013)
Enjoy audio and video (including 2 unreleased tracks and a Dory Previn cover) from the exclusive Father John Misty performance in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. He chats with Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show about his off-the-wall moniker, the move from Seattle to Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities gene pool. (07/19/2013)