Minnesota Public Radio features by Mac Wilson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30161 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:57:35 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Mac Wilson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Hamilton Leithauser performs in The Current 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/11/hamilton-leithauser-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:50:00 -0500 Album Review: Conor Oberst, 'Upside Down Mountain' Conor Oberst's newest solo effort is a continuation of many of his trademark tropes, with all the connotations that come with them. Overall, Oberst's melodies possess a familiarity, making all the songs seem both comfortable and easygoing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/16/album-review-conor-oberst-upside-down-mountain?refid=0 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Album Review: tUnE-yArDs, 'Nikki Nack' Tune-Yards' new album <i>Nikki Nack</i> consistently blurs the line between silliness and seriousness. These serious nursery rhymes address weighty issues. And even though Merrill Garbus's music sounds simple, even a cursory listen immediately reveals new patterns en route to a world that's distinctly her own. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/19/album-review-tuneyards-nikki-nack?refid=0 Mon, 19 May 2014 00:01:00 -0500 First Listen: Sharon Van Etten, 'Are We There' 'Are We There' is a record of undeniable brilliance, a tough yet bracing listen that shows Van Etten reaching new heights as a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. Hear the entire album before its release on May 27, 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/16/first-listen-sharon-van-etten-are-we-there?refid=0 Sun, 18 May 2014 10:33:34 -0500 Lo-Fang performs in The Current studio Lo-Fang, whose given name is Matthew Hemerlein, is touring in support of his debut album, 'Blue Film'. After playing a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry, Lo-Fang stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mac Wilson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/05/lofang-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Tinariwen perform in The Current studio Tinariwen, a band composed of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, stopped in to The Current's studio ahead of their show Sunday night at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/07/tinariwen-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0500 Album Review: St. Vincent, 'St. Vincent' With her new, self-titled record, St. Vincent erects new barriers of aloofness while also managing to make her most accessible and exciting record yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/07/album-review-st-vincent-st-vincent?refid=0 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Album Review: Foster the People, 'Supermodel' Foster the People have made an admirable effort to inject an even more adventurous spirit into their second album, resulting in a mixed bag of new sounds that range from catchy to unfortunate. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/31/album-review-foster-the-people-supermodel?refid=0 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Album Review: Phantogram, 'Voices' Phantogram's new release 'Voices' is such a series of knockouts, it can give the record the feel of a singles collection, or even a greatest hits album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/10/album-review-phantogram-voices?refid=0 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Top 89 Staff Picks: Mac Wilson, Host Host Mac Wilson shares his top songs and albums of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/top-89-mac-wilson?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:30:23 -0600 Okkervil River perform live in The Current's studios On the way to their show tonight at First Avenue, Okkervil River stopped by The Current's studios to talk about and to play some songs off their new album, <i>The Silver Gymnasium</i>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/01/okkervil-river-perform-live-in-the-current-s-studios?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:20:00 -0500 Album review: Pearl Jam, 'Lightning Bolt' One of Pearl Jam's defining characteristics is that they have wedged themselves into their own corner of American rock music. They can rest assured that their spot in the canon will remain unaltered. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/28/album-review-pearl-jam-lightning-bolt?refid=0 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:01:00 -0500 The Head and the Heart perform in The Current's studios Between Saturday and Sunday shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Seattle-based The Head and the Heart stopped in to The Current's studios to chat with Mac Wilson and to play some songs of their new album, <i>Let's Be Still</i>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/27/the-head-and-the-heart-perform-in-the-current-s-studios?refid=0 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:20:00 -0500 UK sensation Tom Odell makes his Twin Cities and in-studio debut 22-year old UK songwriter Tom Odell released his debut "Long Way Down" in June and instantly shot to number #1 on his home country's charts. He joins an acclaimed list of English newcomers in 2013 who have attained the same honor like Jake Bugg and Rudimental. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/28/tom-odell-live?refid=0 Sat, 28 Sep 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Valerie June performs live in The Current studios The Tennessee singer-songwriter feels a deep connection &#151; if not responsibility &#151; to the great musical traditions of Memphis. She describes this and more during her in-studio chat with The Current's Mac Wilson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/11/valerie-june-performs-live-in-the-current-studios?refid=0 Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:12:45 -0500 Album Review: Camera Obscura - Desire Lines On 'Desire Lines,' Camera Obscura have delivered a well-produced, well-sequenced blend of pop songs intertwined with subtle heartstring-pullers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/01/album-review-camera-obscura--desire-lines?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Rising Scottish trio CHVRCHES performs in The Current studios Glasgow group CHVRCHES is making well-deserved waves amongst electro-pop music buffs. Last March they crossed the Atlantic for their first US performance at the massive South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. They've been compared to Purity Ring, which isn't a surprise considering their synth-heavy sound and leading lady Lauren Mayberry's melodious, ethereal vocals. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/10/chvrches-live?refid=0 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Album Review: The National - Trouble Will Find Me <em>Trouble Will Find Me</em> ranges from moody ballads to driving rockers, but true to the band's subversive nature, the rockers are more mellow than they first appear, and the ballads drip with menace. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/20/album-review-the-national--trouble-will-find-me?refid=0 Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Phoenix - Bankrupt! Over four albums prior and nearly fifteen years together, Phoenix have locked into what seems to be their signature sound: a fusing of synthpop and arena rock into one highly caffeinated hit after another, geared for maximum catchiness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/22/album-review-phoenix--bankrupt?refid=0 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Musicheads Essentials: The White Stripes - Elephant If one listens to any one album by the White Stripes, they will hear a different shade of the band. Yet for all their elusiveness and apparent shape-shifting, the entirety of the band is really only visible on one album and one album alone: <em>Elephant</em>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/01/musicheads-essentials-the-white-stripes--elephant?refid=0 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:30:00 -0500 Innovative indie-psych rockers Django Django perform at The Current British rockers Django Django have forged a stunningly inventive sound in their short existence, splitting the difference between vintage rock riffs 'n' rhythms and a contemporary, arty strain of electronic psychedelia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/16/django-django?refid=0 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Ra Ra Riot perform in The Current studio Good things come in threes with indie rockers, Ra Ra Riot. Fresh of the release of their third album, the band stopped by our studio for the third time to play three songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/05/ra-ra-riot-live?refid=0 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:00:00 -0600 All you need to know about the 2013 Grammys This year's Grammy nominations have the greatest overlap with the Current's playlist than any other year in our history. The actual awards -- well, they overlapped a little. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/05/grammy-nominees-the-current?refid=0 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:00:46 -0600 Album Review: Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives Without the pressures of his "real band," you can hear the burdens melt off Gibbard's songwriting, much like Jeff Tweedy has done with his non-Wilco projects. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/10/benjamin-gibbard-former-lives?refid=0 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Mac Wilson interviews Dave Wakeling of the English Beat Dave Wakeling of the English Beat chatted with host Mac Wilson about Mac's mellifluous voice, the origins of Halloween, the band's life on tour, Minneapolis crowds and much more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/29/mac-wilson-interviews-dave-wakeling?refid=0 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:17:46 -0500 San Cisco performs in The Current studio On the strength of their low-fi garage pop sound, the Australian four-piece has generated considerable buzz surrounding their upcoming debut album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/21/san-cisco-live?refid=0 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Rufus Wainwright performs in The Current studios Longtime fans waiting for a return-to-form can finally breathe a sigh of relief: Rufus Wainwright is back in the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/11/rufus-wainwright-live-2012?refid=0 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Electric Guest performs in The Current studios When Asa Taccone's brother told him to share some of the music he was working on to his friend Brian, Asa didn't think it would lead to much. But luckily for him Brian was working on other projects as Danger Mouse and liked the sound that Asa was putting together. Through Danger Mouse Asa met Matthew Compton and Electric Guest was formed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/24/electricguest-instudio?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:07:54 -0500 Album Review: Hot Chip - In Our Heads "In Our Heads" is a thrillingly consistent album, veering from high-BPM stompers to some of Hot Chip's most touching ballads to date. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/06/cd-of-the-week-hot-chip?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jul 2012 23:59:00 -0500 Blitzen Trapper perform in The Current studio Portland, Ore. folk-rock troupe Blitzen Trapper have been exploring the boundaries and possibilities of Americana for over a decade now, releasing a half-dozen full-lengths and winning the hearts of the national indie scene along the way. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/09/blitzen-trapper?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jul 2012 13:30:00 -0500 The Walkmen perform in The Current studio The New York City-based quintet the Walkmen have cemented their status as one of indie rock's most accomplished and talented acts in the ten years since they released their debut album. Their jagged, post-punk influenced sound has steadily mellowed and expanded, and singer Hamilton Leithauser's songwriting has matured as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/01/walkmen-live?refid=0 Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Feist A sometime member of Broken Social Scene and a gifted singer-songwriter in her own right, Leslie Feist has released four albums of beautiful, folk-tinged indie-rock and has cemented her place as one of the indie community's most vital artistic voices. Her most recent album, Metals, was a mature and nuanced crystallization of the ideas and themes she's explored throughout her career. Currently on tour, Feist found time to stop by The Current studios to chat with Mac Wilson and take over our airwaves to play some of of the music she's enjoying lately. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/03/theft-of-the-dial-feist?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Feist Currently on tour, Feist found time to stop by The Current studios to chat with Mac Wilson and take over our airwaves to play some of of the music she's enjoying lately. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/06/11/theft-of-the-dial?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 First Aid Kit performs in The Current studio Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have been playing, recording and releasing music together since they were both in their teens. Their sophomore release, "The Lion's Roar," features guest appearances from Joe Pernice and Conor Oberst and was released in January. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/07/first-aid-kit?refid=0 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:00:50 -0500 Dry The River performs in The Current studios A fusion of hardcore, post-punk and folk (not kidding), the London-based five-piece Dry the River don't sit neatly in one genre. Growing up singing in a choir and then later as a teenager in hardcore bands, frontman Peter Liddle pulled from his parent's folk influences to create the distinct sound of Dry The River. Don't let the beards and violin fool you - they are not another Mumford and Sons! With their debut "Shallow Bed" due out in April, the band is touring heavily to promote it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/30/drytheriver-live?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:30:00 -0500 Album Review: The Shins - Port of Morrow Mac Wilson's review of the much-anticipated new release by The Shins. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/19/album-review-port-of-morrow--the-shins?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Shearwater performs in The Current studio Shearwater's first release on the Sub Pop label, "Animal Joy," is more aggressive than previous albums, focusing on the moments in life that, as lead singer Jonathan Meiberg describes, "bring your blood to the surface." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/02/19/shearwater-live?refid=0 Sun, 19 Feb 2012 15:19:23 -0600 Album Review: Sharon Van Etten - Tramp Van Etten has crafted a record bursting with meticulous sonic details, while also leaving plenty of space -- sonically and lyrically -- for contemplation. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/02/05/album-review-sharon-van-etten--tramp?refid=0 Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The Factory If their past history is any indication, this should be the first of several new releases for Guided by Voices, which will inevitably find the band shaking off any rust and perhaps even turning up the 'rock' knob a little more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/01/01/album-review-guided-by-voices--lets-go-eat-the-factory?refid=0 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto Coldplay's music has always sounded universal and huge, but they take on an enormity on Mylo Xyloto that alternately thrills and leaves the listener distant. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/31/album-review-coldplay--mylo-xyloto?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Girls perform in The Current studios When San Francisco band Girls burst onto the indie-rock scene in 2009, they were heralded with a huge amount of hype and buzz, thanks to their infectious, messy garage-rock sound and to singer Christopher Owens' bizarre and fascinating life story (short version: it involves cults). http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/02/girls?refid=0 Sun, 02 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Wilco - The Whole Love I can give no higher compliment to "The Whole Love" than to favorably compare it to "Summerteeth," and while it may not reach the peaks of the Wilco catalog, it is clearly their best record in nearly a decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/23/review-wilco-the-whole-love?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: The Strokes - Angles The Strokes' fourth album, "Angles," comes on the heels of a five-year band hiatus that saw numerous solo projects and sparked doubt over whether the band would ever record together again. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/22/album-review-the-strokes--angles?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Devotchka - 100 Lovers DeVotchKa's music is part of a trend that includes artists like Andrew Bird, Beirut and Calexico seemingly sprung from an alternate reality in which the British Invasion never reached American shores and yet the alternative movement flourished anyway. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/28/devotchka-100-lovers-review?refid=0 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: The Decemberists - The King is Dead The King Is Dead will touch most people in the same ways: as a breezy, enjoyable album that cuts down on the details and focuses on the pleasurable aspects of music and life. This is a solid way to ring in 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/01/14/decemberists-king-is-dead?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600 Middle Class Rut perform live in The Current studio Middle Class Rut is good ol' fashioned alternative rock, a band which has collaborated live with the likes of Alice in Chains and Social Distortion. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/18/middle-class-rut-live?refid=0 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:23:23 -0600 Junip performs live in The Current studio You would expect the side project of Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez to sound a lot like, well, Jose Gonzalez. But in fact, Junip was around before any of his solo material hit the market, and after a five year hiatus, the trio have reunited to play a krautrock form of folk with haunting drumkit and keys in tow. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/07/junip-live?refid=0 Sun, 07 Nov 2010 11:58:01 -0600 Hot Chip perform live in The Current studio Since forming ten years ago, the English, synth-loving electro-pop group Hot Chip have released four records and toured the world, and they're currently on tour with DFA label-mates LCD Soundsystem. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/21/hot-chip-live?refid=0 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:28:01 -0500 Album Review: Belle and Sebastian Write About Love The centerpiece of Belle & Sebastian Write About Love is its title track. "Write About Love" is a marvel, a flawlessly constructed song that stands with the very best the band has ever done. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/11/belle_and_sebastian_write_about_love_review?refid=0 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Ra Ra Riot performs live in the Current studio Indie-rockers Ra Ra Riot formed in early 2006, when they were friends at Syracuse University. After playing several house shows and venues around Syracuse as well as a handful of national festivals, the band released their debut record, "The Rhumb Line," in 2008. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/06/ra-ra-riot-live?refid=0 Wed, 06 Oct 2010 10:24:48 -0500 Dirty Projectors perform live in The Current studios You've got to hand it to Dirty Projectors. After all, the band somehow made all of frontman David Longstreth's most uneven and insanely complex ideas work. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/09/22/dirty-projectors?refid=0 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:39:59 -0500 Kele performs live in The Current studios Kele is the new side-project from Bloc Party vocalist Kele Okereke. In an effort to focus more on his interest in dance music and fuel his creativity, Kele released the album "The Boxer" in June. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/09/12/kele-live?refid=0 Sun, 12 Sep 2010 13:54:38 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Interpol It was our pleasure to welcome Interpol to the Current studios to take over our airwaves for a Theft of the Dial session. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/08/25/theft-of-the-dial-interpol?refid=0 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Minus the Bear performs live in The Current studios Seattle pop rock quintet, Minus the Bear, have seen several changes since their last visit to The Current in 2008. They've signed to their first major label and have released a new album, Omni, that is loaded with big sounds, big synth, and big hooks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/07/01/minus-the-bear-live?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:25:43 -0500 Album Review: Jeremy Messersmith - The Reluctant Graveyard The Reluctant Graveyard is a thoroughly entertaining album from start to finish; for all the talk of death, proceedings never even approach dreariness. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/05/04/jeremy-messersmith-the-reluctant-graveyard?refid=0 Tue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations When it came time to record their second album, MGMT decided not to "play the game": rather than churning out another batch of hit singles, they instead pursued their own unique brand of disjointed psychedelia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/14/album-review-mgmt--congratulations?refid=0 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations "Congratulations" is a bold, disorienting, sometimes abrasive album of experimentation run rampant. With this album, MGMT is answering to no one, yet everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/13/album-review-mgmt--congratulations?refid=0 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Beach House performs in The Current studio Three albums into an astronomic career, Beach House is the critically renowned project of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Baltimore natives who make ethereal dream-pop sound easy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/04/06/beach-house-live?refid=0 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 12:26:50 -0500 Fyfe Dangerfield performs in The Current studios Fyfe Dangerfield is most commonly known as the lead singer of the avant-garde Brit pop band Guillemots. Fyfe has recently taken his song writing to solo pastures. However, Guillemots fans are not to worry - the delightfully quirky band is still together and working on new material for an upcoming release. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/26/fyfe_dangerfield?refid=0 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:10:52 -0500 Album Review: Eels - End Times Every time I begin to worry about Mark Everett, he leaves us with a glimmer of light; a tiny nod of reassurance, as if he's telling us that he -- and we -- will be okay. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/19/eels-end-times?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Girls perform in The Current studios A brand new band from San Francisco, Girls specialize in always-sunny California pop -- jangling guitars, beautiful harmonies and flawless hooks. Frontman Christopher Owens layers this sunny backdrop with darker lyrics reminiscent of more introverted artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/11/16/girls?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: Tegan and Sara - Sainthood With each new record, single, or collaboration in pop culture, I find myself hoping Teegan and Sara gain wider acceptance and success. With their new album, "Sainthood," have they taken a step in that direction? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/27/tegan-and-sara-sainthood?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Jack Penate performs live in The Current studio Jack Penate's music has chamelion-like qualities. His first release "Matinee" had a swinging pop-ska sound while his latest album "Everything Is New" was a 180-degree change and leans more disco. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/26/jack_penate?refid=0 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 15:59:49 -0500 Metric performs live in The Current studios After a four-year stint working on solo records and side-projects, the Toronto- and Brooklyn-based band Metric has finally released their fourth album "Fantasies" and first since 2005's "Live It Out." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/06/13/metric?refid=0 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 14:56:46 -0500 Grizzly Bear performs in The Current studios Beginning at home as an experimental project, Grizzly Bear has pushed their lo-fi roots to the limits in their 2009 CD "Veckatimest." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/06/08/grizzly_bear?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 10:32:06 -0500 Album Review: Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications Erstwhile Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker returns with his second solo release, "Further Complications." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/20/album-review-jarvis-cocker--further-complications?refid=0 Mon, 18 May 2009 13:10:04 -0500 Album Review: U2 - No Line on the Horizon "No Line on the Horizon" may not be as immediately captivating as some of U2's other albums, but it is still a thoughtful and challenging addition their catalog. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/02/27/u2-no-line-on-the-horizon?refid=0 Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Blitzen Trapper performs in The Current studios With their fourth album, Furr, under their belts, the Portland, Oregon sextet has refined their sound on their new album, which has drawn inspiration from bands like Fleet Foxes and Beach House, and have departed somewhat from their previous influences like The Grateful Dead. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/08/blitzen_trapper?refid=0 Sat, 08 Nov 2008 15:18:15 -0600 Neva Dinova perform in The Current studios Named after the grandmother of vocalists and guitarist Jake Bellow, the Omaha five-some Neva Dinova are criss-crossing the country in support of their new album "You May Already Be Dreaming." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/04/28/neva_dinova?refid=0 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:34:05 -0500