Minnesota Public Radio features by Jade &nbsp; http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30406 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:43:42 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jade &nbsp; http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for St. Paul As St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman stops by The Current's Morning Show to talk about exciting things happening in the capital city, we're wondering, what songs that name-check St. Paul or are about St. Paul places do you want to hear? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/04/930-coffee-break-songs-for-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:35:00 -0600 Theft of the Dial: Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken, Eric Slick, and Dimitri Manos While they were in town to play the Turf Club and First Avenue, three members of Dr. Dog stopped by The Current's studios to pick a set of songs to share with our audience. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/12/theft-of-the-dial-dr-dog-scott-mcmicken-eric-slick-dimitri-manos?refid=0 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:00:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jade, host and producer Host and producer of The Current's Morning Show Jade shares her top albums and songs of 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-jade?refid=0 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Bahamas performs live in The Current studio Singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen - aka Bahamas - stopped by The Current studio for a live session and an interview with Jade before playing a sold-out show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/24/bahamas-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:20:00 -0500 Album Review: Alt-J, 'This Is All Yours' Yes, you can enjoy Alt-J without knowing the lyrics, but you are missing out on some witty and smart moments. These guys are the Wes Anderson of music: they are self-referential; they allude to poets, books, movies and photographs; and they know how to twist the mundane into a crafty turn of phrase. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/20/album-review-altj-this-is-all-yours?refid=0 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Interview: Sondre Lerche In town to play a show tonight at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sondre Lerche stopped by The Current's studio to talk to Jade about his new album, 'Please'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/17/interview-sondre-lerche?refid=0 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:50:00 -0500 Album Review: Broken Bells, 'After the Disco' With their second full offering, Broken Bells (Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, and James Mercer) are at the top of their game, letting go of any former walls and perfectly blending their musical worlds together. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/17/album-review-broken-bells-after-the-disco?refid=0 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Getting fit for the Member Drive How do Jill and Steve prepare for the Member Drive? This 80s-style montage video takes you behind the scenes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/13/getting-fit-for-the-member-drive?refid=0 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:50:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jade, Assistant Producer and Host The Morning Show's Assistant Producer and Host Jade shares her top albums and songs of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/top-89-jade?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:30:08 -0600 Interview: Chris Ryding, founder, Minneapolis Underground 'zine Chris Ryding, founder of Minneapolis Underground 'zine and Compilation Volume One, talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about launching a fanzine and digital album in support of local bands known for playing smaller venues. Minneapolis Underground has its release party planned for Thursday, Oct. 10, at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/09/interview-chris-ryding-founder-minneapolis-underground-zine?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:50:00 -0500 Album Review: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Can Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros break free from the shadow of the behemoth success of their single "Home"? In their latest self-titled album, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros may have found something a little bit better: an album that can take the live essence of the band and feature it in a way that feels entirely sincere, experimental, and fun. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/22/edward-sharpe-and-the-magnetic-zeros-review?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Local Natives - Hummingbird The band that used to sound free flowing and lo-fi now has an orchestrated feel with broader instrumentation and tighter playing. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/28/local-natives-hummingbird-review?refid=0 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Eating and Drinking with Lynne Rossetto Kasper: The Gift of Local Food Today Lynne spoke to The Morning Show's Steve Seel about giving the gift of food. They discuss the different local food options you can gift this holiday season. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/17/lynne_rossetto_kasper_food_gift?refid=0 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:30:00 -0600 The Throbbing Hive with John Moe: Walmart + Facebook = BFF Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about Walmart's huge promotion with Facebook and they look at ways to get help this holiday season if you are feeling a little overwhelmed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/17/throbbing_hive_walmart_facebook?refid=0 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 07:30:00 -0600 The Sporting Life with Michael Rand: Chris Kluwe Needs #Focus Today Michael Rand chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the return of local favorites to the field, and Chris Kluwe's recent tweet rants about focus. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/17/michael_rand_sports_kluwe?refid=0 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Today in Music History: Elvis Costello Goes Rogue On "SNL" Tiny Tim got married, Paul McCartney battled a limo fire and Elvis Costello refused to be censored on SNL Today in Music History. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/14/elvis_costello_rogue_snl?refid=0 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 06:30:00 -0600 Today in Music History: Bowie Releases "Golden Years" Bob Dylan was on the cover of Rolling Stone, Phil Collins made his acting debut and David Bowie released a "golden" song Today in Music History. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/12/golden_years_david_bowie?refid=0 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:30:00 -0600 Eating and Drinking with Heavy Table's James Norton: Borealis Fermentery Today <strong>James Norton </strong>spoke to The Morning Show's Jill Riley and Steve Seel about one man's beer mission and the monastery-inspired brewery that he built. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/10/james_norton_borealis_fermentery?refid=0 Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:30:00 -0600 The Throbbing Hive with John Moe: Bad Santa Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the parents rallying together on Facebook to get rid of a bad Santa and Pinterest as the new America's Most Wanted. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/10/throbbing_hive_bad_santa?refid=0 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Today in Music History: The Jam Play Their Final Gig Jerry Lee Lewis got married, Moby was attacked and The Jam played their last show as a band. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/10/jam_last_show?refid=0 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:30:00 -0600 The Throbbing Hive with John Moe: The Pope Joins Twitter Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the Pope joining Twitting and Facebook syncing up with your phone to automatically download all your photos. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/04/hive_pope_twitter?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Eating and Drinking with Supertaster James Norton: The Hobbit Takes Over Denny's Today James Norton spoke to The Morning Show's Jill Riley and Steve Seel about his trip to Denny's to try their new menu inspired by the movie, "The Hobbit." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/26/supertaster_hobbit?refid=0 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:20:00 -0600 Today in Music History: Hendrix At 70 He's fit and he knows it, The Streets turns 34 today. George Harrison released his epic triple solo album today in music history and we're remembering Jimi Hendrix on his birthday. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/26/music_history_hendrix?refid=0 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:30:00 -0600 The Weekly Find with FOUND Magazine's Davy Rothbart Found Magazine's Davy Rothbart stops by once a week to share a new "find" with us. It could be a note between two friends, a to-do list or a list of club rules. If you ever wrote a note and then lost it, Davy might have it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/26/found_magazine?refid=0 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:06:53 -0600 Today in Music History: Anarchy Arrives In the U.K. Today we're celebrating the birthday of the only remaining original member of Wilco (other than Jeff Tweedy), John Stirratt is 45. And this is the day the Sex Pistols put out "Anarchy in the U.K." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/26/music_news_sex_pistols?refid=0 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:30:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Birds In honor of the massive meal that tomorrow no doubt will bring, we're thinking up bird songs for the 9:30 Coffee Break. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/19/coffee_break_birds?refid=0 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:45:00 -0600 Today in Music History: Ray Charles Sets A Billboard Record Happy Birthday to Bjork and Dr. John. Also, Ray Charles has one of the best weeks ever Today in Music History. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/19/music_history_ray_charles?refid=0 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:30:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Sonic Psychedelia Today for the 9:30 Coffee Break, we want to revel in some sonic psychedelia. Help us put together a set of tunes from both the glory days of "the trip" and today that have a psychedelic air to them. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/15/coffee_break_lsd?refid=0 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Today In Music History: Queen's Infamous Bicycling Stunt Today in 1978, to accompany their performance of "Fat Bottomed Girls" during their Madison Square Garden Show, Freddie Mercury and Queen employed numerous semi-nude women bicycling around the stage. So, if you like, you may visualize that as we enjoy the song today. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/14/music_history_queen_bike?refid=0 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:30:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Give to the Max We're feeling generous this morning and want to hear some songs about giving for Give to the Max Day. What songs that mention giving or have the word "give" in their title should we play for today's 9:30 Coffee Break? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/15/coffee_break_give?refid=0 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Today In Music History: Blondie Scores A Hit With An Obscure Reggae Song David Bowie appeared as The Elephant Man on Broadway, Ozzy announced his retirement, and Blondie scored a huge hit with a reggae beat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/12/music_history_blondie?refid=0 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:30:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Delicious Cheese We're talking about delicious cheese, the kind of music you wish you could hate, but you can't. What songs are deliciously cheesy? We'll play some of your picks for today's 9:30 Coffee Break. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/14/coffee_break_cheesy?refid=0 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:48:00 -0600 Eating and Drinking with Heavy Table's James Norton: Artisan Cheese Today James Norton spoke to The Morning Show's Jill Riley and Steve Seel about the craft cheese scene in Wisconsin. Who knew that so much creative and delicious cheese varieties were waiting for us just across the state line. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/13/james_norton_cheese?refid=0 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:30:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Infidelity How about an infidelity theme for our 9:30 Coffee Break. There are a lot of songs out there on the topic of infidelity so give us your suggestions and we'll pick a couple to play on air. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/13/coffee_break_infidelity?refid=0 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:40:00 -0600 The Throbbing Hive with John Moe: The Overly Attached Girlfriend Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show about the Overly Attched Girlfriend meme and we take a look at Cake Wrecks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/12/john_moe_cakewrecks?refid=0 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Today In Music History: "Yellow Submarine" Premieres Today we're celebrating the birthday of Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, and enjoying The Beatles' Yellow Submarine movie, which came out today back in 1968. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/12/music_history?refid=0 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:45:00 -0600 Today in Music History: Sly Stone Has a Bad Night <strong>Today In:</strong> 1965 - Velvet Underground made their live debut when the played at Summit High School, New Jersey, the band were paid $75 for the gig. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/12/music_history_sly?refid=0 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:51:52 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: James Bond Bond, James Bond. Thanks to listener Becky, from Mankato, for reminding us that tomorrow the new James Bond film, <em>Skyfall</em> will be released. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/08/coffeebreak_james_bond?refid=0 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 08:30:00 -0600 Today In Music History: Prince Has A Hit With "Cream" <strong>Today In:</strong> 1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/08/music_history?refid=0 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 07:45:00 -0600 Today in Music History: Led Zeppelin Releases That Album With No Title <strong>Today In:</strong> 1965 - The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song "Think For Yourself" at Abbey Road for their forthcoming <em>Rubber Soul</em> album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/08/music_history_led_zeppelin?refid=0 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:45:49 -0600 Random Vinyl: Ric Ocasek - Beatitude (1982) The Cars' Ric Ocasek released his first solo album in 1982 and gave it a perplexing title. Is it pronounced "be-AT-ih-tude" - such as in the teachings of Jesus that include such sayings as "blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" - or "BEAT-ih-tude," referencing a literary journal from the '50s that published the work of the "Beat Poets" such as Allen Ginsberg? Ocasek likely enjoyed the ambiguity. We played "Out of Control." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/02/random-vinyl?refid=0 Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Random Vinyl: Robert Fripp - Exposure (1978) Guitarist Robert Fripp ventured far away from his prog-rock roots in the late 70s after moving to New York's Hell's Kitchen, and the post-punk eclecticism shows on his first proper solo album, "Exposure." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/26/random-vinyl?refid=0 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Random Vinyl: Sweet - Give Us a Wink (1976) Give Us a Wink is an album released in March 1976 by the British rock band Sweet. It was their first album to be fully written and produced by the band themselves. We played "Action" which reached the Top 10 in many European countries. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/25/random-vinyl?refid=0 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:26:44 -0500 Random Vinyl: The Blasters - Hard Line (1985) The California based band led by the Alvin brothers has been pumping out good ol' fashioned amped-up American roots rock for several decades. "Hard Line" contains the song "Dark Night," which has been used on TV and movie soundtracks ranging from "Miami Vice" to the Robetr Rodriquez/Quentin Tarrantino vampire flick "From Dusk Til Dawn." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/24/random-vinyl?refid=0 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:36:56 -0500 Random Vinyl: Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1978) Gabriel's 1978 solo album was the second of three known simply as "Peter Gabriel" (his fourth would have had the same title yet again if Geffen Records hadn't balked). This one is sometimes nicknamed "Scratch" for its cover art depicting Gabriel appearing the scratch the air with his fingernails. We played "On the Air." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/23/random-vinyl?refid=0 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:35:24 -0500 Random Vinyl: Lloyd Cole - Lloyd Cole (1990) After three albums with his band The Commotions, Lloyd Cole's self-titled solo debut delivered more of the literate, melodic guitar-driven pop he'd become known for, but with a roster of guest musicians including Robert Quine and Matthew Sweet. We played "Undressed." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/22/random-vinyl?refid=0 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Random Vinyl: The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (commonly called "The Age of Aquarius" or "Let the Sunshine In") is a medley of two songs written for the 1967 musical Hair by James Rado & Gerome Ragni (lyrics), and Galt MacDermot (music), released as a single by The 5th Dimension. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/19/random-vinyl?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:42:10 -0500 Interview with Ben Folds and Darren Jessee The Morning Show's Jill Riley sat down with piano man Ben Folds and drummer Darren Jessee to talk about making the first new album in over 12 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/03/ben-folds-five-interview?refid=0 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:53:47 -0500 Random Vinyl: The Fifth Dimension - The Age Of Aquarius (1969) The title track off this one was the group's big hit - a song from the musical "Hair." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/07/random-vinyl?refid=0 Tue, 07 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 Imaginary Cities performs in The Current studios Winnipeg duo Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas started writing songs and recording together just for fun without any thoughts of becoming a band in any real sense. A friend offered to manage them and a few years later they have a full length album called "Temporary Resident." Since then, they've toured across the world and opened for the Pixies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/06/05/imaginarycities-live?refid=0 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Here The collective is back with their sophomore release "Here," and many people will probably listen to it hoping to hear another "Home." There's no way of knowing yet, but what the album does give us is a more introspective Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros digging into their spiritual side. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/20/album-review-here---edward-sharpe-and-the-magnetic-zeros?refid=0 Sun, 20 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 White Rabbits perform in The Current studio Brooklyn-via-Missouri indie-rock six-piece White Rabbits, known for their dynamic and unpredictable live performances and emotionally textured songwriting, have returned with their third full-length album, "Milk Famous." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/07/white-rabbits?refid=0 Sat, 07 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Bahamas performs in The Current studios Don't be confused by Afie Jurvanen going by the stage name Bahamas - he isn't from a tropical location, even if his music does have some tropical influences. The Canadian musician has been making music in his hometown for years as a backing musician for the likes of Feist, Jason Collett and Zeus. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/04/bahamas-live?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:30:00 -0500 Shabazz Palaces performs in The Current studio Shabazz Palaces have rapidly gained fame and adoration for making some of the most inventive and alien-sounding hip-hop in recent memory, but the Seattle rap outfit didn't come out of nowhere. In fact, the group's MC and central figure Ishmael Butler has been in the game for nearly two decades, first catching listeners' attention as a member of celebrated alt-hip-hop pioneers Digable Planets in the '90s. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/03/shabazz-palaces?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:32:23 -0500 Ben Howard performs in The Current studio Growing up in London, Ben Howard had two loves: surfing and music. Very rarely are people able to make their hobbies into a fulfilling career, but it looks like Ben Howard is on his way to making it a reality. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/20/benhoward-live?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Cass McCombs performs live in The Current studio In the past decade, Cass McCombs has recorded six full-length albums, toured pretty much constantly and even got a nod from John Peel who called him, "unobtrusively brilliant." He's an artist that has been able to hover on the verge while staying mysterious and entirely indie and has created a growing base of fans across the world in the process. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/02/01/cassmccombs-live?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:07:29 -0600 Album Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You Sounding sober, tight and focused on their tenth studio release, the band offers up a little something for everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/08/06/review-red-hot-chili-peppers-im-with-you?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Plan B performs live in The Current studio British rapper turned crooner is crossing seas with success. Ben Drew also known as Plan B emerged onto the London scene back in 2006 with his debut album "Who Needs Actions When You Got Words" that offered raps and rhymes that were comparable to his mate Mike Skinner of The Streets. Greatly influenced by his love for Motown and an avid appreciation for rap, it is no surprise his U.K released 2010 concept album "The Defamation of Strickland Banks" went straight to number one on the U.K. album charts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/05/27/plan-b-live?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2011 10:52:58 -0500 Blueprint performs in The Current studios Hip-hop artist, skilled freestyler, and producer Blueprint first received attention when he appeared on a track off of producer RJD2's Deadringer. After that, he and RJD2 formed the hip-hop duo Soul Position and came out with several albums before Blueprint struck out on his own. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/21/blueprint?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:01:51 -0500 Haley Bonar performs live in The Current studio From Duluth to the Twin Cities to Portland and back, local singer-songwriter Haley Bonar, has used her change of scenery as inspiration on her fourth album, Golder. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/12/haley-bonar-live?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:14:57 -0500 Album Review: TV On The Radio - 9 Types of Light If you're a TV On The Radio fan, you'll enjoy this and if you've been kept away by just the idea of an "art rock" band, this is the album to try. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/18/review-tv-on-the-radio-9-types-of-light?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Eels - Tomorrow Morning I'm all for not judging a book by its cover, but Eels front man Mark Oliver Everett is known for lyrically wearing his heart on his sleeve. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/28/album-review-eels--tomorrow-morning?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Girl Talk Gregg Gillis is one of the nicest tissue engineers you could ever meet. He also knows how to make 30 songs blend together in a way that not only takes the originals to a whole new place, but also makes you want to dance all night long. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/12/theft-of-the-dial-girl-talk?refid=0 Sat, 12 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0600 Theft of the Dial: The Decemberists Being a host at The Current, we often have to tackle many tasks at once. Listen to all the new music, scope out the local music scene, check out the facebooks and twitter world, edit and produce. But the Theft of the Dial with Chris Funk and John Moen of The Decemberists allowed me to add something else to my resume, barista. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/09/theft-of-the-dial-the-decemberists?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0600 Wild Nothing performs live in The Current studio Wild Nothing is the band from Virginia-born Jack Tatum. Produced entirely in his bedroom, Tatum started with the music before writing lyrics to his Smiths-inspired shoe-gaze songs. While on tour, Tatum brings a long band members to recreate the sounds live. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/22/wild-nothing-live?refid=0 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:01:47 -0600 Album Review: Matt & Kim - Sidewalks When you start listening to "Sidewalks," the third full album from Brooklyn duo Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino, it feels like you're listening to a much larger band. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/06/album-review-matt--kim--sidewalks?refid=0 Tue, 02 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Eels perform live in The Current studio Beginning as a solo act under the name "E" in 1992, Mark Everett formed Eels shortly thereafter, in 1996, with the relase of the band's debut album, "Beautiful Freak." Their songs "Novocaine for the Soul" and "Susan's House" quickly became popular and launched a career that has spanned fourteen years and nine records. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/10/03/eels-live?refid=0 Sun, 03 Oct 2010 12:48:22 -0500 Album Review: Brandi Carlile - Give up the Ghost "I believe this to be true / Nothing sacred nothing new." The lyrics seem to sum up Brandi Carlile's third album, "Give up the Ghost." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/06/album-review-brandi-carlile--give-up-the-ghost?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Florence and the Machine - Lungs The recent winner of the Brit Award, with her debut album "Lungs," didn't get her break by going to the right vocal school and hiring the right management team. She saw a local DJ in the bathroom at a club and decided to belt out a song. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/03/florence-and-the-machine-lungs?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix The boys of Phoenix have long been a band just on the cusp of breaking. With the release of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the French foursome seems ready to build on the sparks of their earlier albums and grow to something riotous. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/22/album-review-phoenix--wolfgang-amadeus-phoenix?refid=0 Mon, 25 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500