Minnesota Public Radio features by Jade &nbsp; http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30406 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:39:23 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jade &nbsp; http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Phoebe Bridgers performs in The Current studio The lyrics of Phoebe Bridgers' songs are so emotionally vivid, it makes sense that when it comes to songwriting, Bridgers follows her gut. 'I don't really have a process that I could write out for anybody or tell anybody how to do it,' Bridgers says. 'It's just whatever happens to be on my mind.' In town for a sold-out show at the Turf Club, Bridgers and her band & stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/23/phoebe-bridgers-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Janelle Monae, 'Dirty Computer' This week's Album of the Week is 'Dirty Computer' from Janelle Monae. There are songs of self-acceptance, a delicate celebration of all things fem, and a funky Prince-inspired song about feeling real love -- and rumor is, he played synthesizer and produced the track. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/23/album-of-the-week-janelle-monae-dirty-computer?refid=0 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0500 Durand Jones and the Indications bring their soulful sound to The Current studio Although the singing career of Durand Jones began somewhat reluctantly, soul-music outfit Durand Jones and the Indications are now in it for the long haul. 'It's been a pretty fun ride so far,' Jones says, 'and we've got a lot more work to do.' Durand Jones and the Indications recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/12/durand-jones-and-the-indications-bring-their-soulful-sound-to-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:15:00 -0500 Lucy Dacus proves herself in The Current's studio Lucy Dacus headlined the 7th St Entry on April 4, and the afternoon of the show, she brought her band into The Current's studio to play songs from <em>Historian</em>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/04/04/lucy-dacus-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Watch Lukas Nelson captivate a SXSW crowd Watch Lukas Nelson's entire set from our PledgeHouse day party during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/15/lukas-nelson-performing-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:12:34 -0500 Video: Stella Donnelly wins over the SXSW crowd Watch Stella Donnelly's entire set from the PledgeHouse stage at our day party during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/16/stella-donnelly-performing-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Watch Wye Oak rearrange old and new songs for a softer sound at SXSW Wye Oak take a quieter approach to their music at our PledgeHouse day party during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/15/wye-oak-rearrange-songs-pledgehouse-sxsw?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:54:11 -0500 Watch Josh Rouse debut new material at SXSW Catch new music from Josh Rouse at PledgeHouse, our day party during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/15/josh-rouse-performing-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:37:36 -0500 Watch Starcrawler melt faces at PledgeHouse during SXSW Watch Starcrawler's set from our day party during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/15/starcrawler-performs-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw-?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:19:41 -0500 Mt. Joy bring literal joy to SXSW crowd Mt. Joy, who blend the legendary soul sound of their native Philadelphia with a Southern-fried flavor. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/14/mt-joy-bring-literal-joy-to-sxsw-crowd?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:03:14 -0500 Watch Marlon Williams croon for the SXSW crowd at PledgeHouse Marlon Williams, a New Zealand singer-songwriter, channels the pathos and drama of evocative voices like Roy Orbison and Chris Isaak. Get ready for chills. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/14/watch-marlon-williams-croon-for-the-sxsw-audience-at-pledgehouse?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:03:12 -0500 Watch Warbly Jets rock a SXSW audience at PledgeHouse L.A.'s Warbly Jets rock the day stage with their life-affirming blasts of power pop. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/14/watch-warbly-jets-rock-a-sxsw-audience-at-pledgehouse?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:03:10 -0500 Jade Bird charms the PledgeHouse audience during SXSW Jade Bird takes the stage as the closing act of the first of our day parties during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/13/jade-bird-charms-pledgehouse-sxsw?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0500 Morgan Saint performs at PledgeHouse during SXSW Watch Morgan Saint's entire set from our day party during SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/13/morgan-saint-performs-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0500 Son Little Performs at PledgeHouse during SXSW 2018 Watch Son Little's entire performance from our day party at SXSW 2018. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/13/son-little-performs-at-pledgehouse-during-sxsw-2018?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Nilufer Yanya enchants at SXSW 2018 Check out Nilufer Yanya's entire set from our day party at SXSW. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/12/nilufer-yanya-performs-live-at-sxsw-2018?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Sunflower Bean take the stage at our SXSW day party Watch New York rockers Sunflower Bean take the stage at SXSW 2018. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/13/sunflower-bean-take-the-stage-at-our-sxsw-day-party?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:28:52 -0500 Album of the Week: The Breeders, 'All Nerve' This is an album with a beating heart pulled out of the chest, bloody and raw and red. It breathes and tenses, rushes and slows. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/09/album-of-the-week-the-breeders-all-nerve?refid=0 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:01 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: The Breeders, 'All Nerve' The Breeders are back after 10 years with 'All Nerve', out on 4AD on March 3. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/22/dj-pick-of-the-week-the-breeders-all-nerve?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0600 Album of the Week: tUnE-yArDs, 'I can feel you creep into my private life' If Merrill Garbus is a painter she's a surrealist like Dali, with sounds dripping, warping and in places that shouldn't fit, but somehow tell a more interesting story because of the strange juxtaposition. And if she's a baker, she's making croissants; a painstaking process of bending, folding, and layering - over and over. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/01/12/album-of-the-week-tuneyards-i-can-feel-you-creep-into-my-private-life?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: The Staves & yMusic, "Trouble on My Mind" The Brooklyn based chamber ensemble and the trio from the UK (who have more or less become Minnesotans in the past year) met at last summer's Eaux Claires festival and had such a lovely time collaborating that they made an entire album together. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/15/dj-pick-of-the-week-the-staves--ymusic-trouble-on-my-mind?refid=0 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:20:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jade, host Host Jade shares her top songs and albums of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/05/top89-staff-jade?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Album of the Week: Wolf Alice, 'Visions of a Life' Sophomore releases can be hard on bands, there's a reason that the cliche 'sophomore slump' exists. Wolf Alice faces the pressure with an aggressive ferocity showing off their sonic range and dig into darker topics on 'Visions of a Life'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/17/album-of-the-week-wolf-alice-visions-of-a-life?refid=0 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:01 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: Jackie Shane, 'Any Other Way' Jackie Shane sings with a voice that has seen the world, judged it, found it lacking, but will humor it this one last time. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/11/13/dj-pick-of-the-week-jackie-shane-any-other-way?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0600 Wolf Parade get the band back together It had been seven years since Wolf Parade's last album, but when they reunited in a studio in British Columbia, the pieces came together quickly. The resulting album is 'Cry Cry Cry,' and Wolf Parade stopped into the studio to play some songs from it and to talk to Jade about what it is that makes them proud to be Canadian. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/31/wolf-parade-get-the-band-back-together?refid=0 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:15:00 -0500 Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett bring their friendship and music to The Current Having shared mutual friends, an overlapping touring schedule and shared musical interests, it seemed inevitable Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile would become friends. The friends quickly became musical collaborators, and their resulting album, 'Lotta Sea Lice,' is evidence of their productive cross-pollination. Ahead of a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Kurt and Courtney stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/25/kurt-vile-and-courtney-barnett-bring-their-friendship-and-music-to-the-current?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:15:00 -0500 Album of the Week: St. Vincent, 'Masseduction' Annie Clark is back with her fifth studio album as St. Vincent. 'Massedution' was co-produced with Jack Antonoff, and was released on Loma Vista Recordings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/20/album-of-the-week-st-vincent-masseduction?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:01 -0500 Pinegrove perform in The Current studio Though 'Cardinal' was released back in Feb. 2016, Pinegrove are still selling out venues, like The Entry, in support of it. After some teasing of new music over this past summer, the promise of new music from Pinegrove is here. They stopped at The Current studio to share some of it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/20/pinegrove-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:20:00 -0500 DJ Pick of the Week: Superorganism, 'Something For Your M.I.N.D.' Starting the conversation in music forums, eight music fans spanning across the world came together to form Superorganism. The result is trippy, loopy, and totally new. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/10/05/dj-pick-of-the-week-superorganism-something-for-your-mind?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:30:00 -0500 Brandon Flowers talks about The Killers' new album, 'Wonderful Wonderful' On Friday, Sept. 22, the Killers release 'Wonderful Wonderful,' their first full-length album since 2012's 'Battle Born.' Jade connected with the Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers by phone to talk about the new record. 'It took a while, but we finally got to where we wanted to go,' Flowers says. Listen to the complete interview. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/22/brandon-flowers-talks-about-the-killers-new-album-wonderful-wonderful?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0500 Party fiend Andrew W.K. announces new album Tonight, Andrew W.K. brings his 'The Party Never Dies' tour to First Avenue. Before the show, he stopped into The Current to announce his first new album since 2009. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/18/party-fiend-andrew-wk-announces-new-album?refid=0 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:20:00 -0500 Album of the Week: The National, 'Sleep Well Beast' The National return with their seventh studio album 'Sleep Well Beast' out on 4AD. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/14/album-of-the-week-the-national-sleep-well-beast?refid=0 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:01 -0500 DJ Pick of the Week: SZA, 'Drew Barrymore' 'Ctrl' is SZA's debut album out on RCA Records. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/25/dj-pick-of-the-week-sza-drew-barrymore?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:30:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Dan Auerbach, 'Waiting on a Song' Back with his second solo record, Dan Auerbach enlisted an illustrious crew of Nashville musicians. The result is a shimmery, head-boppin' album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/18/album-of-the-week-dan-auerbach-waiting-on-?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:01 -0500 DJ Pick of the Week: Alabama Shakes, 'Killer Diller Blues' The American Epic Sessions, a series of covers released in accompaniment with the PBS series 'American Epic', are a fascinating look back on America's musical history. Alabama Shakes bring new life to Jade's DJ pick of the week, 'Killer Diller'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/21/dj-pick-of-the-week-alabama-shakes-killer-diller-blues?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:30:00 -0500 Prophets of Rage, NIN, Alabama Shakes, Rainer Maria: What's New on The Current New music from: Prophets of Rage, Nine Inch Nails, Alabama Shakes, Emily Haines, Deer Tick, Rainer Maria and The Suburbs http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/20/prophets-of-rage-nin-alabama-shakes-rainer-maria-whats-new-on-the-current-?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:19:35 -0500 Matthew Sweet revisits the '90s and looks to the future Matthew Sweet is the sort of guy that rolls with the punches. Life knocks him down and he dusts himself off and keeps doing the only thing he's ever wanted to do - make music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/14/matthew-sweet-interview?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: James Mercer and Yuuki Matthews of The Shins On a recent visit to the Twin Cities, James Mercer and Yuuki Matthews of The Shins stopped at The Current to host at Theft of the Dial session during which they shared some of their favorite songs as well as a couple of their own. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/13/theft-of-the-dial-james-mercer-and-yuuki-matthews-of-the-shins?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:30:00 -0500 What's New On The Current: Globetrotter's Edition We're scouring the globe -- from London to Mali, Syria to L.A. -- to bring you the best new music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/07/12/whats-new-on-the-current-globetrotters-edition?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:37:05 -0500 Album of the Week: Phoenix, 'Ti Amo' Built on a theme of an imaginary, idealized Italy, Phoenix's sixth full-length, 'Ti Amo,' is an album that creates a mood. It envelops you in a state of nostalgia and longing for a better time and place, even if it only exists in your mind. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/26/album-of-the-week-phoenix-ti-amo?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0500 What's New on The Current - Queens of the Stone Age, Death From Above This week, Jade gets into new music from Queens of the Stone Age, Waxahatchee, Death From Above, Jade Jackson, and Bread and Butter. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/21/whats-new-on-the-current--queens-of-the-stone-age-death-from-above-?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:50:00 -0500 Pokey LaFarge takes his St. Louis-made album on the road After spending most of 2016 in or near his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., Pokey LaFarge is now touring in support of his new album, 'Manic Revelations.' Before his first-ever show in the First Avenue Mainroom, LaFarge visited The Current for a live in-studio session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/15/pokey-lafarge-takes-his-st-louismade-album-on-the-road?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:50:00 -0500 DJ Pick of the Week: The National, 'The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness' 'The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness' is the lead single from the National's forthcoming album, 'Sleep Well Beast,' out Sept. 8, 2017. 'This is the aggressive and fresh sound of The National,' writes Jade about the new single. It's the DJ Pick of the Week for June 5, 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/06/05/dj-pick-of-the-week-the-national-the-system-only-dreams-in-total-darkness?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:20:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Future Islands, 'The Far Field' Future Islands' lead singer Samuel T. Herring has called his band's fifth full-length release 'a driving album.' That description seems to fit in a couple of ways, with its road-inspired themes and Herring's affected singing style adding intensity and drama to the forward-pulsating beats. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/22/album-of-the-week-future-islands-the-far-field?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 -0500 What's New on The Current: LCD Soundsystem, Mountain Goats, Grizzly Bear and more How did Mountain Goats get that ethereal sound on 'Rain in Soho'? Why did we have to wait so long for new LCD Soundsystem? Jade's back to give you the inside scoop on the new music you're hearing on The Current. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/05/10/whats-new-on-the-current-lcd-soundsystem-mountain-goats-grizzly-bear-and-more?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 13:38:35 -0500 Jade shares her music picks for Machu Picchu The Current's Jade is out this week because she and some friends are in Peru to climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. To help prepare for the trip, Jade put together a couple of playlists. ' I did want to share my playlists with you, so you can be with me in spirit,' Jade writes. 'Let me know what you think, and share some of your favorite workout songs.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/24/jade-shares-her-music-picks-for-machu-picchu?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:15:00 -0500 Prince's sexiest songs, according to Har Mar Superstar Minnesota's own Har Mar Superstar gave Jade his picks for Prince's 12 sexiest songs. Listen to his selections, read about how he chose them, and find out which one he's been regularly covering on tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/17/princes-sexiest-songs-according-to-har-mar-superstar?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0500 Sweet Spirit - &quot;The Power&quot;; Jade's DJ Pick of the week Jade finds out that one of her favorite discoveries from SXSW has a side-project. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/04/16/sweet-spirit-the-power-jade-dj-pick-of-the-week?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0500 What's New on The Current: Gorillaz, Jason Isbell, Hurray for the Riff Raff and more Jade has the scoop on the new Gorillaz -- featuring Jehnny Beth AND Noel Gallagher -- as well as new tracks from Jason Isbell, Hurray for the Riff Raff and the late Chuck Berry's rockin' new single. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/29/whats-new-on-the-current-gorillaz-jason-isbell-hurray-for-the-riff-raff-and-more?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0500 What's New on The Current: Lorde, alt-J, Portugal. The Man Jade digs into Lorde's fantastic new single, "Green Light," plus a new track from alt-J that features Ellie Roswell of Wolf Alice and a new sound from Portugal. The Man this week on What's New on The Current. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/08/whats-new-on-the-current-lorde-altj-portugal-the-man?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:20:37 -0600 Album of the Week: Rag'n'Bone Man, 'Human' Fluctuating between soulful love ballads, blues standards, hip-hop flavored reflections about his hometown, and funkified gospels, Rag'n'Bone Man's debut full-length album, 'Human,' pulls from several previous releases to showcase Graham's powerful and spirited voice. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/03/06/album-of-the-week-ragnbone-man-human?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:01:00 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: Jade - SKOTT, 'Glitter and Gloss' Scandinavian artist Skott's single 'Glitter and Gloss' is Jade's DJ Pick of the Week. ' It is a song about the beautiful and shiny exterior hiding a deeper and stronger person,' Jade writes. Read more about the artist and the song, and watch the music video. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/27/dj-pick-of-the-week-jade-skott-glitter-and-gloss?refid=0 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:15:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: Tim Darcy, JAIN, Alex Lahey This week on What's New on The Current, Jade takes you around the world with new music from Canada's Tim Darcy, France's JAIN and Australia's Alex Lahey. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/22/whats-new-on-the-current-tim-darcy-jain-alex-lahey?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:26:50 -0600 What's New on The Current: Mac DeMarco, Jens Lekman, Black Angels This week on What's New on The Current, Jade gives you a dose of drugs in musical form including psych rock from Temples and the Black Angels and stoner rock from Mac DeMarco. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/15/whats-new-on-the-current-mac-demarco-jens-lekman-black-angels?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:14:45 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: Jade - Angelica Garcia, 'Orange Flower' Having grown up in Los Angeles and in Virginia, Angelica Garcia's personal history has informed her musical style, blending urban street smarts with eerie Southern storytelling. This bewitching mix is in evidence on Garcia's single, 'Orange Flower,' and it's Jade's DJ Pick of the Week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/13/dj-pick-of-the-week-jade-angelica-garcia-orange-flower?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:15:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: Thundercat, Depeche Mode, John Legend This week on What's New on The Current, Jade shares new protest music from Depeche Mode, a blued-eyed soul remix from Thundercat and a duet from John Legend and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/08/whats-new-on-the-current-thundercat-depeche-mode-john-legend?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:05:34 -0600 What's New on The Current: Ray Davies, New Pornographers, Father John Misty This week on What's New on The Current, Jade shares a one-off from Arcade Fire featuring Mavis Staples, Slowdive's first single in 22 years and L.A. punk with a soft side from Cherry Glazerr. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/01/whats-new-on-the-current-ray-davies-new-pornographers-father-john-misty?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:18:48 -0600 What's New on The Current: Arcade Fire, Slowdive, Cherry Glazerr This week on What's New on The Current, Jade shares a one-off from Arcade Fire featuring Mavis Staples, Slowdive's first single in 22 years and L.A. punk with a soft side from Cherry Glazerr. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/25/whats-new-on-the-current-arcade-fire-slowdive-cherry-glazerr?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:23:51 -0600 Album of the Week: The xx, 'I See You' It's been five years since the xx released an album, and their new release, 'I See You', bravely wipes away the film that misted over the band's previous music and instead leaps forward with clear vocals front and center. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/23/album-of-the-week-the-xx-i-see-you?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0600 Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio Over the past year, Margaret Glaspy has been touring extensively in support of her album, 'Emotions and Math.' The album title has become a metaphor for her lifestyle over the past 12 months. 'In travelling or touring or making a record or writing songs,' Glaspy says, 'while it's incredibly creative and emotional, it's also really logistical at times.' Glaspy and her band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/20/margaret-glaspy-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:15:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: Magnetic Fields, Japanese House, Spoon This week on What's New on The Current, Jade shares the latest from Magnetic Fields, a new song off Spoon's forthcoming album and a track from up-and-coming artist Japanese House. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/18/whats-new-on-the-current-magnetic-fields-japanese-house-spoon?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:00:37 -0600 What's New on The Current: The Shins, Craig Finn, Ron Gallo This week on What's New on The Current, Jade shares the second single off the Shins' just-announced album, a new song off Craig Finn's third solo effort and a Strokes-y track from Ron Gallo. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/11/whats-new-on-the-current-the-shins-craig-finn-ron-gallo?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:55:04 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: Jade - Run the Jewels, 'Legend Has It' Run the Jewels' 'Legend Has It' has a driving beat and features El-P and Killer Mike trading off so seamlessly, it's like they're finishing each other's sentences. 'Legend Has It' is Jade's DJ Pick of the Week for January 9, 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/09/dj-pick-of-the-week-jade--run-the-jewels-legend-has-it?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:45:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: Nine Inch Nails, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Run the Jewels This week on What's New on The Current, Jade digs into 'Do You still Love Me' by Ryan Adams, the latest from Lucius and Mark Wheat's DJ pick of the week from the Wedding Present. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/04/whats-new-on-the-current-nine-inch-nails-hurray-for-the-riff-raff-run-the-jewels?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:12:21 -0600 What's New on The Current: Ryan Adams, Wedding Present, Lucius This week on What's New on The Current, Jade digs into 'Do You still Love Me' by Ryan Adams, the latest from Lucius and Mark Wheat's DJ pick of the week from the Wedding Present. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/14/whats-new-on-the-current-ryan-adams-wedding-present-lucius?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:57:37 -0600 Album of the Week: Childish Gambino, 'Awaken, My Love!' Actor Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is back with his third album. 'Those hungry for the sounds of Prince, Sly Stone, and Funkadelic will be well-fed on the Moog synthesizers, organs and funky woodwinds laying the heaviest, funkiest grooves throughout the album,' writes Jade in her review. Read the full review and listen to tracks from 'Awaken, My Love!'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/12/album-of-the-week-childish-gambino-awaken-my-love?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: Dead Man Winter, Laura Marling, Black Joe Lewis This week on What's New on The Current, Jade digs into 'Destroyer' by Dead Man Winter (solo project of Trampled By Turtles frontman Dave Simonett), the latest from Laura Marling, plus new Black Joe Lewis and Strand of Oaks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/07/whats-new-on-the-current-dead-man-winter-laura-marling-black-joe-lewis?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:05:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jade The Current's Jade shares her top songs and albums of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/top89-staff-picks-jade?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: Prince, Rag'n'Bone Man, Alejandro Escovedo This week on What's New on The Current, Jade digs into 'Moonbeam Levels' from '1999' era Prince, an artist to watch in 2017 named Rag'n'Bone man and a new song from the legendary Alejandro Escovedo. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/30/whats-new-on-the-current-prince-ragnbone-man-alejandro-escovedo?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:24:44 -0600 James Vincent McMorrow performs in The Current studio Following the release of his third album, 'We Move,' James Vincent McMorrow stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Looking at his trajectory as an artist, McMorrow indicates his artistic output has been informed by his circumstances and his available resources. 'Everything I do is based on what feels right,' he says. Check out the complete in-studio session. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/21/james-vincent-mcmorrow-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:50:00 -0600 What's New on The Current: A Tribe Called Quest, Leonard Cohen, xx This week on What's New on The Current, Jade talks about A Tribe Called Quest's timeless final record, a song off the late Leonard Cohen's album released just weeks before his death, and a quirky song from Devendra Banhart. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/16/whats-new-on-the-current-a-tribe-called-quest-leonard-cohen-xx?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:32:19 -0600 DJ Pick of the Week: Jade, PWR BTTM, 'Projection' PWR BTTM, the self-defined queer punk duo of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins, got signed to Polyvinyl Records earlier this year. Their song, 'Projection,' is one of their more introspective songs, and The Current's host Jade has selected it as our DJ Pick of the Week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/14/dj-pick-of-the-week-jade-pwr-bttm-projection?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:50:00 -0600 Interview: Frank Black on Pixies' new album 'Head Carrier' Frank Black joined Jade on the phone for a conversation about Pixies' new album 'Head Carrier.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/11/interview-frank-black-on-pixies-new-album-head-carrier?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:52:29 -0600 What's New on The Current: Foxygen, Amber Coffman, Common feat. Bilal This week on What's New on The Current, Jade shares Foxygen's new 40-person orchestra '70s-inspired "Follow the Leader" from their forthcoming 'Hang,' a single off Common's 11th studio album featuring Bilal, plus "All to Myself" from Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/09/whats-new-on-the-current-foxygen-amber-coffman-common-feat-bilal?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:01:18 -0600 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' and 'M Train' It's high time we inaugurated two of the best-reviewed rock books ever into our club: Patti Smith's dual memoirs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/11/01/patti-smith-books?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0500 The Lemon Twigs perform in The Current studio Performing as the Lemon Twigs, brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario stopped by The Current to perform songs off their 'Do Hollywood' debut live in-studio and to chat with host Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/25/lemon-twigs-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:45:44 -0500 Phantogram perform in The Current studio The members of Phantogram suffered a personal tragedy during the making of their recent album, 'Three.' But the music helped them express the many resulting emotions. 'It's cathartic in that way,' says Phantogram's Sarah Barthels. 'It's kind of like our therapy.' Touring in support of 'Three', Phantogram stopped by The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/19/phantogram-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:45:00 -0500 What's New on The Current: Lizzo, Hippo Campus and Cass McCombs Jade digs into "Worship" off Lizzo's major label debut, <em>Coconut Oil</em>, a sneak peak of what's to come for Hippo Campus in 2017 with "Boyish" and a song with a message about the state of women in a sexist society from Cass McCombs this week on What's New on The Current. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/19/whats-new-on-the-current-lizzo-hippo-campus-and-cass-mccombs?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:16:52 -0500 Album of the Week: Phantogram, 'Three' Phantogram's music sounds like a movie soundtrack. If this were a movie, its characters would be marked by grief and torn apart by darkness. Confusing emotional ground forced Phantogram to dig deep on 'Three'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/10/album-of-the-week-phantogram-three?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:01:00 -0500 The Record Company perform in The Current studio Los Angeles-based band the Record Company stopped by The Current to perform songs off their album <em>Give It Back to You</em> live in-studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/05/the-record-company-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:50:00 -0500 What's New on The Current: Conor Oberst, Moby and Lucy Dacus Jade digs into Conor Oberst's new album 'Ruminations,' Moby's latest project with the Pacific Void Choir and takes a look at how Lucy Dacus became an unexpected hit this week on What's New on The Current. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/04/whats-new-on-the-current-conor-oberst-moby-and-lucy-dacus?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:08:37 -0500 Local Natives perform in The Current studio Local Natives' latest album, 'Sunlit Youth,' emerged after the band concluded a heavy touring schedule and returned home to California. 'We found ourselves back home in L.A., and really just finding it this inspiring, beautiful place to be in this world of possibility,' says the band's Taylor Rice. Listen to the complete Local Natives in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/29/local-natives-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:50:00 -0500 The Avalanches Hear The World In Their Music In 2000 The Avalanches put out <i>Since I Left You</i> to mass critical and fan adoration. They've spent the last 16 years listening for the perfect samples to create their latest album, <i>Wildflower</i>, and still fall in love with the simple sounds of everyday life. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/14/avalanches-interview?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:05:00 -0500 Whitney perform in The Current studio What eventually became Whitney began as an experiment to explore what was possible with a four-track tape machine. The group liked the songs they were writing to test out the machine, and the band Whitney materialized. 'We realized the band and the album we were working on was going to be good,' says drummer and singer Julien Ehrlich. Ahead of a show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, Whitney visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/09/09/whitney-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Glass Animals, 'How To Be A Human Being' Glass Animals' frontman Dave Bayley created characters from little snippets of stories he was hearing from people he's encountered on tour. The result is an album of songs based on those stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/08/29/album-of-the-week-glass-animals-how-to-be-a-human-being?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:01:00 -0500 Interview: The Claypool Lennon Delirium Sean Lennon and Les Claypool -- collectively known as The Lennon Claypool Delirium -- are in town for a show Wednesday night at the Skyway Theatre. They stopped by our studio to chat with Jade ahead of their performance. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/15/interview-the-claypool-lennon-delirium?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:50:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Chance the Rapper, 'Coloring Book' Chance the Rapper brings his optimistic lit-hop to his latest mix, 'Coloring Book.' He's not afraid to take on big issues, but Chance infuses his songs with a sense of hope, and the album only gets better with each listening. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/06/album-of-the-week-chance-the-rapper-coloring-book?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:01:00 -0500 Interview: The Kills Before their May 2016 show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Kills sat down for a chat with Jade, in which they talked about their new album, their creative friendship and keeping their albums 'vulnerable and honest.' They also performed a few songs from their new album, 'Ash & Ice.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/02/interview-the-kills?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Bombino performs live in The Current studio Bombino visited The Current once again to perform live in-studio and to chat with host Jade about his new album produced by Dave Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/12/bombino-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Ra Ra Riot perform in The Current studio Touring in support of their new album, 'Need Your Light', which includes a stop at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, Ra Ra Riot stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/07/ra-ra-riot-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:00:00 -0500 Thao and the Get Down Stay Down perform in The Current studio Thao Nguyen took a chance in writing about something very personal on her latest record, 'A Man Alive,' but the risks paid off. 'Whatever hardship I've encountered with being this openly sad, it's been superseded by how incredible people have been,' she says when Thao and the Get Down Stay Down visit The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/31/thao-and-the-get-down-stay-down-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:30:00 -0500 Night Moves perform in The Current studio On the release day of <em>Pennied Days</em>, Night Moves' sophomore album, the Minneapolis band stopped by The Current to chat with host Jade and to perform all new songs live in-studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/25/night-moves-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Lucius, 'Good Grief' The latest album from Lucius is a shinier, poppier, bigger version of the Lucius many of us fell in love with on 'Wildewoman'. 'Good Grief' is an album of power ballads, poppy R&B and a dash of Dusty Springfield-esque singing for balance. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/21/album-of-the-week-lucius-good-grief?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:01:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Diacritical marks and graphic symbols For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists who use diacritical marks or graphic symbols in their names? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/02/930-coffee-break-diacritical-marks-and-graphic-symbols?refid=0 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:35:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: 'Super' songs Today's Coffee Break theme is inspired by actual events: Because it's Super Tuesday, what songs do you want to hear that include the word 'super' in the lyrics? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/01/930-coffee-break-super-songs?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:35:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: 'Boss' songs Bruce Springsteen -- aka 'the Boss' -- makes a stop in St. Paul Monday night as part of his The River Tour. Our Coffee Break topic is inspired by Springsteen's nickname: What songs do you want to hear that mention a 'boss' figure or are set in the workplace? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/29/930-coffee-break-boss-songs?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:35:00 -0600 Lissie steps into new frontiers on 'My Wild West' Singer-songwriter Lissie says she was very lucky to have had the support of a major label earlier in her career. But her next album, 'My Wild West' (due out on Feb. 12), Lissie took financial and creative control. 'It freed me up,' she says. 'I own my own music, which is great!' Lissie stopped in to The Current studio to chat with Sean McPherson and Jade, and to play some songs off her forthcoming album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/15/lissie-steps-into-new-frontiers-on-my-wild-west?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:20:00 -0600 Album of the Week: Big Grams, 'Big Grams' The self-titled album from the collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram is at its best when the collaboration is on equal footing. It's a dance-party album by great artists, but is the sum greater than the parts? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/28/album-of-the-week-big-grams-big-grams?refid=0 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01:00 -0600 Theft of the Dial: The 1975 Ahead of the 1975's Minnesota gig we asked the band to stop by The Current's studio to take over our airwaves and play songs by some of their favorite artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/18/theft-of-the-dial-the-1975?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:50:00 -0600 Lizzo performs in The Current studio Lizzo's new album, 'Big GRRRL Small World,' released Friday, Dec. 11. 'It's so cool to hear people say the album name, because I've just been waiting to put this out for so long,' Lizzo says. 'It's happening!' Lizzo visited The Current's studio to perform some songs from the album and to chat with host Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/10/lizzo-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:20:00 -0600 Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club in St. Paul The Current hosted an exclusive happy-hour concert with Ben Folds at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., back in November. Ben played some older songs as well as songs from his new album, 'So There.' Listen to the songs and watch video from the performance. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/07/ben-folds-performs-at-the-turf-club-in-st-paul?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 07:20:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jade, host The Current's host Jade shares her top songs and albums of 2015. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-jade?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:50:00 -0600 Raury DJs the Party of the Future The Georgia-born soul-folk wunderkind talks with Jade and picks a playlist that takes us into the forest - and the future (3500, specifically). http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/10/raury-djs-the-party-of-the-future?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:06:25 -0600 Album of the Week: EL VY, 'Return to the Moon' Longtime friends Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena fulfill a promise they made with the release of their collaborative effort, EL VY, 'Return to the Moon.' The combination of Matt's baritone and Brent's dance-floor ready beats creates a dissonance that is hypnotic and otherworldly. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/02/album-of-the-week-el-vy-return-to-the-moon?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:01:00 -0600 Tonal Recall Takeover with Motion City Soundtrack Motion City Soundtrack's Josh Cain and Justin Pierre join The Current's Jade in the studio for a special edition of Tonal Recall. Josh and Justin take over the program, spinning their favorite '90s jams. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/23/tonal-recall-takeover-with-motion-city-soundtrack?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:00:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Disclosure Ahead of their show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in support of their new album <em>Caracal</em>, Disclosure's Guy and Howard Lawrence stopped by The Current studio to take over our airwaves to play songs by their favorite songwriters and producers. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/20/disclosure-theft-of-the-dial?refid=0 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 11:50:00 -0500 Positive songs and words from the immensely quotable Frank Turner 'Sad songs can make you feel better.' That's how Frank Turner neatly sums up the inspiration and emotion behind his latest album, 'Positive Songs for Negative People.' In a recent in-studio session hosted by Jade, Turner performs songs from the album and vividly describes his deep 'obsession with rock 'n' roll and with songwriting as an art form.' Check out the complete session. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/14/frank-turner-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:50:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Giving It's the last day of our fall member drive -- members make The Current happen! So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention 'give' or 'giving'? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/08/930-coffee-break-giving?refid=0 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:35:00 -0500 Ryan Adams on covering Taylor Swift's '1989': 'It was an unpretentious thing to do' Following the release of his <em>1989</em> cover album, Ryan Adams sat down for a chat with host Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/30/ryan-adams-interview?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:50:00 -0500 Low perform in The Current studio Just days after the release of their 11th album, 'Ones and Sixes', Low stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Playing together since 1993, Low's Alan Sparhawk describes the band's secret to longevity. 'Luckily we've always been pretty naive,' he says. 'It's always felt like we're learning.' Check out the entire in-studio session. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/18/low-perform-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:20:00 -0500 EL VY's Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf on collaborating in the 21st century Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls have teamed up to form EL VY whose debut album <em>Return to the Moon</em> releases Oct. 30 via 4AD. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/18/interview-el-vy-matt-berninger-brent-knopf?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:20:00 -0500 Interview: Zach Condon of Beirut On Friday, Sept. 11, Beirut's next album, 'No No No,' releases. Beirut frontman Zach Condon joins Jade to talk about the new album, how it came together, and about his approach to songwriting and arranging. 'I will hit an accidental note on a piano and all of a sudden a drum part will come to me,' Condon says. 'That's how my mind works. It's weird.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/10/interview-zach-condon-of-beirut?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:50:00 -0500 The Tallest Man on Earth performs in The Current studio Kristian Matsson, better known by his stage name, The Tallest Man on Earth, is from Sweden but has a lot of ties to Minnesota and Wisconsin. 'Wisconsin is kind of like the southern parts of Sweden and Minnesota is more like where I live,' Matsson said when he stopped by The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Jade. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/01/the-tallest-man-on-earth-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:20:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood' Lianne La Havas's second album could be the release that brings her serious fame. The singer has power, strength and control of her voice -- a skill set that may establish her as a defining voice in the music world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/03/album-of-the-week-lianne-la-havas-blood?refid=0 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Songs about Dances For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention specific dances. Send us your requests ... then be prepared to roll back the rugs and move it to the music when we play these tracks for you after 9:30. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/30/930-coffee-break-songs-about-dances?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:35:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Relationship Advice After Glamour magazine found itself embroiled in a recent flap when it published an anachronistic list of of relationship tips (since retracted), it reminded us there are a lot of songs that feature advice on matters of the heart. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that dispense relationship advice? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/29/930-coffee-break-relationship-advice?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:35:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Musical Fireworks Let's celebrate 4th of July with musical fireworks! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that include musical explosions? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/02/930-coffee-break-musical-fireworks?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:35:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Canada Day Happy Canada Day! For today's Coffee Break, let's celebrate Canada: What songs by Canadian artists do you want to hear? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/01/930-coffee-break-canada-day?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:50:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for Sunshine Let's all send some positive energy out into the atmosphere as we hope for a sunny weekend for Rock the Garden. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs for sunshine do you want to hear? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/19/930-coffee-break-songs-for-sunshine?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:35:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Flowers and Plants All this talk about Rock the Garden has us thinking a lot about actual gardens and the flowers and plants that grow in them. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention flowers or other plants? Send us your request. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/18/930-coffee-break-flowers-and-plants?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:35:00 -0500 Checking in from Bonnaroo, part 4: surprises make it special As Team Current makes its way back from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Jade takes some time to send a dispatch that recaps the team's final day amid spectacular sets of music and a few famous faces in the crowd. 'It's the weird surprises that make Bonnaroo something special,' Jade writes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/15/checking-in-from-bonnaroo-part-4-surprises-make-it-special?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:50:00 -0500 Checking in from Bonnaroo: 'This place is bonkers' The Current's Jade, travelling with staffers David Safar and Matt Perkins, gives a day 1 recap of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Listen on Friday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as Jade broadcasts live from Bonnaroo, sharing updates and insights about the artists performing there. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/12/checking-in-from-bonnaroo?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:40:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Glass Animals After playing the First Avenue mainroom last week in support of their 'Zaba' album, Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward of Glass Animals stopped by The Current to take over our airwaves and to play songs by some of their favorite artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/09/theft-of-the-dial-glass-animals?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:50:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Matt and Kim While Matt and Kim were in town to play Mill City Nights, they stopped by The Current's studio to take over the airwaves with a Theft of the Dial featuring their favorite tracks by other artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/05/theft-of-the-dial-matt-and-kim?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:05:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones play tonight at the TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Rolling Stones songs do you want to hear? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/03/930-coffee-break-the-rolling-stones?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:35:00 -0500 Interview: Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes On the day Dawes release their fourth studio album, 'All Your Favorite Bands', Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes joins Jade by telephone to talk about the new record and the band's plans for touring in support of it. "As of now, I can't wait to play music every night," Goldsmith says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/02/interview-taylor-goldsmith-of-dawes?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:50:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Songs with Big Finishes With the NBA and NHL going into their final series, and students in colleges and high schools finishing their final exams, we got to thinking about songs that finish loudly and strongly. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have big finishes? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/02/930-coffee-break-songs-with-big-finishes?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:35:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Songs with Misunderstood Meanings Has there ever been a song you thought was about one thing but turned out to be about something else? For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that sounded like they were about a particular subject but turned out to be about a completely different topic? Send us your requests and share how you misinterpreted the song. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/01/930-coffee-break-songs-with-misunderstood-meanings?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:35:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Florence and the Machine, 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful' It is a beautifully crafted, emotional album with Florence at her most flamboyant, bringing in full-on 70s Stevie Nicks vibes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/31/album-of-the-week-florence-machine-big-blue-beautiful?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:01:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Kevin Parker and Jay Watson of Tame Impala While Tame Impala were in town to play First Avenue, frontman Kevin Parker and Jay Watson stopped by The Current's studios to record a Theft of the Dial featuring their favorite tracks by other artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/29/theft-of-the-dial-tame-impala?refid=0 Fri, 29 May 2015 11:05:00 -0500 Musicheads Essential Artists: The Velvet Underground Each day during Minnesota Public Radio's Spring Member Drive, The Current will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them Musicheads Essential Artists, and today we're highlighting the Velvet Undergroud. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/20/musicheads-essential-artists-velvet-underground?refid=0 Wed, 20 May 2015 05:50:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Name Songs As the most popular baby names in Minnesota for 2014 were released, it got us thinking how many songs there are that have a name as the title or mention a name in the title. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have a name in the title? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/18/930-coffee-break-name-songs?refid=0 Mon, 18 May 2015 08:35:00 -0500 9:30 Coffee Break: Legends of the Longhorn Tomorrow is Minnesota Music Day, but let's get the party started early: For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by local bands who got their start by playing at the Longhorn? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/15/930-coffee-break-legends-of-the-longhorn?refid=0 Fri, 15 May 2015 08:35:00 -0500 The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club: Kim Gordon's 'Girl in a Band' We're starting a book club! Our first pick for The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club is Kim Gordon's memoir 'Girl in a Band.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/01/current-rock-roll-book-club-kim-gordon?refid=0 Mon, 04 May 2015 00:01:00 -0500 Graham Coxon of Blur on 'The Magic Whip' and the simple life Following the release of Blur's first album in 12 years, guitarist Graham Coxon joined The Current's Jade via telephone to talk about how 'The Magic Whip' came together and about his vision of the simple life. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/01/graham-coxon-of-blur-on-the-magic-whip-and-the-simple-life?refid=0 Fri, 01 May 2015 11:20:00 -0500 Jose Gonzalez performs in The Current studio 2015 brought us <em>Vestiges & Claws</em>, Jose Gonzalez's first solo record in nearly eight years. Jose and his band stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the album live in-studio and to chat with Jade between his two sold out shows at the Cedar Cultural Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/20/jose-gonzalez-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Twin Shadow performs in The Current studio George Lewis Jr., better knows as Twin Shadow, is an ambitious person. "I hate feeling stagnant," he says. "It's this thing that kind of torments me a little bit." Twin Shadow and his band visited The Current early this morning ahead of their show tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/13/twin-shadow-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:20:00 -0500 Har Mar Superstar talks to Jade about First Avenue's 45th anniversary show In anticipation of the concert tonight in honor of First Avenue's 45th anniversary, Har Mar Superstar stops into The Current's studio to talk to Jade about what people can expect tonight. "Tigers and elephants released into the crowd," he jokes. "Lots of injuries." Find out what's really going to happen this evening by checking out the interview. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/03/har-mar-superstar-talks-to-jade-about-first-avenue-45th-anniversary-show?refid=0 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:50:00 -0500 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 What's New on The Current: MIA, Pretenders, Grandaddy and Haley Bonar We love to bring new independent music to you, and each week, mid-day host Jade highlights the new tunes you'll hear on The Current. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/19/whats-new-on-the-current-mia-pretenders-grandaddy-and-haley-bonar?refid=0 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -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