Minnesota Public Radio features by Lindsay Kimball http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30967 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:56 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Lindsay Kimball http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Top 89 Staff Picks: Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director Assistant Program Director Lindsay Kimball shares her top songs of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/05/top89-staff-lindsay-kimball?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:28:31 -0600 Avett Brothers documentary gives fans 'incredible access' to the band On Tuesday, Sept. 12, for one night only, 'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers,' a documentary by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, will screen in theaters nationwide. The Current's Lindsay Kimball and Bill DeVille viewed the film, and they share their thoughts about it. 'It's an incredible opportunity to see into the Avett Brothers, their songwriting, their careers and their dynamics,' Kimball says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/09/11/avett-brothers-documentary-may-it-last-a-portrait-review?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:20:00 -0500 Avett Brothers, Jesca Hoop and news of more shows illuminate this week's A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile The thirteenth and would-be final episode of the 43rd season of A Prairie Home Companion was notable for several reasons. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/02/19/avett-brothers-jesca-hoop-and-more-illuminate-a-prairie-home-companion-with-chris-thile?refid=0 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:29:15 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director The Current's assistant program director Lindsay Kimball shares her top songs of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/top89-staff-picks-lindsay-kimball?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Album of the Week: case/lang/veirs, 'case/lang/veirs' The collaboration of three distinct artists -- Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs -- has yielded a collection of strong, individual songs that still comprise a cohesive album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/06/13/album-of-the-week-case-lang-veirs-case-lang-veirs?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:01:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Jack Garratt, 'Phase' Jack Garratt's debut album stands out for its use of dynamics and tempo; quiet moments contrast with bombastic cacophony. The result is a collection of electro-pop gems that create an immersive musical experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/04/04/album-of-the-week-jack-garratt-phase?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:01:00 -0500 Top 89 Staff Picks: Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director The Current's assistant program director Lindsay Kimball shares her top songs and concerts of 2015. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-lindsay-kimball?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Surprise Albums This week the Foo Fighters surprise released their brand new Saint Cecilia EP. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from surprise albums do you want to hear? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/24/930-coffee-break-surprise-albums?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:35:00 -0600 9:30 Coffee Break: Hat Trick Last night, the Minnesota Wild won their season opener 5 to 4, propelled by Zach Parise's hat trick. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention 'magic,' 'trick' or 'tricky'? Send us your requests. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/09/930-coffee-break-hat-trick?refid=0 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:35:00 -0500 Album of the Week: Frank Turner, 'Positive Songs for Negative People' The name of Frank Turner's new (and sixth) studio album could also be his mission statement. It's clear the them to this ablum is about finding the positive in many situations. Turner has taken that attitude and set it to music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/17/album-of-the-week-frank-turner-positive-songs-for-negative-people?refid=0 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500 Rural Alberta Advantage debut video for "Not Love Or Death" The majority of the lyrical themes in Rural Alberta Advantage songs center on love: falling into and out of it. So it makes sense that their videos do too. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/28/rural-alberta-advantage-debut-video-for-not-love-or-death?refid=0 Thu, 28 May 2015 08:50:00 -0500 Album Review: Punch Brothers, 'The Phosphorescent Blues' The boundary-busting "prog-grass" quintet have put together a timeless collection of songs that not only show off their musical chops, but comprise a concept album with something to say about our times. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/09/album-review-punch-brothers-the-phosphorescent-blues?refid=0 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0500 Album Review: Rural Alberta Advantage, 'Mended with Gold' On their third album, Rural Alberta Advantage continue to ponder themes of anxiety, love and place, while maintaining their signature sound and continuing to create tight, catchy folk-pop songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/15/album-review-rural-alberta-advantage-mended-with-gold?refid=0 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Lindsay Kimball, assistant program director Assistant program director Lindsay Kimball shares her top 10 songs and top 10 local singles of 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-lindsay-kimball?refid=0 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: J. Mascis, 'Tied to a Star' J. Mascis's second solo album, which he self-recorded and produced, showcases the range of Mascis's songwriting talents and sonic interests. Straightforward and catchy, 'Tied to a Star' is a solid and complete album from start to finish. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/01/album-review-j-mascis-tied-to-a-star?refid=0 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Cloud Cult recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater In early April, Cloud Cult sold out two nights at the Fitzgerald Theater, where they performed two sets -- one acoustic and one electric. In this program, you'll hear selections from both of those sets, featuring songs new and old. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/07/cloud-cult-recorded-live-at-the-fitzgerald-theater?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2014 18:50:00 -0500 Album Review: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, 'Give the People What They Want' Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are giving the people what they want: a new record full of the attitude and tenacity you'd expect from the soul singer combined with the crisp horn arrangements from the Dap-Kings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/13/album-review-sharon-jones-and-the-dapkings-give-the-people-what-they-want?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Lindsay Kimball, Assistant Program Director Lindsay Kimball, Assistant Program Director and overnight host makes her top picks for the best music of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/top-89-lindsay-kimball?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:41:11 -0600 Album Review: The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter "The Carpenter" is more introspective, personal and authentic — a sign that the brothers aren't young bachelors anymore. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/10/review-avett-brothers-carpenter?refid=0 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again He is a 24 year old with the voice and music of someone three times his age. When you hear his debut album, Michael Kiwanuka could fool you into thinking that you were listening to a long-lost Bill Withers record. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/27/cd-of-the-week-michael-kiwanuka?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Trampled by Turtles - Stars and Satellites Duluth's Trampled by Turtles made a new goal while writing and recording their latest album "Stars and Satellites." They wanted to make an album that "breathes." What does that mean? From the band's standpoint, they were able to step out of their musical comfort zones and create an album as a whole rather than several segmented pieces that feel like a live show. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/08/album-review-stars-and-satellites--trampled-by-turtles?refid=0 Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps performs in The Current studios Folk-pop singer/songwriter Caroline Smith began her music career in a similar fashion to that of Mason Jennings and Elliot Smith - with a residency at the 400 Bar. This led to meeting the fine people that would later put "the good night sleeps" in Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps including Arlen Peiffer, Jesse Schuster and David Earl. Their debut "Backyard Tent Set" was released in 2008 with a live album to fill the gap between that release and their follow up "Little Wind," which came out in September of 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/05/carolinesmithandthegoodnightsleeps-live?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 11:00:00 -0500 Dry The River performs in The Current studios A fusion of hardcore, post-punk and folk (not kidding), the London-based five-piece Dry the River don't sit neatly in one genre. Growing up singing in a choir and then later as a teenager in hardcore bands, frontman Peter Liddle pulled from his parent's folk influences to create the distinct sound of Dry The River. Don't let the beards and violin fool you - they are not another Mumford and Sons! With their debut "Shallow Bed" due out in April, the band is touring heavily to promote it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/30/drytheriver-live?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:30:00 -0500 CD Review: Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur And through the relationship and career metamorphoses, you can sense that Edwards has been on a voyage. You hear reflection in her lyrics, and you hear transformation in her emotive voice. From an alt-country aesthetic on her early records to shimmery indie-pop on her latest, this "Voyageur" has traveled a long way. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/01/15/cd-review-kathleen-edwards--voyageur?refid=0 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire You never quite know what direction he'll take with each new record, so upon first listen, I was pleased to hear that he went for the mellowed-out, melodic sound similar to his Cold Roses album that he did with The Cardinals in 2005. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/09/album-review-ryan-adams--ashes-and-fire?refid=0 Sun, 09 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Feist - Metals Metals experiments with other sounds while still maintaining what makes Feist, Feist: a voice that is its own distinct instrument and conveys her emotion and meaning. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/02/review-feist-metals?refid=0 Sun, 02 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Peter Wolf Crier - Garden of Arms In spending more time recording, it is evident that Peter Wolf Crier has grown immensely in the last year. There's a sense that Peter Wolf Crier have honed their sound and found their musical identity within the numerous Eau Claire bands. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/04/review-peter-wolf-crier-garden-of-arms?refid=0 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Bon Iver - Bon Iver Compared to the minimal composition on "For Emma...", the follow-up is more expansive and even experimental. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/06/19/review-bon-iver-bon-iver?refid=0 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Adele - 21 Boys -- and particularly the heartbreak they've caused -- are the centerpiece of the new sophomore album from Adele, the 22-year-old British singer-songwriter and 2009 Best New Artist winner at the Grammys. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/01/19/adele-21-review?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening With an insanely high rating of 9.2 from Pitchfork.com, a main stage slot at Coachella, followed by a world tour with sold out shows, it would appear that 2010 is primed to be the best year yet for James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. Yes, This IS Happening. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/05/17/lcd-soundsystem-this-is-happening?refid=0 Mon, 17 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back Without drums and guitars, Gabriel enlists the help of a full orchestra. Brimming with lush orchestrations that expose the vocals and lyrics, Peter Gabriel zeroed in on the emotion in the songs that he chose to cover. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/12/album-review-peter-gabriel--scratch-my-back?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You Known for their emotionally naked lyrics, the Avett Brothers don't hide behind elaborate metaphors or vague language. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/09/29/avett-brothers-i-and-love-and-you-review?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Discovery - LP Discovery is a side-project of sorts (started in 2005) for Vampire Weekend's keyboardist and producer, Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot singer Wes Miles. Four years later, they've finally completed an album entitled "LP" released on XL Recordings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/07/discovery_lp?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Metric - Fantasies Metric holds a soft spot in my heart next to beer and grilled cheese sandwiches -- all things that I never get sick of. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/04/07/fantasies-metric-review?refid=0 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0500