Minnesota Public Radio features by Brett Baldwin http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31224 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:49:07 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Brett Baldwin http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 What happened to Prince's guitar after 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'? On March 15, 2004, Prince was inducted to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. But that's not what most people remember. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/03/15/what-happened-to-princes-guitar-after-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:30:54 -0500 Top 89 Staff Picks: Brett Baldwin, managing digital producer Managing Digital Producer Brett Baldwin shares his top songs of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/12/05/top89-staff-brett-baldwin?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 06:36:13 -0600 Music News: Mot&ouml;rhead cover Bowie; Lorde drops new video Today's music news: Motorhead are released a covers album, Lorde drops a video for 'Perfect Places,' LL Cool J is the first rapper to be honored at the Kennedy Center and you could buy Glenn Danzig's house. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/08/03/music-news-motorhead-cover-bowie?refid=0 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0500 Top 89 Staff Picks: Brett Baldwin, managing digital producer The Current's managing digital producer Brett Baldwin shares his top songs of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/top89-staff-picks-brett-baldwin?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Jeremy Messersmith haunts The Palace Theater with his "Ghost" The renovations are underway for St. Paul's Palace Theater, and to help kick-off the St. Paul &quot;Sounds Perfect&quot; year in music celebration, we invited Jeremy Messersmith to test out the acoustics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/11/palace-theater-renovations-jeremy-messersmith-ghost-video?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0600 Welcome to YourClassical Welcome to YourClassical, a site dedicated to listening to classical music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/17/welcome-to-yourclassical?refid=0 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:45:15 -0500 5 Current Artists who've made their way to A Prairie Home Companion There's not a lot of crossover between The Current and A Prairie Home Companion, but good music is universal, so there have to be a couple of intersections here and there. Here are the five standout Current-Prairie Home crossover performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/02/5-current-artists-whove-made-their-way-to-a-prairie-home-companion?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:48:14 -0500 Everything Hits at Once: Spoon back on the road, new album imminent After sound-checking for a pre-tour last-minute small venue show in Austin, Texas, Spoon frontman Britt Daniel briefly spoke about their new album. They hit the road May 8, and stop in Minneapolis June 22 to headline day 2 of Rock the Garden. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/08/everything-hits-at-once-spoon-back-on-the-road-new-album-imminent?refid=0 Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:56 -0500 Nirvana inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reunite with guest singers to varying degrees of success On April 10, 2014, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted a handful of music luminaries, but the spectacle was all about Nirvana's guest replacements -- Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and St. Vincent -- for Kurt Cobain. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/11/nirvana-inducted-to-rock-hall-of-fame-feature-guest-artists-to-varying-degrees-of-success?refid=0 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:34:06 -0500 Jack White unveils "High Ball Stepper", sets release date for 'Lazaretto' Jack White releases the first track, &quot;High Ball Stepper&quot; from the forthcoming album 'Lazaretto.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/01/jack-white-lazaretto-high-ball-stepper?refid=0 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:32:28 -0500 The Current's March Music Madness It's College Basketball tournament time and there's nothing more fun than judging, criticizing, and arguing about who's gonna be in the Final Four. Join The Current in engaging in a little music madness of our own. Tune in all week for your favorite artists going up against your other favorite artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/24/march-madness?refid=0 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0500 First Listen: Howler, 'World of Joy' Minneapolis' own Howler deliver a muscular, poppy sophomore release 'World of Joy' on March 25. Stream the album in its entirety a week before the release. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/17/first-listen-howler-world-of-joy-stream?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Web of Sunsets perform live in The Current Studios Web of Sunsets brought their smoothed out, psychedelic country sound to The Local Show for a few songs from Room of Monsters and a conversation with David Campbell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/17/web-of-sunsets?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Public Radio Rocks: SXSW audio and video As the overwhelmingly popular South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX draws to a close, we wanted to share videos of our public radio day stage from the Austin Convention Center on March 14. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/06/sxsw-public-radio-rocks?refid=0 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Arcade Fire, live from First Avenue, Sept. 29, 2005 Almost one year exactly after their debut record <em>Funeral</em> released, Arcade Fire made their second Twin Cities stop in Minneapolis for a sold out show in First Avenue's mainroom. The Current was there to roll tape, and now you can relive one of the most talked about shows among Arcade Fire fanatics nearly 10 years after its recording. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/05/arcade-fire-live-from-first-avenue-sept-29-2005?refid=0 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:55:00 -0600 Prince's hairstyles: an illustrated chronology London-based illustrator Gary Card has taken album covers, press images and paparazzi shots of Prince and compiled them into an impressive chronology: Prince's hair. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/09/prince-hairstyles-chronology-gary-card?refid=0 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 09:42:56 -0600 The Night that James Brown Saved Boston Following the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, there was widespread turmoil throughout the nation's urban centers. On the night of April 5th, James Brown brought the city of Boston together and kept the riots at bay. But it wasn't easy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/the-night-james-brown-saved-boston-martin-luther-king?refid=0 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Charles Bradley streams new record, drops video for 'Strictly Reserved for You' The Screaming Eagle of Soul's lead single "Strictly Reserved for You" from the forthcoming 'Victim of Love' release has a new video. Sit back and brace yourself... there will be donuts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/28/charles-bradley-strictly-reserved-video?refid=0 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:32:12 -0500 Album Review: Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain't Over With "The Party Ain't Over," Jackson's voice is still strong, soulful and gritty; but the music, too, is vibrant and provocative. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/01/25/wanda-jackson-the-party-aint-over?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600