Minnesota Public Radio features by Leah Garaas http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31257 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:11:26 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Leah Garaas http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Big Data perform live in The Current studio Ahead of their sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Fitz and the Tantrums, Big Data stopped by The Current to chat with host Mark Wheat and to record tracks off their latest record live in our studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/21/big-data-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:50:00 -0600 FKA twigs performs live in The Current studio Before making her Twin Cities debut at the Fine Line Music Cafe tonight (and playing Prince's legendary Paisley Park tomorrow evening), FKA twigs stopped by The Current to perform songs off her new album <em>LP1</em> and to chat with Music Director David Safar. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/14/fka-twigs-performs-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:50:00 -0600 Israel Nash performs live in The Current studio In town to play <em>United States of Americana</em>'s fifth birthday bash, Israel Nash and company stopped by The Current to perform in our studio and to chat with host Bill DeVille before their gig at the Turf Club. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/06/israel-nash-performs-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:50:00 -0600 Chris Koza performs live in The Current studio With the recent release of his solo album <em>In Real Time</em>, Rogue Valley's Chris Koza stopped by The Current studio to record tracks off the new record and to chat with Local Show host David Campbell about what's to come for the local musician. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/04/chris-koza-performs-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:45:00 -0600 Mike Mictlan performs live in The Current studio Doomtree's Mike Mictlan stopped by the Local Show to perform tracks off his latest <em>HELLA FRREAL</em> and to chat with host David Campbell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/29/mike-mictlan-performs-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:50:00 -0500 Allan Kingdom performs live in The Current studio Rising hip-hop act Allan Kingdom stopped by the Local Show to perform tracks off his <em>Future Memoirs EP</em> release and to chat with host David Campbell about Thestand4rd, his latest project with Twin Cities musicians Spooky Black, Psymun and Bobby Raps. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/21/allan-kingdom-performs-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:00 -0500 Angus & Julia Stone perform live in The Current studio Ahead of their sold out gig at the Cedar Cultural Center, Angus & Julia Stone stopped by The Current studio to record a session with their full touring band and to chat with host Bill DeVille about their new self-titled album, what it was like working with producer Rick Rubin and, yup, Vegemite. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/20/angus-and-julia-stone-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:50:00 -0500 Royal Blood perform live in The Current studio In town opening for Pixies, the UK's Royal Blood stopped by The Current's studio to record a session and to chat with host Mark Wheat about their sudden success around their self-titled debut that released Aug. 25, 2014 in the States. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/10/royal-blood-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 The Afghan Whigs perform live in The Current studio Touring in support of <em>Do to the Beast</em>, their first album in 16 years, the Afghan Whigs stopped by to record a session in The Current's studio and to chat with host and resident Afghan Whigs expert Barb Abney. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/11/afghan-whigs-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:50:00 -0500 The Ericksons perform live in The Current studio Ahead of the release of their forth studio album <em>Bring Me Home</em>, the Ericksons &#151; sisters Jenny Kapernick and Bethany Valentini &#151; stopped by the Local Show to perform songs off the new record and to chat with host David Campbell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/29/the-ericksons-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500 The War on Drugs perform live in The Current studio Between their two-night stand in the First Avenue mainroom, the War on Drugs stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to chat with Jill Riley of the Morning Show and to perform tracks live in The Current's studio, including songs off their latest album, <em>Lost in the Dream</em>, and a fantastic Bob Dylan cover. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/24/the-war-on-drugs-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:20:00 -0500 Toki Wright and Big Cats perform live in The Current studio Toki Wright and Big Cats stopped by the Local Show to chat with host David Campbell about their forthcoming album <em>Pangea</em> and to perform three new tracks off the record live in The Current studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/15/toki-wright-big-cats-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:41:16 -0500 Interview: Robert Plant With a successful career spanning more than 45 years, Robert Plant isn't just a talented musician; he's a rock legend. Plant recently caught up with United States of Americana host Bill DeVille to talk about his new album, <em>Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar</em>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/05/robert-plant-interview-and-grand-prize-flyaway-giveaway?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:20:00 -0500 Haley Bonar performs live at the Minnesota State Fair On the last day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, Haley Bonar played a few songs off her latest album, <em>Last War</em>, and chatted with Mark Wheat during a live broadcast from the MPR booth. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/04/haley-bonar-performs-live-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:45:00 -0500 P.O.S. performs live at the Minnesota State Fair This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Thursday, P.O.S. performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what he's been up to the last few months and what's in store for him and the Doomtree crew in the near future. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/29/pos-performs-live-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Mike Mictlan performs live at the Minnesota State Fair This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Wednesday, Mike Mictlan performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store the crew in the coming months. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/28/mike-mictlan-performs-live-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:20:00 -0500 Dessa performs live at the Minnesota State Fair This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Tuesday, Dessa performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store the crew in the coming months. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/27/dessa-performs-live-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:00 -0500 Sims performs live at the Minnesota State Fair This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Monday, Sims performed tracks off his forthcoming <em>Field Notes</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store for him and the crew in the coming months. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/26/sims-performs-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:15:00 -0500 Hollow Boys perform live in The Current studio With the recent release of <em>Believe in Nothing</em>, Hollow Boys stopped by The Local Show to perform tracks off the new record live in The Current studio and to chat with host David Campbell. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/04/hollow-boys-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:08:59 -0500 Sharon Van Etten performs live in The Current studio Ahead of her show at First Avenue, Sharon Van Etten and band stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, <em>Are We There</em>. Between songs, Sharon chatted with host Jill RIley about being a notable user of the omnicord, how the Everly Brothers shaped her voice and what her connection is to John Cale of the Velvet Underground. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/18/sharon-van-etten-performs-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:20:00 -0500 tUnE-yArDs perform live in The Current studio Ahead of tUnE-yArDs' sold out show at First Avenue, frontwoman Merrill Garbus and the gang stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, <em>Nikki Nack</em>. Between songs, Garbus chatted with host Mary Lucia about their recent stormy Glastonbury set, studying Haitian drumming and how the <em>Nikki Nack</em> writing process differed from past records. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/17/tune-yards-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:50:00 -0500 The Fresh & Onlys perform live in The Current studio Ahead of their show at the 7th St. Entry, the Fresh & Onlys stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off their new record, <em>House of Spirits</em>. Between songs, frontman Tim Cohen and Wymond Miles chatted with host Barb Abney about the band's beginnings at Amoeba Music in San Francisco, how the Fresh & Onlys' dynamic has changed over the years and what recording the new album at Lucky Cat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/17/fresh-and-onlys-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:50:00 -0500 Alpha Consumer perform live in The Current studio With the recent release of <em>Meat</em>, Alpha Consumer stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio. Between songs, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mike Lewis and JT Bates of Alpha Consumer chatted with Local Show host David Campbell about the record's title, Louie C.K. and their upcoming gig at the Red Stag Block Party. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/15/alpha-consumer-perform-live-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:23:07 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Ray LaMontagne Ahead of his trippy performance at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on Saturday, June 28, Ray LaMontagne stopped by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Bill DeVille. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/14/theft-of-the-dial-ray-lamontagne?refid=0 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:50:00 -0500 John Mark Nelson performs live in The Current studio With the recent release of his third album <em>Sings the Moon</em>, John Mark Nelson stopped by The Current before heading off to Paris to chat with Local Show host David Campbell and to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/14/john-mark-nelson-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Hamilton Leithauser performs in The Current studio In town to open for Ray LaMontagne in the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium, Hamilton Leithauser stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mac Wilson and to play tracks off his recently released solo debut. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/11/hamilton-leithauser-performs-in-the-current-studio?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:50:00 -0500 Courtney Barnett performs live in The Current studio Before making her Minnesota debut with a sold out show at the Varsity Theater, Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The Current studios to perform a few songs off <em>A Sea of Split Peas</em>. Between songs, Barnett and host Mark Wheat talked about her charming, quirky lyrics, what it was like touring with Billy Bragg and, of course, the World Cup. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/24/courtney-barnett-live?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:50:00 -0500 Atmosphere perform live in The Current studio Between yesterday's announcement of their big gig at TCF Bank Stadium opening for electronic rockers Imagine Dragons as a part of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend and their late night performance on <em>Conan</em> this Thursday, June 19, Atmosphere (Slug, Ant and Plain Ole Bill) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new <em>Southsiders</em> record and chatted with Mary Lucia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/17/atmopshere-live?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:20:00 -0500 Watch Live: Spoon debut new song off forthcoming record 'They Want My Soul' Watch Spoon debut "R.I.P." off their forthcoming record <em>They Want My Soul</em> and see them perform live at Rock the Garden in Minneapolis on June 22. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/09/spoon-debut-new-song-off-they-want-my-soul-all-songs-considered?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0500 Bob Mould to play MN Music on a Stick; stream his new album 'Beauty & Ruin' Today on The Current's Morning Show, Jill and Steve announced that Bob Mould would be on the bill for this year's MN Music on a Stick lineup at the State Fair Grandstand happening Saturday, Aug. 30. Stream his new album <em>Beauty & Ruin</em> (Merge) now. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/27/bob-mould-to-play-mn-music-on-a-stick-stream-new-album-beauty-ruin?refid=0 Wed, 28 May 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Lyla Foy stops by New Hot London singer-songwriter Lyla Foy stopped by New Hot to chat with host David Safar and to play a few tracks off her new record, <em>Mirrors the Sky</em>, out now on Sub Pop. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/29/lyla-foy-live-new-hot?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:50:00 -0500 A Nickel for their thoughts: Nickel Creek interview Seven years have passed since the Nickel Creek's Farewell, For Now Tour and their 2014 release <em>A Dotted Line </em>marks twenty-five years since nine year-olds Chris and Sara Watkins and 12 year-old Sean Watkins banded together. Read their recent interview with Leah Garaas and enter for a chance to win a grand prize giveaway of front row tickets to their sold out show at the State Theatre May 11. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/29/nickel-creek-interview-front-row-grand-prize-giveaway?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: St. Vincent Ahead of her fantastic performance at the State Theatre on April 3, St. Vincent came by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Mark Wheat. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/10/thef-tof-the-dial-st-vincent?refid=0 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:50:00 -0500 Arctic Monkeys perform live in The Current studio Ahead of their very sold out gig at First Avenue on Valentine's Day, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders came by The Current studios to record an intimate live in-studio session with host Mary Lucia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/14/arctic-monkeys-live?refid=0 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:50:53 -0600 Super Bowl commercials and music: Where are the indies? Last November, Buzzfeed contributor Jessica Hopper published, "How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock" an in-depth look at the changing landscape of advertising and sync licensing. So when Rolling Stone posted a link of 22 "leaked" Super Bowl ads, I was curious about how many indie-rockers cashed in on Super Bowl XLVIII to pay the rent. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/03/super-bowl-ads-music-perspective?refid=0 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:51:17 -0600 How the Grammys Work This Sunday, Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (also known as The Recording Academy) will host its 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation. Awards will be given in 82 categories, but how does it all work? Here's an infographic and an article to explain it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/how-the-grammys-work?refid=0 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:30:00 -0600 How the Grammys Work This Sunday, Jan. 26, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (also known as The Recording Academy) will host its 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation. Awards will be given in 82 categories, but how does it all work? Here's an infographic and an article to explain it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/how-the-grammys-work-cmpr?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:00:00 -0600 New Hot's 15 most anticipated albums of 2014 Now that the year-end lists have finally settled, it's time to build up anticipation for what's to come, so The Current's Music Director and New Hot host, David Safar, has put together a list of the most anticipated albums of 2014. Some records come from familiar artists with definite release dates, some have only have European or Australian releases and some may have been released in late 2013 but are just about to make their big splash in the new year. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/07/new-hot-most-anticipated-albums-2014?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:00:28 -0600 So how about that new Silversun Pickups track? Three records in and Silversun Pickups are already releasing a singles collection, though it's likely that the compilation is in celebration of ten years on the Dangerbird label, home to the releases of other Current favorites like Fitz and the Tantrums and Minus the Bear. <em>Singles Collections</em> will feature ten tracks off Silversun Pickups' 2004, 2009 and 2012 records, along with a new single, "Cannibal". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/02/silversun-pickups-cannibal-premiere-new-song-cannibal?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:45:03 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Leah Garaas, Digital & Marketing Leah Garaas shares her top albums and songs of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/top-89-leah-garaas?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:06:47 -0600 The Current's Guitar Collection: Amos Lee When Amos Lee stopped by our studios to perform a live session, we asked him about his Gibson J-100. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/13/amos-lee-guitar-collection?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0600 Frank Turner performs live in The Current studios Before his show at the Varsity Theater, UK hardcore/punk turned folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and chatted with Mary Lucia about what band got him through boarding school with a certain royal prince, why a eucalyptus smelling Koala has to do with his single "The Way I Tend To Be" and what it was like performing with The Hold Steady at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/28/frank-turner-live?refid=0 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:20:00 -0500 King Khan and the Shrines perform live in The Current studios King Khan and the Shrines stopped by The Current after their show at the Turf Club to play songs off the new record, <em>Idle No More</em>, and to chat with Mary Lucia about what movie aesthetics influence their sound, how the album reflects on frontman Arish Ahmad Khan's recent losses, and to tell a few stories about moments he's shared with the Mighty Hannibal, Arthur Lee and Dickie Peterson. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/22/king-khan-his-shrines-live?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:20:00 -0500 First Listen: White Denim, 'Corsicana Lemonade' For White Denim, standing out in a city that's easily become one of the most influential music metros in the world means more than just experimenting with classic arrangements; it means juxtaposing psychedelic rock with soul and blending blues with punk all while using aberrant song structures that still feel fluid. <em>Corsicana Lemonade</em> is their most successful execution to date. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/22/white-denim-corsicana-lemonade-first-listen?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Phantogram perform live in The Current studios They were only five shows in on their 24-date tour, so the bus still smelled fresh when the now four-piece came into The Current studios to play a few songs off their new self-titled EP and to chat with host Mary Lucia about the just-announced full-length. They also talked about why core members Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel think The Current is better than other radio stations. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/18/phantogram-live?refid=0 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:50:00 -0500 Interview: MN RollerGirls' Citizen Pain and Scarmen Hellectra Scarmen Hellectra and Citizen Pain of the Minnesota RollerGirls stopped by to chat with former RollerGirl Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show about the opening night on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/18/rollergirls-interview?refid=0 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:20:00 -0500 Interview: San Fermin's Ellis Ludwig-Leone Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the mastermind behind brass-heavy Brooklyn-based band San Fermin, stopped by The Current studios after shooting a music video in Minnesota to chat with New Hot host David Safar about the self-titled debut, the band's elaborate live show and what the name San Fermin means to him. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/15/san-fermin-interview?refid=0 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Polica perform an intimate live show in the UBS Forum Before heading out on an extensive tour in support of their second record <em>Shulamith</em>, Polica stopped by The Current to perform before a small live audience in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, frontwoman Channy Leaneagh talked to Jill Riley and Steve Seel from The Current's Morning Show about the new album, the story behind its album art and how it relates to the cycle of a woman. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/09/polica-ubs-forum-live?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 07:20:00 -0500 Black Joe Lewis performs live in The Current studios Last time Black Joe Lewis performed in the Twin Cities, he was opening for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Before his headline show at First Avenue, he and his band (formerly known as the Honeybears) stopped by to play a few songs off the new record and chatted with Barb Abney about aliens, his connection to Minnesota and what touring with Spoon was like. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/03/black-joe-lewis-live?refid=0 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:50:00 -0500 Cold War Kids perform live in The Current studios Before playing in First Avenue's mainroom, Cold War Kids stopped by to play a few songs off their fourth studio record, <em>Dear Miss Lonelyhearts</em>, released earlier this year. They chatted with host Barb Abney about Billy Bragg, about touring non-stop for the past year, and about a missed connection with Brian Eno. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/02/cold-war-kids-live?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:50:00 -0500 The Current's Guitar Collection: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, Sam Beam tells us why he looks at guitars the same way he looks at colors. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/02/sam-beam-guitar-collection?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Iron & Wine performs live in The Current studios Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) stopped in The Current studios to play a few songs off his latest, <em>Ghost on Ghost</em>, and chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel about having a soft spot for heavy metal, his difficulty memorizing a decade's worth of lyrics, and what made recording <em>Ghost on Ghost</em> so unique. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/19/iron-and-wine-live?refid=0 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:20:00 -0500 The Current's Guitar Collection: J Roddy Walston The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, J Roddy Walston talks about his unique guitar find. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/18/the-currents-guitar-collection-j-roddy-walston?refid=0 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Wild Belle perform live in The Current studios Wild Belle stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off their debut record <em>Isles</em> and to chat with host Mary Lucia about the making of the <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/wild-belle-seek-isolation-in-another-girl-premiere-20130913">new music video for "Another Girl"</a>, about the band's massive new sound system and about the connection they have to Solid Gold bassist Adam Hurlburt. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/13/wild-belle-live?refid=0 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:00:00 -0500 Washed Out perform live in The Current studios Ernest Greene, the brain behind Washed Out, stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the recently released <em>Paracosm</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/12/washed-out-live?refid=0 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:20:00 -0500 J Roddy Walston and the Business perform live in The Current studios After opening for The Lumineers' extensive arena tour, including a date at the Target Center in Minneapolis last May, J Roddy Walston & The Business are looking forward to performing more intimate shows on a headlining tour. They stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the forthcoming <em>Essential Tremors</em> and chatted with host Mary Lucia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/09/j-roddy-walston-live?refid=0 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:10:00 -0500 Summit Backyard Bash: Artist info, set times, and brew suggestions The 27th annual Summit Backyard Bash happens this Saturday, and we wanted to give you a preview of the killer lineup along with a suggested Summit brew for each set of music (please drink responsibly!). http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/06/summit-backyard-bash-preview?refid=0 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:08 -0500 The Current's Guitar Collection: Bryce Dessner of The National The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week, we talk to Bryce Dessner of The National. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/04/the-currents-guitar-collection-bryce-dessner-of-the-national?refid=0 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Slideshow: Replacements-related landmarks in the Twin Cities How many times have you crossed Stinson Boulevard and thought of The Replacements? The local legends' lyrics, album art and yesteryears have ultimately given the Twin Cities a handful of historical hometown landmarks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/21/the-replacements-landmarks?refid=0 Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:00:00 -0500 The Current's Guitar Collection: Laura Marling The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/21/the-currents-guitar-collection-laura-marling?refid=0 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Theft of the Dial: Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend Ezra Koenig is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist of the New York City-based band Vampire Weekend. Between VW's applauded Lollapalooza performance in Chicago and a sold-out show at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis, Ezra stopped by our studios to record a Theft of the Dial with The Current's Morning Show host Jill Riley. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/16/ezra-koenig-totd?refid=0 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:34:56 -0500 The National perform an intimate show live in the UBS Forum Ahead of last Tuesday's generous 23-song set at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, The National stopped by to play songs off their latest record <em>Trouble Will Find Me</em> in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, frontman Matt Berninger talked to The Current's Mary Lucia about songwriting, skinny jeans, fatherhood and his brother's suddenly skyrocketing film career. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/13/the-national-live?refid=0 Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:20:00 -0500 Father John Misty performs in MPR's Forum Enjoy audio and video (including 2 unreleased tracks and a Dory Previn cover) from the exclusive Father John Misty performance in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. He chats with Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show about his off-the-wall moniker, the move from Seattle to Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities gene pool. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/19/father-john-misty-ubs-forum?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:20:00 -0500