Grandaddy

DJ Pick of the Week: Brian Oake, Grandaddy, 'Way We Won't'


For the week of Dec. 5, 2016, Brian Oake has selected 'Way We Won't,' the new single by Modesto, Calif., band Grandaddy. 'I can't speak to exactly why this song moves me so much,' Brian says, 'but it's that song that every time it comes on in the studio, I turn it up a little bit louder.' Listen to the song and watch the video for 'Way We Won't,' which features actor Jason Ritter.

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Jim James portrait

Theft of the Dial: Jim James


Jim James of My Morning Jacket is currently on tour in support of his second solo album 'Eternally Even'. He stopped by The Current ahead of his show at the State Theater to chat with Jill Riley and take over our airwaves with a Theft of the Dial.

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Bob Dylan providing Nobel speech, Patti Smith to sing at ceremony


Bob Dylan still isn’t going to Sweden to accept his Nobel Prize in Literature on Saturday, but the Swedish Academy says he’s providing a speech to be read on his behalf at the Nobel Banquet. they’ve also announced that Patti Smith will attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony to perform Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”…

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Rolling Stones, 'Blue & Lonesome'

Album of the Week: The Rolling Stones, 'Blue & Lonesome'


Fifty years into their career, the Rolling Stones have released an album of all covers. These songs didn't just inspire the Stones, but formed the fabric of their catalogue. For longtime Stones fans, 'Blue & Lonesome' could be the centerpiece of the band's discography.

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Prince fans have the best of “Times” at Paisley Park


Paisley Park is a glorious place to see a Prince movie. Last night, Prince’s former home kicked off the first of a series of Saturday night movie screenings. Along with Friday night dance parties and Sunday morning brunch, they’re all part of the revitalized Paisley Park After Dark (tickets available here). I got to Paisley…

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The Current Sessions®

James Vincent McMorrow in studio

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.

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Alejandro Escovedo in studio

Alejandro Escovedo performs in The Current studio


Alejandro Escovedo is a true survivor; not only has he enjoyed 40 years in the music business, he's had some very close calls with death, including surviving a category four hurricane. 'I appreciate everything now more than ever,' Escovedo says. Touring in support of his latest album, 'Burn Something Beautiful,' Escovedo and his band stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Max Kerman of Arkells in studio

Arkells perform in The Current studio


Arkells' frontman Max Kerman is in it for the long game; he's already thinking about how he will age as an artist. 'I've observed the way a lot of bands have aged; there are some bands that can do it really well and some bands can't do it as well,' Kerman says. 'But there's one person who's been really inspiring to me lately ... Leonard Cohen.' Hear more from Arkells in their in-studio session, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Band of Horses in studio

Band of Horses perform in The Current studio


Touring in support of 'Why Are You OK,' their fifth album in 10 years, Band of Horses stopped by The Current's studio to play their latest hit single as well as songs from a couple of their previous albums. 'It's fun for us to reimagine and learn new things about the songs we've been playing for years,' says frontman Ben Bridwell, who also shares what it is he found 'In A Drawer.' Check out the complete in-studio session.

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Oake and Riley Features

Jim James portrait

Theft of the Dial: Jim James


Jim James of My Morning Jacket is currently on tour in support of his second solo album 'Eternally Even'. He stopped by The Current ahead of his show at the State Theater to chat with Jill Riley and take over our airwaves with a Theft of the Dial.

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