Mac Wilson

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Mac Wilson

Contact Mac Wilson at mwilson@mpr.org

Mac Wilson graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2006, where he was a major contributor to KUMM, the college radio station. During his tenure at KUMM, he served as station manager and news director and spent four years as an on-air personality. He is known for his addiction to music, which is marked by constantly revising lists, mixes and playlists.


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Charles Bradley performs in The Current studio

Soul singer Charles Bradley sings not only from his heart, but from his entire being. Bradley, together with his band the Extraordinaires, bring their soulful tunes into The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson. 'Music is what's keeping the world together today,' Bradley says. 'We've got to make it right all over the land.'

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Nada Surf

Nada Surf perform in The Current studio

Nada Surf, touring in support of their new album 'You Know Who You Are,' stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson. 'The beauty of pop music is that even if some of the forms have been repeated a lot, there's always some little twist that can give you the right that it's all different and that each song is its own little universe,' says frontman Matthew Caws.

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M83, 'Junk'

Album of the Week: M83, 'Junk'

M83's Anthony Gonzalez has spoken about attempting to resurrect bits of pop culture thought to be forgotten; his band's latest 'Junk', veers frenetically across a range of influences, giving the effect of an anthology of postcards from the past.

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The Lumineers, 'Cleopatra'

Album of the Week: The Lumineers, 'Cleopatra'

The Lumineers faced a steep climb after experiencing an enormous hit straight out of the gate. Their follow-up, 'Cleopatra', is a mixed bag; it contains some of the best music the trio has ever produced alongside less captivating work.

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Haelos perform in The Current studio

London-based Haelos began as a studio project, but after being signed to Matador Records, they reworked their arrangements for live performance. 'Nothing feels better than being onstage with six people and all sort of jamming out,' says singer Lotti Bernardout. Haelos recently stopped in to The Current's studio for a live session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Brian Fallon performs in The Current studio

Brian Fallon, who also plays with the bands Gaslight Anthem and Horrible Crows, now has a solo record out, 'Painkillers.' Fallon has a strategy for multitasking: 'I have a thing where I only write one record at a time,' he says. While in the Twin Cities for a show in Minneapolis, Fallon stopped at The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Low Cut Connie perform in The Current studio

Low Cut Connie brought their spirited rock 'n' roll to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson, kicking out a rollicking rendition of their single 'Boozophilia,' followed by a barrelhouse medley of the Velvet Underground's 'Foggy Notion' and David Bowie's 'Suffragette City'. 'It's a pleasure to be able to have a platform to honor [Lou Reed and David Bowie], and to put our little stamp on their music,' says the band's Adam Weiner.

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