Mac Wilson

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
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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.

TV on the Radio, Seeds

Album Review: TV on the Radio, 'Seeds'

TV on the Radio's new album is a thrilling return: arguably their most accessible effort to date, while still retaining just enough of the inscrutability that helped put them on the map.

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Pixies perform live in The Current studio

Touring in support of Indie Cindy, iconic indie-rockers Pixies -- Frank Black, Joey Santiago, David Lovering and Paz Lenchantin -- stopped by The Current's studio to record a session and to chat with host Mac Wilson before their gig at the State Theatre.

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tweedy Sukierae

Album Review: Tweedy, 'Sukierae'

Jeff Tweedy is in a band. No, not that band; not that band, either. It's an outfit he recently launched with his son, Spencer Tweedy, and is appropriately named Tweedy. Sukierae is the project's first album, and it's our Album of the Week.

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the new pornographers brill bruisers

Album Review: The New Pornographers, 'Brill Bruisers'

The New Pornographers' newest record, 'Brill Bruisers', is not only their newest entry into a fantastic musical catalog, but also the latest chapter in a continuing narrative of the personal dynamic of this very special band and its members.

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jenny lewis 1

Interview: Jenny Lewis talks about 'The Voyager'

Ahead of her show Sunday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Jenny Lewis stopped by The Current's studio for a live interview with Mac Wilson. The two talked about Lewis's new album 'The Voyager' and her collaborations with Ryan Adams and Beck.

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jenny lewis the voyager

Album Review: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'

"'The Voyager' is arguably the finest record of Jenny Lewis's career, which is not a conclusion I expected to derive, but a welcome surprise nonetheless." Read Mac Wilson's complete review of The Current's Album of the Week.

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Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain

Album Review: Conor Oberst, 'Upside Down Mountain'

Conor Oberst's newest solo effort is a continuation of many of his trademark tropes, with all the connotations that come with them. Overall, Oberst's melodies possess a familiarity, making all the songs seem both comfortable and easygoing.

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