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.


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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Grimes, 'Art Angels'

Album of the Week: Grimes, 'Art Angels'

Grimes's 'Art Angels' will almost certainly go down as one of the most boundary-pushing Albums of the Week we've ever featured at The Current. It is one of the strongest, strangest and best albums of recent years.

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Mac Wilson examines the major Grammy races

Following yesterday's Grammy nominations, The Current's Mac Wilson provides in-depth analysis and predictions in this year's major Grammy races. 'With the Grammys, what seems obvious is often obvious,' Mac writes, 'except for when they leave you reeling with a curveball.'

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Beach House, 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'

Album of the Week: Beach House, 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'

For a band as meticulous as Beach House, it is surprising they have another batch of songs to release so soon after their last, 'Depression Cherry'. The new album, 'Thank Your Lucky Stars,' is no surprise, no rarites collection; the quality of the new album speaks for itself.

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