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.


Death Cab for Cutie, 'Kintsugi'

Album Review: Death Cab for Cutie, 'Kintsugi'

The latest album from Death Cab for Cutie continues the recent trend of alternative artists who explore the sonic depths of the 1980s. The result is a very enjoyable record. 'Kintsugi' releases on March 31.

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Daylight saving time

Saturday's Honey Do: Songs about Time

As we prepare to "spring ahead" into Daylight Saving Time, Bill DeVille and Mac Wilson are spinning tunes about time for Saturday's Honey Do. Taking a tip from the 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs about time do you want to hear? Make your request, and be sure to listen to Bill and Mac on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Houndmouth

Houndmouth perform in The Current studio

Nurtured in the music scene of Louisville, Ky., alt-country four-piece Houndmouth stop by The Current's studio to chat with Mac Wilson the day after playing a sold-out show at the Turf Club in St. Paul. The band members talk about Louisville's supportive music scene and the advantage of having multiple lead singers in the band: "It's great because we don't individually have to write as many songs."

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Belle and Sebastian 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Da

Album Review: Belle and Sebastian, 'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance'

'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' is another strong collection of songs from one of the world's strongest bands; the only diminished area of strength is as an album per se. Fortunately, the band decided to release a deluxe edition, creating an entirely new and vastly more fulfilling experience. Read Mac Wilson's review.

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damien rice my favourite faded fantasy

Album Review: Damien Rice, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy'

With the release of the lead single, "I Don't Want to Change You," from Damien Rice's new outing, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy,' social networks lit up with adulation and praise, as if an old best friend had suddenly re-emerged after a long absence.

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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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