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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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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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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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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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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Album Review: tUnE-yArDs, 'Nikki Nack'

Tune-Yards' new album Nikki Nack consistently blurs the line between silliness and seriousness. These serious nursery rhymes address weighty issues. And even though Merrill Garbus's music sounds simple, even a cursory listen immediately reveals new patterns en route to a world that's distinctly her own.

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Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

First Listen: Sharon Van Etten, 'Are We There'

'Are We There' is a record of undeniable brilliance, a tough yet bracing listen that shows Van Etten reaching new heights as a songwriter, producer, and vocalist. Hear the entire album before its release on May 27, 2014.

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Lo-Fang performs in The Current studio

Lo-Fang, whose given name is Matthew Hemerlein, is touring in support of his debut album, 'Blue Film'. After playing a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry, Lo-Fang stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mac Wilson.

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