People tend to think of GRRRL PRTY as a party band--which is understandable, they acknowledge, given that they do have "PRTY" in their name--but there are dark dimensions beneath the group's bouncy beats. They don't have much music available to hear on your headphones, but this week they helped to bridge that gap with a fiery performance in the Current's studio.
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, and now based in Brighton, England, four-piece dream-pop band Kins stopped by The Current's studios to play some songs off their self-titled album and to chat with Mark Wheat.
Almost one year exactly after their debut record Funeral released, Arcade Fire made their second Twin Cities stop in Minneapolis for a sold out show in First Avenue's mainroom. The Current was there to roll tape, and now you can relive one of the most talked about shows among Arcade Fire fanatics nearly 10 years after its recording.
Continuing their extensive touring, Lucius played a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center last Thursday, Feb. 20. That afternoon, they stopped at The Current to play an exclusive live show in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio and to talk with Mary Lucia.
Stephen Malkmus -- who helped define the indie sound of the '90s with the band, Pavement -- continues his enduring career with his band, The Jicks. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks stopped by The Current's studio to play a few tunes off their new album, 'Wig Out at Jagbags', and to talk with Steve Seel.
Philadelphia-based band Dr. Dog stopped by The Current's studio while they were in town to play a couple of shows at First Avenue. Dr. Dog spoke to The Current's Mark Wheat about their most recent album, 'B-Room', about creating a rapport with the audience and about their favorite sports mascot.
Howler's Max Petrak is gearing up for a tour with Howler in support of their album World of Joy out March 25, but in his spare time he makes music with former Miami ballerina Erin Ross and just over a year ago, SCRNS was conceived.
Ahead of their very sold out gig at First Avenue on Valentine's Day, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders came by The Current studios to record an intimate live in-studio session with host Mary Lucia.
It's been quite the ride since Eric Pollard released his debut, self-titled album under the name Actual Wolf last fall. He performed tracks off the roots-rock record at The Current's 9th Birthday with an impressive backing band of local artists including brothers Jake (guitar) and Jeremy (drums) Hanson, Erik Koskinen to whom the record's "vibe" is attributed and Low's Steve Garrington.