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.
On tour promoting his second album in as many years, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg returned to The Current last week to perform an intimate show inside Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, The Current's Mark Wheat talks to Jake Bugg about Bugg's new album, 'Shangri La', and about his career trajectory thus far.
Fresh from playing a gig at the Fine Line in Minneapolis last night, Brooklyn-based St. Lucia stopped into The Current's studios to talk to Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their new album, 'When the Night.'
On tour supporting Panic at the Disco, The Colourist stopped in to The Current's studio to play a few songs and to chat with Jill Riley about their recent EP and their upcoming full-length -- and about what it's like for people from Orange County, Calif., when it's -12 F in Minnesota.