A rock opera is no small undertaking, but Titus Andronicus's front man Patrick Stickles was inspired by something deeply personal. 'It's an allegory for my own personal struggles,' Stickles says, '[but] I'm not unique in my experiences; people around the world feel the way I do.' Check out the full session.
Ahead of their show at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Of Monsters and Men stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mac Wilson. They talk about their latest album, recorded in Reykjavik and Los Angeles, and they coyly mention an upcoming appearance on TV's 'Game of Thrones.'
Ahead of their gig on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Big Star's Third stopped in to The Current's studio for a live session hosted by Bill DeVille. The musical collective perform tracks from Big Star's legendary 'Third' album, and DeVille chats with Ken Stringfellow and Big Star original member Jody Stephens.
As daughters of Buena Vista Social Club percussionist Anga Diaz, the sisters of Franco-Cuban duo Ibeyi have a rich musical pedigree, but they didn't really expect to be musicians until producer Richard Russell invited them to record. "That was a life-changing experience,' the sisters agree. Meet Ibeyi by hearing their songs and their interview with The Current's Bill DeVille.
Just days after the release of their 11th album, 'Ones and Sixes', Low stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Playing together since 1993, Low's Alan Sparhawk describes the band's secret to longevity. 'Luckily we've always been pretty naive,' he says. 'It's always felt like we're learning.' Check out the entire in-studio session.
Touring in support of their second full-length album, 'Too,' FIDLAR stopped in to The Current's studio for a session with host Mark Wheat. In the interview, FIDLAR's Zac Carper sets the record straight about the band's single, '40oz. on Repeat': 'It's actually about locking yourself in your room and listening to ['40oz. to Freedom' by Sublime],' he says. Check out the complete in-studio session.