Typhoon, based in Portland, Ore., are currently touring in support of their third full-length album, White Lighter. They stopped in to talk to Barb Abney and to play a few songs in The Current's studio before performing at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday night.
Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) stopped in The Current studios to play a few songs off his latest, Ghost on Ghost, and chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel about having a soft spot for heavy metal, his difficulty memorizing a decade's worth of lyrics, and what made recording Ghost on Ghost so unique.
Wild Belle stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off their debut record Isles and to chat with host Mary Lucia about the making of the new music video for "Another Girl", about the band's massive new sound system and about the connection they have to Solid Gold bassist Adam Hurlburt.
Scottish trio CHVRCHES stopped by The Current studios before their second stop in the Twin Cities in just over three months. They spoke with Mark Wheat about the year they've had: playing at European festivals, touring in Australia and Japan, getting their music in FIFA 2014 and opening for Depeche Mode.
After opening for The Lumineers' extensive arena tour, including a date at the Target Center in Minneapolis last May, J Roddy Walston & The Business are looking forward to performing more intimate shows on a headlining tour. They stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the forthcoming Essential Tremors and chatted with host Mary Lucia.
Desaparecidos the name means "the disappeared ones" in Spanish did exactly that not long after their 2002 album, Read Albums/Speak Spanish. After reuniting and releasing a handful of singles, Desaparecidos are touring once more and stopped in to The Current's studios to talk to Bill DeVille.
Thanks to Kickstarter and a creative surge on the part of the band members, The Suburbs have just released a new album, Si Sauvage, their first in 27 years. The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley sat down with the Suburbs to talk about the band's past, present and future, and to hear some songs off the new record.
Every Saturday night P.O.S. hosts P.O.S. is Ruining The Current, a program that showcases an eclectic playlist that cannot be matched. Today, he took the MPR stage at the corner of Judson and Nelson to perform his own music for an enthusiastic crowd at the Minnesota State Fair.