Ahead of her show at First Avenue, Sharon Van Etten and band stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, Are We There. Between songs, Sharon chatted with host Jill RIley about being a notable user of the omnicord, how the Everly Brothers shaped her voice and what her connection is to John Cale of the Velvet Underground.
Ahead of tUnE-yArDs' sold out show at First Avenue, frontwoman Merrill Garbus and the gang stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, Nikki Nack. Between songs, Garbus chatted with host Mary Lucia about their recent stormy Glastonbury set, studying Haitian drumming and how the Nikki Nack writing process differed from past records.
Ahead of their show at the 7th St. Entry, the Fresh & Onlys stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off their new record, House of Spirits. Between songs, frontman Tim Cohen and Wymond Miles chatted with host Barb Abney about the band's beginnings at Amoeba Music in San Francisco, how the Fresh & Onlys' dynamic has changed over the years and what recording the new album at Lucky Cat.
With the recent release of Meat, Alpha Consumer stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio. Between songs, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mike Lewis and JT Bates of Alpha Consumer chatted with Local Show host David Campbell about the record's title, Louie C.K. and their upcoming gig at the Red Stag Block Party.
With the recent release of his third album Sings the Moon, John Mark Nelson stopped by The Current before heading off to Paris to chat with Local Show host David Campbell and to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio.
In town to open for Ray LaMontagne in the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium, Hamilton Leithauser stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mac Wilson and to play tracks off his recently released solo debut.
On tour supporting his highly anticipated debut album release, Benjamin Booker stopped in to The Current studios to talk to New Hot host David Safar about how he was discovered and signed to ATO records. Booker also plays a few songs off the forthcoming album, scheduled for Aug. 19.
Before making her Minnesota debut with a sold out show at the Varsity Theater, Aussie Courtney Barnett stopped by The Current studios to perform a few songs off A Sea of Split Peas. Between songs, Barnett and host Mark Wheat talked about her charming, quirky lyrics, what it was like touring with Billy Bragg and, of course, the World Cup.
Between yesterday's announcement of their big gig at TCF Bank Stadium opening for electronic rockers Imagine Dragons as a part of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend and their late night performance on Conan this Thursday, June 19, Atmosphere (Slug, Ant and Plain Ole Bill) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new Southsiders record and chatted with Mary Lucia.