Before their show at The Cedar Cultural Center, of Montreal (who are from Athens, Ga.) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new record, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, and to chat with host Mary Lucia.
Before his show at the Varsity Theater, UK hardcore/punk turned folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and chatted with Mary Lucia about what band got him through boarding school with a certain royal prince, why a eucalyptus smelling Koala has to do with his single "The Way I Tend To Be" and what it was like performing with The Hold Steady at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival.
Between Saturday and Sunday shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Seattle-based The Head and the Heart stopped in to The Current's studios to chat with Mac Wilson and to play some songs of their new album, Let's Be Still.
There is perhaps no greater local success story over the past year than that of Lizzo's. A transplant from Houston and Detroit, she made a splash in the Twin Cities first with her band Lizzo and The Larva Ink, and then as a member of The Chalice and GRRRL PRTY. All of these bands have grown her profile substantially, and a slew of guest spots on other local records from the likes of Caroline Smith, as well as her connection with the Totally Gross National Product and Doomtree crews has only helped in that growth.
On the eve of the release of their collaborative debut 'Wise Up Ghost,' Elvis Costello and The Roots dazzled a New York City audience with a stellar performance from the Brooklyn Bowl. Now you can hear it too.
Ahead of their show tonight at the 7th Street Entry, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based indie-pop band fronted by singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe stopped into The Current's studios to chat with Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their album, Wildewoman.
King Khan and the Shrines stopped by The Current after their show at the Turf Club to play songs off the new record, Idle No More, and to chat with Mary Lucia about what movie aesthetics influence their sound, how the album reflects on frontman Arish Ahmad Khan's recent losses, and to tell a few stories about moments he's shared with the Mighty Hannibal, Arthur Lee and Dickie Peterson.