Glasgow's Franz Ferdinand are basking in the glow of their new release, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and band members Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy recently visited with The Current's Barb Abney to talk about the new record.
The heat index of 110 degrees didn't stop Alex "Crankshaft" Larson from performing before a live audience at the Minnesota State Fair. Mary Lucia hosted the toasty performance at the corner of Judson and Nelson for another edition of The Current's live broadcasts at the annual state celebration.
We've been hearing Jack Campbell's name for more than two years. Whether it be disbelief of his age and the caliber of music he has been making, or whether it be about how central he is to the growing visibility of the Duluth music community, Jack seems like a hot topic.
Jill Riley and Steve Seel of The Current's Morning Show headed out to the Minnesota State Fair bright and early to broadcast live from the MPR booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. Josh Hartnett stopped by for a Theft of the Dial and Bomba de Luz performed.
Minnesota Public Radio will once again set up camp at the corner of Judson and Nelson for a series of live broadcasts by all three stations. Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles kicked off The Current's live broadcast schedule with just the right music for a gorgeous opening day at the Minnesota State Fair.
Before playing a show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Smith Westerns stopped in the studios of The Current to talk to Barb Abney about touring, songwriting, their influences and what it's like to be a band out of Chicago.
Ahead of her first US tour date in support of Once I Was an Eagle at the Women's Club in Minneapolis, Laura Marling stopped by to play songs off her latest album in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, Marling talked to Steve Seel of The Current's Morning Show about Patty Smith, Greek mythology, and playing with an orchestra at the BBC Proms.