Blending elements of spaghetti westerns, gypsy, mariachi, and folk has lead the group to stand out amongst the recent crop of new bands. The group joined Mark Wheat to talk about their influences and perform a few songs.
Barely out of his teens, Michael Feerick, the brainchild of UK-based Amusement Parks on Fire wrote and played all the instruments on his new album. Backed by a band, he joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios during their first tour of the U.S. to perform songs from their self-titled debut album.
While Rob Garza and Eric Hilton maybe known as the Thievery Corporation, their current tour is the first time they've brought a live band with them on stage. They joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to talk about their new album, "The Cosmic Game," and perform their signature downtempo electronic music that blends elements of bossa nova, dub, and jazz music.