Matt Costa, like many California boys, dreamed of becoming a professional skateboarder. After a seriousd leg injury and over a year of rehab, however, he decided to focus on songwriting and playing the guitar.
Host Mark Wheat sat down and chatted with Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon of Gorillaz before their show a couple of weekends ago. They talked about everything from how they were able to take the concept of Gorillaz on tour to their fashion statements.
Dr. Dog has graced The Current studios with their presence twice so far, and each time the band has perfectly showcased their signature mix of psychedelic sounds and innovative indie rock. They've been called one of the DIY's generation's most promising up-and-comers, and over the last few years they have lived up to that expectation.
When you put together an American rock musician and a Scottish singer/cellist, it's no surprise that you get beautiful modern alt-country tunes mixed with a sophisticated charm. Some critics have called Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan's collaboration "Beauty and the Grunge Beast."
Friends since their junior high school days, Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel officially formed Phantogram in 2007. With their electronic rock vibes and dance-ready indie-pop sounds, this duo has opened for well established acts ranging from Minus the Bear to Metric.
Back in 2008, when Adele last joined us in our studio, she was a 20-year-old with a strong debut album and a number one hit in England. Two years later, she has accomplished wonders. Her soulful blues vocal style won her a Grammy in 2009 for Best New Artist as well as a number eleven slot on the Billboard 200.