Martin Courtney was looking to have a more acoustic-guitar-driven band on his solo effort, 'Many Moons.' Thanks to an arrangement between Real Estate's management company and Martin Guitar, Courtney was able to purchase a new acoustic guitar directly from the company. He describes it in the latest addition to The Current's Guitar Collection.
Andrew Bird stopped by The Current ahead of his performance on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend with host Chris Thile and Paul Simon to talk about his new album Are You Serious and collaborating with Fiona Apple.
The first artist we're featuring for Black History Month is A Tribe Called Quest. Here, they reflect on the 25th anniversary of their amazing debut, 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.'
Mavis Staples has been singing professionally since the 1950s, and she's still going strong with a new album coming out on Feb. 19, titled 'Livin' on a High Note,' plus an upcoming HBO documentary simply titled "Mavis!" It tells the story of her 60-plus years as a singer, including her time in the family group, The Staple Singers. Mavis Staples discusses her life and work in this interview.
On the heels of releasing Tell Me I'm Pretty, Cage the Elephant's Matthew Schultz sat down to chat with New Hot host David Safar to talk about the album, what it was like working with producer Dan Auerbach, and Schultz's Netflix queue.
On Thursday it was revealed that Iggy Pop and Josh Homme teamed up and recorded an album under wraps. Looch called up Iggy and Josh to talk about Post Pop Depression, the text conversation that sparked the project, how they went about collaborating, and who all was involved in the making of the record.
Two days before he takes the stage at First Avenue as part of The Current's 11th Birthday Party celebrations, Tommy Stinson talks to host Mary Lucia about his new projects and shares some thoughts on his previous work with the Replacements and with Guns n' Roses. 'Life's good right now,' Tommy says.
Chuck D -- a cofounder and core member of one of the most influential and long-lasting groups in music history, Public Enemy -- was recently in the Twin Cities to speak at Augsburg College as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Convocation. Beforehand, Chuck D sat down with The Current's Sean McPherson for a conversation about music, race and community.