The band OK Go are well-known for their music, but maybe even more so for their single-take, elaborately choreographed videos. For their most recent project, the band teamed up with Russia-based S7 Airlines to shoot a video in zero gravity -- adding flips, spins, aerialists and paint balloons to the mix.
Jack Torrey of the Cactus Blossoms plays a vintage guitar he was happy to tell us about. It turns out he found it through an online search, and when he first played it, he couldn't believe the treasure he'd unearthed. Read more about Torrey's vintage Silvertone guitar.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Sean McPherson sat down with one of the most revered hip-hop groups of all time, Naughty by Nature. Known for infectious hits as well as contemplative tunes, Naughty by Nature shared stories and insights that speak volumes to their longevity in the music business. Listen to Sean's complete interview with Naughty by Nature.
Craig Minowa has long imagined film versions of Cloud Cult's albums. Good things come to those who wait: For 'The Seeker' -- the band's tenth full-length release -- a film starring Josh Radnor and Alex McKenna accompanies it. With the album set to release on Feb. 12, Minowa spoke about the marriage of music and visuals on 'The Seeker.'
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.