Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the mastermind behind brass-heavy Brooklyn-based band San Fermin, stopped by The Current studios after shooting a music video in Minnesota to chat with New Hot host David Safar about the self-titled debut, the band's elaborate live show and what the name San Fermin means to him.
To call Bonnie Raitt "accomplished" is an understatement, yet after 19 albums and 10 Grammy Awards, Raitt continues to work just as hard as ever. She recently chatted with The Current's Bill DeVille about her music and about her many connections to Minnesota.
Comedian John Oliver took time off from filming The Daily Show and Community to have a lighthearted chat with Steve Seel of The Current's Morning Show about the latest news in Washington, D.C., about filling in for Jon Stewart over the summer and about his show at the State Theater on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Accomplished actor Stephen Tobolowsky talks to The Current's Jill Riley about his career and about his sold-out show tonight in the UBS Forum, The Tobolowsky Files, a storytelling series about life, love and Hollywood.
Chris Ryding, founder of Minneapolis Underground 'zine and Compilation Volume One, talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about launching a fanzine and digital album in support of local bands known for playing smaller venues. Minneapolis Underground has its release party planned for Thursday, Oct. 10, at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis.
Anthony Harty is a Grammy-winning guitarist currently touring with The Selecter. When The Selecter were visiting The Current's studios, Harty spent some time to tell us about his specially designed guitars.
Costello has teamed with hip-hop legends The Roots for one of the more unusual, invigorating musical partnerships of the year. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Costello and Roots bandleader Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about the new album Wise Up Ghost.
The Replacements' final gig happened in 1991 in Chicago's Grant Park. Now reunited for RiotFest, the Replacements' first U.S. date happens in the Windy City. Ahead of the Replacements' gig in Chicago this Sunday, we talked to some Chicagoans about their memories of and thoughts about the band.
The Current's Guitar Collection is a look at some of the instruments that have been played in The Current's studios. Many times, there's a good story behind a guitar, often known only to the person who plays it. This week's guitar belongs to Max Kakacek of Smith Westerns.