Interviews from The Current.

Interview: Zach Condon of Beirut

On Friday, Sept. 11, Beirut's next album, 'No No No,' releases. Beirut frontman Zach Condon joins Jade to talk about the new album, how it came together, and about his approach to songwriting and arranging. 'I will hit an accidental note on a piano and all of a sudden a drum part will come to me,' Condon says. 'That's how my mind works. It's weird.'

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Take A Sunset Cruise With Mac DeMarco

With just a keyboard and a microphone, the singer takes to a rowboat in the lightly choppy waters off Far Rockaway, Queens, N.Y., to perform his song "No Other Heart." Watch the video of this musical excursion.

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Meet the person behind 'Smith Fabrication'

JD McPherson, who performs on 'A Prairie Home Companion' on July 4, frequently wears a 'Smith Fabrication' shirt while onstage. It turns out the namesake of the shirt is TK Smith, a California-based guitar builder and craftsman. 'All the stuff I build is all technology that was available in the late 1940s to the mid-50s," Smith says. 'They used to make things so much better back then.'

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Mark Wheat interviews Alan Willey

Minnesota United FC's match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Saturday is important not just because it's the final fixture in United's spring season, it's been dubbed 'Alan Willey Day.' Mark Wheat welcomes the former player and current television color-commentator into the studio to talk about soccer, music and what Alan calls 'the best seat in the house.'

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