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.
Ahead of their tenth studio album's release, Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective sat down for a chat with The Current's David Safar about Painting With, the logistics of cross-country collaborating and their Baltimore airport stunt.
On the 50th anniversary of the U.S. release of the Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' album, lifelong Beatles fan Padraic Gilligan explains how he and his friends have been creatively celebrating the 50th anniversary of each Beatles' studio album. 'For many of us, a Beatles song also recalls a particular moment or time in our lives or a moment in history,' he says.
Kurtis Blow, the King of Rap from Harlem U.S.A., is a true hip hop pioneer. In 1981, Kurtis was the first national rapper to be booked in Minneapolis. Kurtis Blow is back in the Twin Cities as the MC of 'Hip Hop Nutcracker,' which has its final show tonight at the Ordway in St. Paul. Sean McPherson and Kurtis Blow sat down for a conversation about hip hop then and now.
After more than 25 years in New York City, Mike Doughty decided to relocate to Memphis, Tenn., citing its artist-friendly environment. 'I have time and I have space and I've just been working up a storm,' Doughty says. 'It's just fantastic here.' Read more about what led Doughty to move to Memphis and about what he enjoys in his new hometown.
The Sound Unseen Festival, which features films about music, kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 11, and runs through Sunday. Festival director Jim Brunzell and co-programmer Rich Gill join Jill Riley and Sean McPherson on The Current's Morning Show to talk about the festival and some of the films in the lineup.
Riding on the success of her fourth studio album, Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey sat down for a chat with The Current's David Safar about glamorized paranoia and her love of Father John Misty and Miss Nina Simone.