For today's musicians, touring can be quite a treadmill, but when Alabama Shakes had a rare day off while in Minneapolis, they leaped at the chance to go fishing the way a walleye strikes a spinner. The Current's Jim McGuinn explains how the outing came together, and he shares the story and photos from the day.
As the Minnesota Wild prepare for Game 4 in their playoff series versus the St. Louis Blues, the Wild's official team reporter offers this survey of NHL players and their musical equivalents. Is Prince like Patrick Kane? Taylor Swift like Sidney Crosby? Doyle makes a good case for each.
Checking in from the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, The Current's Program Director Jim McGuinn provides a first-day report, noting that female-fronted acts were the best he saw yesterday.
Host Jacquie Fuller takes us back to the very origins of the program 'Teenage Kicks', which could be traced to 1980s MTV telecasts as well as stops along the way in Texas, California and New Mexico. 'Teenage Kicks' marks five years on the air this weekend.
As the show celebrates its fifth birthday, 'United States of Americana' host Bill DeVille shares his top five in-studio memories so far, plus another highlight from the popular Sunday-morning roots-music program. Do you remember these?
Bill DeVille's Sunday-morning Americana program went on the air in 2009, but it turns out the show had been percolating for at least 20 years before then. Bill shares the story as 'US of A' celebrates five years on the air.
Teenage Kicks host Jacquie Fuller has dedicated today's episode of Teenage Kicks to rock's deceased heroes. But why would anyone celebrate Day of the Dead? Jacquie shares the historic and cultural roots of this day that honors those who've gone before us. Check it out as you listen to Teenage Kicks.