The hubris of certain Premiership managers stirs some schadenfreude in Mark Wheat this week; plus, exciting results from the FA Cup shift Mark's attention to Wigan and the musical subgenre known as Northern Soul.
Lucius guitarist Peter Lalish took some time to tell us about how he enjoys finding vintage gear to help him create a '60s garage sound with authenticity. He also explains why he loves Minnesota so much -- you just might come think of him as a local musician once removed.
TV news hosts were pretty excited about the above map this morning. But MPR News' Bob Collins says Metric is not Minnesota's favorite band. People in Minnesota tend to listen to Metric more often than other states because that's what the creator of the map was trying to show. Read Collins's full story.
When he was in the studio with his band The Jicks a couple weeks ago, indie rock paragon Stephen Malkmus took a few minutes to talk to us about his guitar (and how he bought it from a friend) and about his approaches to performing and songwriting.
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" created this cover of The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" -- as performed by NBC News' Brian Williams and Lester Holt. Steve Seel and Jill Riley featured the music on The Current's Morning Show today.
When Dr. Dog came to town to play a couple shows at First Avenue, they also stopped by The Current for an in-studio session. We asked Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken if he had a few minutes to talk to us about his guitar. It turns out he had been on a bit of a quest to find it.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based five-piece Lucius were last in The Current's studios in October 2013, and they have been touring aggressively since that time. They'll be back in town next week for a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, and they recently checked in with us from the road.