Capping off a cavalcade of Canadian acts to come into The Current this week, Sam Roberts stopped in to the studio to talk to Jim McGuinn about hockey, beer and music. "I still maintain that 'Spinal Tap' is the most accurate movie ever made about life in a rock 'n' roll band," Sam says.
In town to play back-to-back shows tonight at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Robyn Hitchcock dropped in to The Current studio to chat with Jim McGuinn. Although he's got two shows tonight, "None of the songs overlap," Hitchcock says. "You'll get two utterly different shows."
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.
With successful career that includes '80s hits with the Stray Cats and '90s hits with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Brian Setzer has a new album out and he kicks off a Christmas tour tonight in his adopted hometown of Minneapolis. Setzer talks to The Current's Jill Riley about his music and about his guitar, which he has donated to the Smithsonian Institution, and how it got those signature dice knobs.
Damien Rice's third full-length album My Favourite Faded Fantasy releases today. The Irish singer-songwriter recently chatted with host Barb Abney about the new record and his life leading up to the release. After you catch the interview, enter The Current's Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy giveaway.
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?
While in the studio at The Current, Delta Spirit's Matt Vasquez played a Fender Kingman, which actually has a connection to Elvis in the movies. Matt explains, and he also describes some of his other favorite guitars.
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.