News & Interviews

The latest music news and interviews for fans of the music heard on The Current.

Interview: Sondre Lerche

In town to play a show tonight at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sondre Lerche stopped by The Current's studio to talk to Jade about his new album, 'Please'.

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The Current's Guitar Collection: Field Report

After playing a set in The Current's studio, Field Report's Chris Porterfield and Tom Wincek took some time to talk about their guitars. Both describe interesting modifications they've made, including why Chris's guitar looks like an antique.

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Interview: Glenn Tilbrook

In town to play a solo gig at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze dropped in to The Current's broadcast studio to chat with Mary Lucia about his projects past and present.

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The Current's Guitar Collection: The Loar

By strange coincidence, a guitar make that we hadn't covered before was mentioned by two different guitar players within one week: Anthony LaMarca of The War on Drugs and singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle both describe their acoustic guitars built by San Francisco-based The Loar.

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It's Cassette Store Day: Share your cassette memories

Saturday, Sept. 27, is Cassette Store Day, and that stokes a lot of nostalgia: What was the first cassette you remember owning? What was on the best mix tape you ever made? Do you still own any cassettes? Did you ever make a tape for a potential significant other? Share your cassette-related recollections.

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The Current's Guitar Collection: Mikaiah Lei of The Bots

When you're 21 years old, as Mikaiah Lei of the Bots is, a guitar built in 1993 qualifies as 'vintage.' Mikaiah loves guitars; he's got a shedload of them, many of which are in for maintenance right now. But he shares their stories and also talks about his road-ready effects board.

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