News & Interviews

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

The Current's Guitar Collection: G. Love

When G. Love stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off his new album, 'Sugar', he had a few moments to tell us about his guitar before heading off to First Avenue. It turns out G. Love's guitar is more than an instrument; it's his autograph collection.

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Cutting a single in record time

The Current's program director, Jim McGuinn, follows in the steps of Neil Young and cuts a vinyl recording in the booth at Third Man Records in Nashville, Tenn.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: Lots of Drama

A look at the drama in the FA Cup semifinals, plus a lot of drama at Anfield as Liverpool secure a big win at the top of the table (and perhaps one player was doing a bit of acting, too). Meanwhile, Mark makes a music pick from local lads Heiruspecs.

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On the Ball with Mark Wheat: Emirates Emissary

Mark Wheat recaps a very exciting weekend in the Premiership, and MPR's Chief Operating Officer Dave Kansas shares a report from Saturday's Arsenal v Manchester City match, which he attended in person. Plus, a music pick that celebrates Crystal Palace's win over Chelsea.

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The Current's Guitar Collection: Sam Roberts

When the Sam Roberts Band stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with Jill Riley and to play a few songs off their new album, Lo-Fantasy, we had some time at the end to ask Sam Roberts about his guitar. He was happy to tell us about two guitars that he likes so much, he calls them "a couple of good friends."

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