News and Interviews

Cecelia Erholtz on the Podium's past, TABAH's tomorrow


Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio

As May 2017 drew to a close, The Podium -- a landmark guitar shop in Minneapolis with a history that stretches back to 1959 -- quietly, and permanently, closed its doors. Cecelia Erholtz, frontperson of the band TABAH, was a longtime employee of the Podium. Erholtz recently took time to talk with us about the Podium's closing and about what's next for TABAH.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Ron Gallo, Fender Jaguar


Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio

Ron Gallo says he was looking for a Fender Jaguar for a long time, and when he finally found one, he felt right at home. ' For me, it's all about the noise that you can pull out of it,' Gallo says. Read more about Ron Gallo's Fender Jaguar.

Gorillaz perform 'Let Me Out' live on 'The Late Show'


Gorillaz on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Virtual animated band, Gorillaz, gave a rare live performance of their song 'Let Me Out' on 'The Late Show' Thursday night. The performance comes just before the release of their new album, Humanz on Friday, April 28.

3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis calls the Twin Cities home


Donna Grantis at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn.

3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis does an interview with Jim McGuinn, Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber on Minnesota Public Radio. 'There is a whole mix of emotions I am feeling,' Grantis says. 'Just hearing that music really does give me so much joy, and it makes me feel so good. I think it makes so many people all around the world feel good and comforted to hear that amazing music.'

Prince's sexiest songs, according to Har Mar Superstar


Prince on the cover of 'Dirty Mind'

Minnesota's own Har Mar Superstar gave Jade his picks for Prince's 12 sexiest songs. Listen to his selections, read about how he chose them, and find out which one he's been regularly covering on tour.