Every once in a while, The Current has the opportunity to bring in someone who we admire and respect enough to hand over control of the airwaves to them. Welcome to Theft of the Dial -- where you get to hear some of your (and our) heroes take over 89.3 The Current, play some of the music they love, and talk about why they chose it.
Garbage are currently on tour in support of their new album, Strange Little Birds. Ahead of their show at the Skyway Theatre, lead singer Shirley Manson stopped by The Current to chat with Brian Oake and Jill Riley, and also to take over our airwaves with a Theft of the Dial.
BORNS' album, 'Dopamine', came out on Oct. 16, 2015, and he's been touring in support of it. When BORNS -- aka Garrett Borns -- passed through the Twin Cities while on tour, he visited The Current to record a Theft of the Dial with host Mark Wheat.
Ahead of their show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in support of their new album Caracal, Disclosure's Guy and Howard Lawrence stopped by The Current studio to take over our airwaves to play songs by their favorite songwriters and producers.
North London rockers Wolf Alice were recently at First Ave, touring in support of their debut album, 'My Love is Cool'. And while they were in town, Theo Ellis and Ellie Rowsell stopped by The Current to take over the airwaves on Theft of the Dial.
On Tuesday, Sept. 8, on CBS, 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' makes its premiere. Brian Stack, a writer and performer on the new show, recorded a special Theft of the Dial with us, in which he shares some of his favorite songs as well as some great stories about comedy and music.
Megan James is one-half of electronic-music duo, Purity Ring. When the Edmonton-based band visited Minneapolis for a couple of shows, Megan stopped by The Current to take over the airwaves on Theft of the Dial.
Jim James, the frontman of My Morning Jacket, took time off from his tour supporting the band's latest album, 'The Waterfall,' to take over The Current's airwaves to spin a set of tunes of his own choosing.