Theft of the Dial®

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.

Theft of the Dial: Shirley Manson


Shirley Manson of Garbage

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.

Theft of the Dial: The Lumineers


Wesley Shultz and Jeremiah Fraites (back row, center) pose with a number of staff people at The Current after recording a Theft of the Dial with Brian Oake and Jill Riley.

Before their June 14, 2016, concert at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minn., Wesley Shultz and Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers stopped by The Current to curate a playlist and to take over the airwaves from Jill Riley and Brian Oake.

Theft of the Dial: Cage the Elephant


Matthew Schultz and Brad Schultz of Cage the Elephant at The Current

Before their big gig at the Target Center, Matthew Schultz and Brad Schultz of Cage the Elephant stopped by The Current to curate a playlist and take over our airwaves with a Theft of the Dial.

Theft of the Dial: The 1975


The 1975 at The Current

Ahead of the 1975's Minnesota gig we asked the band to stop by The Current's studio to take over our airwaves and play songs by some of their favorite artists.

Theft of the Dial: ODESZA


Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of ODESZA

The Current's Mark Wheat welcomes Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of the Seattle-based electronic-music duo ODESZA as they take over the airwaves in the latest edition of Theft of the Dial.

Theft of the Dial: BORNS


BORNS poses for a portrait during his visit to The Current.

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.

Theft of the Dial: Disclosure


Jade with Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure at  The Current

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.

Theft of the Dial: Wolf Alice


Theo Ellis and Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice

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.

Theft of the Dial: Brian Stack of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'


Brian Stack outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, home to 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'.

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.

Theft of the Dial: Megan James of Purity Ring


Megan James of Purity Ring.

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.