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.
Listening to the deep, funky groove of Thundercat's latest, "Them Changes" it's not hard to pick up on a few influences. Here, Thundercat, aka bassist Stephen Bruner lays out his favorite all-purpose picks for your next little gathering.
After playing the First Avenue mainroom last week in support of their 'Zaba' album, Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward of Glass Animals stopped by The Current to take over our airwaves and to play songs by some of their favorite artists.
Hot Chip has stopped by The Current's studio to play some of their own music, but when they played the First Avenue mainroom last week in support of their latest Why Make Sense?, we instead asked them to take over our airwaves and to play songs by some of their favorite artists.
While Tame Impala were in town to play First Avenue, frontman Kevin Parker and Jay Watson stopped by The Current's studios to record a Theft of the Dial featuring their favorite tracks by other artists.
When they were in town to play a show at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Britt Daniel and Rob Pope of Austin, Texas, band Spoon stopped in to The Current's studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Jill Riley.
It's Pride Weekend! Dan Savage of the It Gets Better Project had a radio show on what is now KEXP from 1994-1997, so when he came to our studios, the political activist dug up his radio roots and gave us a taste of his music mind for a Theft of the Dial.