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: Megan James of Purity Ring


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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.

Theft of the Dial: Jim James of My Morning Jacket


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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.

Thundercat provides music to ruin your next dinner party


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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.

Theft of the Dial: Glass Animals


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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.

Theft of the Dial: Hot Chip


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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.

Theft of the Dial: Matt and Kim


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While Matt and Kim were in town to play Mill City Nights, they stopped by The Current's studio to take over the airwaves with a Theft of the Dial featuring their favorite tracks by other artists.

Theft of the Dial: Britt Daniel and Rob Pope of Spoon


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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.