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.
Frontman of the wildly successful band Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has been with the group since their inception in 1994, helping to pen some of indie music's most iconic albums such as Summerteeth and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and their latest, The Whole Love. Tweedy dropped by the station to record another Theft of the Dial with Jill Riley.
Minneapolis native son Dave Pirner is most famous for his role as guitarist and frontman of the seminal Minnesota rock group, Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum is commemorating the release of their tenth studio album next week with a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry (they will also be performing live at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum). Dave stopped by The Current studios to hijack the airwaves with a few of his favorite (and his own!) tracks.
Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian best known for his contributions to VH1's Best Week Ever. He is (appropriately) the host of The Pod F. Tompkast, which was ranked #1 by Rolling Stone on their list of "The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment" in 2011. Paul stopped by the Current studios to hijack the airwaves with a few of his favorite tracks.
A sometime member of Broken Social Scene and a gifted singer-songwriter in her own right, Leslie Feist has released four albums of beautiful, folk-tinged indie-rock and has cemented her place as one of the indie community's most vital artistic voices. Her most recent album, Metals, was a mature and nuanced crystallization of the ideas and themes she's explored throughout her career. Currently on tour, Feist found time to stop by The Current studios to chat with Mac Wilson and take over our airwaves to play some of of the music she's enjoying lately.