We've partnered with Radio Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis., to swap five of each city's favorite bands and play them on the air.
Each night at 6:30 p.m., Mark Wheat will talk with Radio Milwaukee's Jordan Lee and play one song from the Twin Cities and one from Wisconsin. Come back each day for free streams and downloads of the featured tracks!
Monday, September 24
The Current: Actual Wolf is the side project of Retribution Gospel Choir and Low mutli-instrumentalist Eric Pollard.
Radio Milwaukee: Jaill, the Milwaukee-based psych-pop three-piece, confronts a malfunctioning universe with an inventive, lean and, dare we say, excellent 11-song album Traps, out on Sub Pop Records.
Tuesday, September 25
The Current: Dark Dark Dark is an eclectic and fiercely original folk-jazz collective whose third album, Who Needs Who, is due out next month.
Radio Milwaukee: Field Report is the current project of Chris Porterfield, who was a member of DeYarmond Edison alongside Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the members of Megafaun.
Wednesday, September 26
The Current: At only 18, singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson has had one of this year's breakout songs on our airwaves with "Reminisce."
Radio Milwaukee: Indie quartet Surgeons in Heat craft bright, eclectic, clever songs tinged with influences from R&B and pop.
Thursday, September 27
The Current: Knoxville-born, Twin Cities-based Chastity Brown crafts a lovely fusion of folk, soul, blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll.
Radio Milwaukee: Singing and songwriting sister duo Vic and Gab delivers indie-pop with a melodic kick.
Friday, September 28
The Current: One of Minneapolis' most esteemed and accomplished hip-hop artists, Brother Ali just released his fifth full-length album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color.
Radio Milwaukee: Klassik is an independent artist fusing hip-hop and jazz into a catchy and inspired mix. His debut album In the Making was released earlier this week.