Aisha Tyler is your best friend. Or at least you want her to be. She has great taste in everything, and she's incredibly talented, too. Not only is Tyler an established director, actor, comedian and TV host, she also has an enormously successful podcast... so it's no big surprise that she excels at being a Theft of the Dial guest on The Current.
Tyler, who hosts the wildly popular daytime show The Talk, is a multimedia powerhouse. In addition to the talk show, she gets into so-called guy stuff (booze, explosions, video games) in her successful podcast Girl on Guy.
What a lot of folks don't know about Ms. Tyler is that she's an avid music fan. She loves a few bands so much that she even made her own music videos for them. (Note the first two songs in her Theft of the Dial set.)
Aisha Tyler will be in St. Paul this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, performing as part of Wits with host John Moe and musical guest Loudon Wainwright III. Tickets are still available for what promises to be an outstanding performance.
Silversun Pickups - "Simmer" from Neck of the Woods (Christopher Guanlao and Nikki Monninger)
Clutch - "Power Player" from Beale Street to Oblivion (Neil Fallon)
The Roots - "Here I Come" from Game Theory (Questlove)
Serj Tankian - "Sky is Over" from Elect the Dead
Garbage - "Battle In Me" from Not Your Kind of People
Silversun Pickups, "Simmer," directed, shot and edited by Aisha Tyler
Clutch, "Power Player," directed, shot and edited by Aisha Tyler
The Roots, "Here I Come"
Serj Tankian, "Sky is Over"
Garbage, "Battle In Me"
- Shirley Manson of Garbage talks forthcoming album, Garbage's origins, being her own CEO and much more Shirley Manson of Garbage stopped by The Current studio ahead of their Mill City Nights gig last Friday, stopping for a quick chat with Barb Abney live on the air and recording a more in-depth interview with The Morning Show's Jill Riley.
- ?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together Costello has teamed with hip-hop legends The Roots for one of the more unusual, invigorating musical partnerships of the year. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Costello and Roots bandleader Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about the new album Wise Up Ghost.
- Theft of the Dial: Silversun Pickups Silversun Pickups lead singer, Brian Aubert, hijacks our airwaves to share his musical picks in this edition of Theft of the Dial