The Current Presents

Back in the fall we had this idea: We believe that everyone who works at the Current (and most people who don't) have in them at least one great idea for a radio show – something they are passionate about - something that hasn't been done, and something that would be interesting to do. The ideas might be a one-offs or ongoing programs, but what if we had a place on the schedule where we could push ourselves to create and air new shows? As an idea lab, as a way to extend what we do at the Current, and just because it'd be fun and 'cause we can. 9 p.m. on Sunday nights.

The Current Presents - August 5, 2012 - Under the Covers

Listen The Current Presents for August 5, 2012

Aug 5, 2012 The Current Presents


They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. We'll explore that notion once again, tonight, on The Current Presents. We'll feature an hour of great covers of tunes previously recorded or made famous by: Fleetwood Mac, Talk Talk, Johnny Cash, Bananarama, Bob Dylan, The Cocteau Twins, Fela Kuti, My Morning Jacket, Edie Brickell, The Smiths, Fugazi and Frank Ocean.

Segments

Dreams

The Kills
A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac: Just Tell Me That You Want Me
(Fleetwood Mac cover)

Tomorrow's Started

Jason Lytle
Spirit Of Talk Talk
(Talk Talk cover)

Wreck Of The Old 97

Rhett Miller
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
(Johnny Cash cover)

Cruel Summer

Superchunk
Cruel Summer (Single)
(Bananarama cover)

Love Sick

Mariachi El Bronx
Chimes of Freedom
(Bob Dylan cover)

Alice

A. Wolf and Her Claws
A. Wolf and Her Claws
(Cocteau Twins cover)

Wonderful (The Way I Feel)

Trampled By Turtles
Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (Single)
(My Morning Jacket cover)

Lady

tUnE-yArDs, Angelique Kidjo, Questlove and Akua Naru
(RED) Hot + FELA
(Fela Kuti cover)

Sheila Take A Bow

Telekinesis
Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths
(The Smiths cover)

Jackson

Florence and the Machine
MTV Unplugged

Circle

J Mascis
Circle (Single)
(Edie Brickell cover)

Just Like Honey

The Submarines
The Shoelaces EP
(Jesus And Mary Chain cover)

Waiting Room

Juicehead and Osaka Popstar
Waiting Room (Single)
(Fugazi cover)

Lovecrimes

The Afghan Whigs
(Frank Ocean cover)

See And Don't See

The Afghan Whigs
(Marie "Queenie" Lyons cover)