Theft of the Dial: Patton Oswalt


Patton Oswalt might have missed his calling. Okay, he didn't really - if we had been denied his unbelievably hilarious, smart, biting comedy, it'd be a shame. But when he does his old-style "laid-back public radio announcer voice," you will bust a gut laughing at how on-the-money he is. Plus, he has a genuinely awesome taste in music - this despite his own "horrible tastes" he had growing up in suburban Virginia, "going to see Genesis play stadium shows."

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Two Door Cinema Club performs in The Current studio


Two Door Cinema Club are a band from Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland formed in 2007. They're signed to French record label Kitsune Music, through which they released their debut album "Tourist History" on 1 March 2010.

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Dom performs in The Current studio


The Worcester, Massachusettes quartet Dom signed to Astralwerks last fall. Since then they've released their debut EP "Sun Bronzed Greek Gods" and have been touring relentlessly. They dropped by for an in-studio while in town for a gig at The Entry.

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Usonia perform in The Current studio


Up-and-coming local band Usonia's jittery, energetic pop feels refreshingly retro. With Beach Boys-like harmonies and new wave beats Usonia creates infectious mix of old and new.

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Foster the People perform live in The Current studio


After a whirlwind year of touring, Foster the People -- known for their synth-laced hazy pop -- brought an acoustic set to The Current studio. The California trio spoke to Mark Wheat about their love of surfing, touring, and the German website that kickstarted their internet buzz.

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Grouplove performs live in The Current studio


The five-piece rock band Grouplove began in 2009 when they started playing together during their free time in Greece for an art recidency. When the world-travelers got back to the states they wanted to meet up again and keep working on the music they had been making abroad.

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Sharon Van Etten performs live in The Current studios


Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten admits that she's still trying to find her voice, which she says is dependent upon what she's listening to -- anything from folk to hardcore. She plays April 6 at the Cedar Cultural Center.

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J. Mascis performs in The Current studios


Best-known as the frontman for Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis is- somewhat surprisingly- laconic and soft-spoken. In interviews, he is known for his minimal responses and repeated disdain for enthusiasm.

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The Current Sessions®

Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates the defeat of French forces in the city of Puebla in Mexico in 1862. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or bands with Mexican-American roots? Send us your requests.

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Wellness Wednesday: Staying safer during summer travel


When it comes to travel, summer 2021 happily looks a lot safer than summer 2020. Still, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and it's important to keep safety in mind as you make your vacation plans. Infectious disease expert Jill Foster shares some considerations.

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