TV on the Radio performs in studio


The core of Brooklyn-based TV on the Radio are Tunde Adebimpe and David Andrew Sitek. Their music can sound like a film score, improved electronica, or as accessible as any band out there.

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Yo La Tengo performs in the Current studio


Yo La Tengo have been performing for more than 20 years. While they haven't achieved the popular acclaim of their contemporaries the Flaming Lips, they get a lot of credit for outlasting pretty much everyone else.

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Annie Stela performs in studio


Annie Stela got her start playing the piano as a kid. She didn't like the lessons at first; it wasn't the practice, but the fact she had to play songs written by other people.

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Zero 7 - in studio


What started out as a limited run EP from a couple tea-boys turned engineers turned songwriters has become one of the most well-respected all-star collaborations in the electronica scene.

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M. Ward - in studio


M. Ward doesn't like to discuss the meanings of the songs he writes; he prefers the songs to speak for themselves. Luckily, the Portland-based singer's songs have a lot to say about subjects from love to the state of America.

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Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips


Wayne Coyne, the most dapper man in rock n' roll, joined Mary Lucia in front of a soaking wet crowd of fans at the Minnesota State Fair to discuss animal costumes, Jimmy Page's otherworldly presence, and why he considers the Midwest to be the best place to live.

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Jolie Holland - in studio


Spring is usually associated with new life and rebirth, but on her new CD, Jolie Holland looks at spring from a different point of view.

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Buzzcocks perform live in studio


Formed in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the world of punk rock. Along side other musical icons such as Joy Division and the Stone Roses, the Buzzcocks helped establish Manchester as one of the biggest punk rock cities in England.

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Policy and a Pint: Elections 101


We all know that politics and money "go together." The conventional wisdom says that it takes money to get elected.. But does more money always mean a better chance of winning?

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The Current Sessions®

Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

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Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice - Virtual Session

British alt-rockers Wolf Alice join The Current for a virtual session, and play songs from their new record, Blue Weekend. Ellie and Joff catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage

Interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage

Ahead of their seventh studio album out June 11, 'No Gods No Masters,' Jill Riley caught up with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson about not holding back on the new record, starting a podcast, and the band's upcoming tour with Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair.

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