Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes chats with Mac Wilson

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes at The Current

Between two sold-out shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, the Fleet Foxes frontman talked about visiting the Walker Art Center, what it's like playing at the Palace and at Red Rocks, and how Fleet Foxes may be gaining something in common with the Grateful Dead.

Party fiend Andrew W.K. announces new album

Andrew W.K. at The Current's studios

Tonight, Andrew W.K. brings his 'The Party Never Dies' tour to First Avenue. Before the show, he stopped into The Current to announce his first new album since 2009.

Cali Vibes, Minnesota Nights: an interview with KenSoul and Pete Stylez

KenSoul and Pete Stylez

Singer/artist KenSoul and music producer Pete Stylez first connected in the Twin Cities before deciding to work on a project together in Los Angeles. Contributor Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis recently caught up with KenSoul and Pete Stylez when they were in town to promote their upcoming release, 'Cali Vibes, Minnesota Nights.' In addition to talking about their new project, the two musicians also speak about their musical origins, their working relationship and the state of hip hop in Minnesota.

Emily Haines opens up about 'Choir of the Mind'

Emily Haines

With a new solo album, 'Choir of the Mind,' scheduled for release on Sept. 15, Emily Haines talks with New Hot host David Safar about the forthcoming record. 'I just hope this album gives people a sense of respite and of breath and that it's of value,' Haines says.

Lorde on dialing out and turning inward


After the rush of stardom accompanying her 2013 debut, the singer felt 'deeply conspicuous' working in her native New Zealand. To finish her new album, 'Melodrama,' Lorde let herself get lost in New York.