Interviews

Bob Mould talks about 'American Crisis'


Andrea Swensson interviews Bob Mould

In an interview with the Local Show's Andrea Swensson, Bob Mould talks about his new single, 'American Crisis,' which just happened to be released as the nation experiences a new awakening to Civil Rights. 'My role is to share what my heart tells me and to share the water that I catch when it rains,' Mould says.

Trampled by Turtles singer Dave Simonett releases his first solo album under his own name


Musician Dave Simonett in the control room.

After almost 20 years leading the Duluth-based bluegrass rock band Trampled by Turtles, singer and guitarist Dave Simonett just released what could be -- depending on how you look at it -- his first or his third solo album. Simonett's latest collection 'Red Tail' is much lighter and more open to interpretation than two he issued as Dead Man Winter.

DJ J. Blase on the art of mixing


DJ J. Blase and Friends

Once a corporate banker, DJ J. Blase has risen in the ranks of Twin Cities DJs. In this interview with Jeffrey Bissoy, DJ J. Blase talks about how he got into the field, about how he prepares for gigs, about why Blase N Friends does it better, the importance of getting the vibe right, and his pride in donating time to DJ for school-age kids.

Robbie Robertson: 'It's been a long journey'


'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band' press image

A new documentary, 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,' opens Friday night at the Lagoon Landmark Cinema in Minneapolis. In the run-up to the release, Mary Lucia had the chance to talk with Robbie Robertson. Listen to Mary's conversation with Robertson about the new film.

Bill DeVille looks at the formation of his career in radio and at The Current


The Current's Bill DeVille

Bill DeVille's Twitter profile tells us he's 'just a dude who loves his family, music, running, coffee, a nice hat, a good martini and the Packers.' Minnesota Public Radio's Michael Popham spoke with DeVille recently to learn more about this host who has been with The Current since it first went on the air 15 years ago.