Interviews

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


Lorde

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.

Prince and a President: An Untold Story


Prince and Barack Obama

When Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner visited the White House in May 2016, he saw photos of Prince on display. 'What's amazing about the story is what was in the pictures,' Weiner explains. It turns out former President Barack Obama is a big fan of Prince. Watch video of Weiner telling this little-known story.

Chastity Brown gave her new album the time it needed


Chastity Brown listens to the mix in The Current studio

Much of 'Silhouette of Sirens' was recorded three years ago, but it didn't feel right. Now it does. Chastity Brown talks to Euan Kerr about the new album ahead of her Friday, June 2, concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Cecelia Erholtz on the Podium's past, TABAH's tomorrow


Cecelia Erholtz of Tabah in The Current's studio

As May 2017 drew to a close, The Podium -- a landmark guitar shop in Minneapolis with a history that stretches back to 1959 -- quietly, and permanently, closed its doors. Cecelia Erholtz, frontperson of the band TABAH, was a longtime employee of the Podium. Erholtz recently took time to talk with us about the Podium's closing and about what's next for TABAH.