Interviews

Robyne Robinson remembers Prince's Vikings song, playful side


Prince

Robyne Robinson is a former TV news anchor and is currently the director of arts and culture at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. During her time as a news anchor, Robinson enjoyed a professional friendship with Prince. On a recent visit to The Current, Robinson spoke with Jim McGuinn, sharing some memorable stories from her time working with Prince, revealing a bit about the artist's playful side.

A conversation with Liam Gallagher


Jill Riley, Liam Gallagher, Brian Oake

Before his sold-out show in the First Avenue Mainroom on Monday, Nov. 20, Liam Gallagher took some time to talk with Jill Riley and Brian Oake. 'I don't see myself as an artist,' Gallagher says. 'I see myself as just a rock and roll singer who writes a tune every now and again.' Listen to the full interview and read highlights from the conversation.

Bjork invites you to her 'Utopia'


Bjork

In a conversation with Rachel Martin, Iceland's musical auteur unpacks a new release, 'Utopia,' that couldn't be more different from 2015's stark breakup album, 'Vulnicura.'

"I'm a Black woman": Kelela on owning her identity


Kelela performs at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017

Since releasing her debut album 'Take Me Apart' in October, R&B/electronic artist Kelela has been touring with her friend Lafawndah and watching her popularity grow. Before her concert at the 7th St Entry, she told APM reporter Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis about songwriting and owning her identity as a Black woman.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Bully's Alicia Bognanno, Squier '51 'Frankenstein'


Bully portraits at The Current

When Bully visited The Current studio, frontperson Alicia Bognanno took some time to talk about what she calls her 'Frankenstein' guitar, 'and by that,' Bognanno explains, 'I mean it's just a bunch of different parts put together.' It's a hard-working guitar Bognanno loves; she plays most of Bully's shows using it and has written the band's two albums on it.