News and Interviews

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.