Craig Finn performs “Apollo Bay” live
tUnE-yArDs perform live in The Current studio
tUnE-yArDs is the moniker and musical project of Merrill Garbus. Influenced by her experience and travels in Africa, she became interested in Afrobeat. Combined with her new Sony ICD-TK digital voice recorder and a new laptop, Garbus began recording melodies, noises, and lyrics which led to the release of her first album BiRd-BrAiNs, which she recorded on recycled cassette tape
Dawes performs in the UBS Forum
L.A.-based Dawes has only been around a few years, but in that short time they’ve skyrocketed to the top of the folk-rock scene, especially with the release of their second album “Nothing Is Wrong.” As an artist on ATO Records, they have harnessed plenty of inspiration with labelmates like My Morning Jacket, Drive-By Truckers and Gomez by their side. Favorites of the Midwest, they stopped by the UBS Forum to record a special performance with host Bill DeVille.
Ira Glass: Theft of the Dial
This American Life’s Ira Glass sat in the studio with The Current’s Steve Seel for an extended session of Theft of the Dial.
Plus, check out the additional conversation Ira and Steve had about choosing the music for This American Life and the supposed media bias in public radio.
The Head and the Heart perform live in The Current studio
“Soaring vocals” seems to be how Seattle’s The Head and the Heart tend to be characterized in many of its music reviews. Writers use those words to describe the multiple part harmonies anchored in solid songwriting that are all over their debut, self-titled release on Sub Pop Records. Forming in the Summer of 2009, the band has given up its day jobs, academic careers and apartments to tour non-stop. They stopped by The Current before opening for Iron and Wine at First Avenue.