Electric Fetus co-founder Ron Korsh, October 2017

Interview with Electric Fetus co-founder Ron Korsh


In 1968, Ron Korsh co-founded the Electric Fetus with his friend Dan Foley. The Current recently caught up with Korsh at his home in Washington, D.C. Among several interesting facts and recollections, Korsh talks about the inspiration for the name 'Electric Fetus,' about what made him leave retail for architecture, and how - coincidentally - he designed the house where drummer Bobby Z now lives.

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Liz Phair portrait at The Current

Theft of the Dial: Liz Phair


When indie rocker Liz Phair stopped at The Current for a Theft of the Dial, she had something special in mind. 'I picked a bunch of my favorite songs that I thought made a nice little collection,' she says, 'but then I thought, 'Why not search for remixes of those songs?'' Listen to this memorable set of remixed tunes, hosted by Liz Phair.

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Electric Fetus

50 facts about the Electric Fetus


The Electric Fetus's five decades are filled with encounters with musical legends and fragments of Minnesota history. To celebrate the Fetus's fiftieth birthday, here are 50 Fetus Facts.

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The Current Sessions®

Frank Turner performs in The Current studio

Frank Turner performs in The Current studio

'Be More Kind,' the new album from Frank Turner, has been described as an optimistic album. 'I think it's important to temper our short-term pessimism with a little bit of medium-term optimism,' Turner acknowledges. Before playing an all-ages show at the Myth Live Event Center in Maplewood, Minn., Turner and bandmate Matt Nasir visited The Current studio for a live session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Jade Bird performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House

Jade Bird MicroShow at James J. Hill House

Impressed by the captivated audience and the opulent surroundings of the Victorian mansion, singer-songwriter Jade Bird told the audience 'This has been my favorite so far on this trip, so thank you!' Listen to the complete MicroShow, which includes the songs 'Lottery,' 'Cathedral,' 'Good At It' and more, plus a rip-roaring Johnny Cash cover.

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Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Okkervil River perform in The Current studio

Macalester College alumnus Will Sheff is frontman of the band Okkervil River. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sheff and company stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Oake and Riley Features

Louie Anderson with Jill Riley and Brian Oake

Louie Anderson pulls back the curtain on his creative projects


St. Paul native Louie Anderson is so busy -- with his hit series 'Baskets' on FX, with a new book, a new comedy special and a string of standup shows -- but he still found time to stop by Oake & Riley in the Morning to share some stories with Brian and Jill. 'It's a magnificent love and responsibility to make people laugh,' Anderson says.

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