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.

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 Wiener 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,' Wiener explains. It turns out former President Barack Obama is a big fan of Prince. Watch video of Wiener 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.