The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

SOHN writes about a life on the move


SOHN performs in The Current studio

Musician Christopher Taylor, who performs under the moniker SOHN, has experienced a lot of change in his life and has seen much change in the world around him. His latest album is called 'Rennen.' ' This record to me was about staying on the move,' SOHN says. SOHN visited The Current for an in studio session with 'New Hot' host David Safar.

Learning to let go: With debut album 'Process,' Sampha reflects on past hardships


Sampha in concert

Sampha's soulful voice and lyrics are full of emotion, and having lost both of his parents to cancer, much of Sampha's writing focuses on processing those hardships. That, along with his use of simple, repetitive melodies, make Sampha's debut album, 'Process,' a powerful one. Sampha recently visited The Current studio for a session hosted by David Safar.

Slowdive look back and look forward


Slowdive perform in The Current studio

Originally formed in 1989, Slowdive took a 20-year break after their 1995 album 'Pygmalion.' Now they're back with a new, self-titled album. In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Slowdive stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

The guys from White Reaper just want to rock


White Reaper perform in The Current studio

Founded by a group of friends from Louisville, Ky., White Reaper ply their trade with a tried-and-true take on classic rock. 'There's always going to be a place for rock 'n' roll,' says guitarist Hunter Thompson. White Reaper stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

Hurray for the Riff Raff share powerful songs, powerful messages


Hurray for the Riff Raff perform in The Current studio

With their latest album 'The Navigator,' Hurray for the Riff Raff look to the past and present to speak about the future. 'There's so much about turning 30 that I think did that to me,' says frontperson Alynda Segarra. 'I'm like, I'm inheriting the Earth and the way it is right now, and what do I want to do with what I've learned from my experience to make it better?'

Ron Gallo brings a big rock sound that defies categorization


Ron Gallo performs in The Current studio

'Heavy Meta,' the 2017 album by Ron Gallo, includes many styles and sounds, eluding simple musical categorization. You can't really sign up to be a genre or a style when you start making music,' Gallo says. In town for a show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis with Hurray for the Riff Raff, Ron Gallo and his band stopped at The Current studios and shook the house with some outsized jams and rocking tunes.

The xx perform tracks from their album 'I See You'


The xx perform in The Current studio

In town for a show at the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Paul, The xx hopped over a couple blocks to The Current to perform an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson. The xx played three songs of their latest album, 'I See You,' released in January of this year.