The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Doomtree perform before a live audience in MPR's Forum

Minnesota's own Doomtree visited MPR to put on an intimate and exclusive live performance as a part of their #LastBlowoutEver. "Every year, we want to outdo everything we've done," Sims says. Watch video and listen to audio of the performance, hosted by Mary Lucia.

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We Are the Willows perform live in The Current studio

Celebrating the release of their new concept album Picture (Portrait), Minneapolis' We Are the Willows stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the record live in-studio and to chat with the Local Show's host David Campbell.

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Sarah Krueger performs live in The Current studio

Anticipating the release of her sophomore album Lustrous, Duluth resident Sarah Krueger stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record and to chat with the Local Show's host David Campbell.

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Mike Doughty performs in The Current studio

Mike Doughty is playing back-to-back shows at the Dakota in Minneapolis tonight, prompting The Current's Bill DeVille to ask him if such a gig is difficult. "Not really," Doughty says. "I prefer to be playing music than not playing music." Doughty stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with DeVille and to play a few tunes before the doubleheader.

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Big Data perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of their sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Fitz and the Tantrums, Big Data stopped by The Current to chat with host Mark Wheat and to record tracks off their latest record live in our studio.

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Nikki Lane performs live in The Current studio In the Studio

"Men seem to only notice when a woman is talking once she starts yelling," Nikki Lane tells Mark Wheat, but she never has to yell at Mark; instead, the two share some great stories and good laughs as Nikki Lane and her band stop by The Current's studio ahead of a show tonight (with Jamestown Revival and Hollow Wood) at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

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The Barr Brothers perform in The Current studio In the Studio

"We're from Montreal, but this is our first snow of the year," says Brad Barr, gazing out the window of The Current's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio. Although based in Montreal, The Barr Brothers draw from a world of influences. Before their gig at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, the Barr Brothers stopped at The Current for a live session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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