The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Emily Haines makes it personal


Emily Haines

Former Metric front-woman Emily Haines wrote and recorded "Knives Don't Have Your Back" over four years in four cities and two countries.

The Roches perform in studio


The Roches

Maggie, Terre and Suzzy Roche started singing Christmas carols in New Jersey when they were young, and have since recorded 15 albums as trios, duos and singles. They're back together as a trio for their latest tour passing through Minnesota, and have a new record coming out in March 2007.

My Brightest Diamond performs in studio


My Brightest Diamond

My Brightest Diamond is Shara Worden, granddaughter of an Epiphone-playing traveling evangelist, fathered by a National Accordion Champion, and mothered by a church organist. Spanish tango, Sunday-morning gospel, classical and jazz were the accompaniment to her home life.

Frank Black performs in studio


Frank Black

He's now spent more time as solo artist Frank Black than he ever did as Pixies front man Black Francis. His solo work, however, has never gotten the same attention. While he hopes his newest album Fast Man Raider Man will change that, he's just happy making music.

Michael Franti performs in studio


Michael Franti

The former member of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy is known for being politically active. Spearhead's latest album was inspired by a trip Franti took to Iraq so that he could see firsthand what toll the Iraqi War was taking on the people there.

TV on the Radio performs in studio


TV on the Radio

The core of Brooklyn-based TV on the Radio are Tunde Adebimpe and David Andrew Sitek. Their music can sound like a film score, improved electronica, or as accessible as any band out there.

Yo La Tengo performs in the Current studio


Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo have been performing for more than 20 years. While they haven't achieved the popular acclaim of their contemporaries the Flaming Lips, they get a lot of credit for outlasting pretty much everyone else.

Annie Stela performs in studio


Annie Stela

Annie Stela got her start playing the piano as a kid. She didn't like the lessons at first; it wasn't the practice, but the fact she had to play songs written by other people.