The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

The Alarmists - in studio

The Alarmists

The Alarmists just released their debut CD, "A Detail of Soldiers" on their new independent label, Instrument Control Records. They stopped by The Current to chat with Mary Lucia.

Tim O'Reagan - in studio

Tim O'Reagan

Tim O'Reagan is best known as the drummer for the Jayhawks, but he also writes songs, sings, and plays guitar.

Desdamona - in studio


Iowa native Desdamona is the premier female hip-hop artist in the Twin Cities. She's also creating opportunities for many other Twin Cities artists, helping to produce the Twin Cities first-annual women in hip-hop conference called "B Girl Be Hip-Hop Summit" in 2005.

The Walkmen - in studio

Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

The Walkmen are five guys from New York, but you'd never guess it from their rich and rhythmic - almost mariachi-style - sound.

The Coup - in studio

Boots Riley of The Coup

The Coup draws from the rich funk and hip-hop tradition of their native Oakland to craft a catchy and soulful sound transcends the merely political.

Two Gallants - in studio

Tyson Vogel of Two Gallants

Two Gallants have a soft-spoken manner that belies the power of their warm, romantic Western sound: equal parts American traditional and the modern, world-weary sensibility of a new generation.

Wood Brothers - in studio

Chris Wood

They have the paperwork to prove they're real brothers. They were raised together in Colorado, but developed their musical chops in different cities.

Mason Jennings - in studio

Mason Jennings

It's been seven years since Mason Jennings first gained notice as the standing Thursday night act at the 400 Bar. Now the beloved troubador has moved from D.I.Y. to indie label to a major.

Film School - in studio

Members of the band Film School

San Francisco-based Film School has a flair for majestic swirls of layered guitar and keyboards, which they juxtapose with driving, and sometimes jagged, melodies.

The Concretes - in studio

Victoria Bergsman

The Concretes hail from Stockholm, Sweden. They are playing with borrowed instruments after being the victims of theft outside the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Where they found a loaner glockenspiel is a mystery. Lead singer Victoria Bergman was joined on our studios by the flute-playing pianist and glockenspieler Ludwig Rylander and guitarist Daniel Varjo.