The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

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.

The New Pornographers play a stripped-down set in The Current studio


The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio

In town for a show at First Avenue, the New Pornographers stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Frontman and chief songwriter A.C. Newman explains how he'd love to write a song like 'Daydream Believer' -- and how the video for the song 'High Ticket Attractions' was shot by Minnesota filmmaker Dan Huiting.

Bob Mould performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul


Bob Mould Microshow

In April of 2016, The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Bob Mould at the Turf Club in St. Paul. On the same day that Prince passed away, Mould shared a blistering and cathartic eleven-song set from his time in Sugar and his work as a soloist. Listen to songs from that performance on our website.

Ben Folds performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul


Ben Folds at the Turf Club - 3

The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Ben Folds at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., back in November of 2015. Ben played some older songs as well as songs from his new album, 'So There.' Listen to the songs and watch video from the performance.