The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

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.

From crocheting to making music: Deap Vally perform in The Current's studios

Deap Vally perform in The Current studio

When Julie Edwards and Lindsey Troy first met in a crocheting lessons, they would have never thought of starting a band together, but after getting to know each other, they came together to form Deap Vally. Now, after the release of their second album, the duo stopped by The Current's studio before playing a sold-out show at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Waxing philosophical with Robyn Hitchcock in The Current studio

Robyn Hitchcock at The Current

In town to share the bill with longtime friends the Psychedelic Furs, Robyn Hitchcock stopped in The Current's studio to play three songs from his forthcoming self-titled album (releasing April 21) and to enjoy a deep and thoughtful conversation with host Mary Lucia.

Dawes perform #MicroShow at Icehouse

Dawes at Icehouse

Last fall, Dawes performed a #MicroShow in front of an intimate gathering of fans at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Hear the entire set, and see videos of their performances of 'Things Happen' and 'When The Tequila Runs Out'.

From college to a sold-out tour in one year: Maggie Rogers performs in The Current studio

Maggie Rogers performs in The Current studio

Just a year ago, Maggie Rogers was a senior at NYU; now she's performing a string of sold-out shows across North America. 'It's just pretty silly,' Rogers says incredulously. In town for a sold-out show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, Rogers and her band stopped at The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson.

Meet emerging new artist Jay Som on 'New Hot'

Jay Som

Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som, was signed to Polyvinyl Records and released a debut album, 'Everybody Works,' on March 10, 2017. ' I'm still getting used to it,' Duterte says of her budding career. 'I feel like I'm at the beginning stages of making music my job.' Jay Som joined New Hot host David Safar for an in-studio session.