The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Allan Kingdom performs in The Current studio


Allan Kingdom performs in Studio M.

Ahead of his hometown appearance at the Pizza Luce Block Party, rapper Allan Kingdom reflects on his journey from coming up in the St. Paul scene to collaborating with Kanye.

PaviElle performs in The Current Studio


PaviElle French plays keys.

In the midst of writing her next album, PaviElle visited The Current studio to perform one of her new songs and talk with hosts Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber.

#MicroShow: Beth Ditto rocks the Turf Club


Beth Ditto MicroShow Turf Club

Beth Ditto performed a special acoustic concert for the latest MicroShow from The Current. Hear the entire show, and watch a video for the break-out single 'Fire.'

Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio


Angelica Garcia performs in The Current studio

When it comes to making music, Angelica Garcia describes herself as a bit of a recluse. Now touring in support of her album 'Medicine for Birds,' Garcia embraces the new experience of studio recording and of performing in front of people. 'It's been great, and it's really helped me grow as a person,' Garcia says. Listen to Angelica Garcia's recent in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Sean McPherson.

The Suburbs follow their muse in The Current's studio


The Suburbs perform in The Current studio

Having released their latest album, 'Hey Muse,' the Suburbs just completed what frontman Chan Poling describes as 'a whirlwind tour of middle America,' playing shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City and Des Moines. Now back on home turf and gearing up for their big album-release show at First Avenue on Friday, Aug. 4, the Suburbs stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

Chicano Batman embrace their inner superheroes


Chicano Batman perform in The Current studio

The word 'Chicano' has become a source of pride for many Latinos in the United States, including the members of Chicano Batman. 'Chicano Batman just means it's something that empowers yourself,' says frontman Bardo Martinez. 'It allows us to put on our uniform and get out there and be ourselves.' After playing a sold-out show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Chicano Batman stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

John Darnielle of Mountain Goats shares what's on his mind


John Darnielle - Mountain Goats

John Darnielle is known for thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics. ' I write more to find out what I'm thinking about than to express something I'm already thinking about,' the Mountain Goats frontman explains. Mountain Goats visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.