The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

The Staves perform in the Forum at The Current

The Staves - Forum - 1

Sisters Emily, Camilla and Jessica Staveley-Taylor may be from Watford, England, but they spent enough time in the Upper Midwest to nearly be considered local. Between performing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and recording at Justin Vernon's April Base Studio in western Wisconsin, the Staves stopped in to the Forum at MPR for a performance before a live audience, hosted by Bill DeVille.

Rogue Valley perform in The Current studio

Chris Koza and Linnea Mohn

Ahead of the release show for their latest album, 'radiate/dissolve,' Rogue Valley stopped in to the studio to play some songs and to chat with Mary Lucia. Although 'radiate/dissolve' was three years in the making, it was nurtured during the band's time on the road. 'This record is informed by touring, by location, by where we've been,' keyboardist Linnea Mohn says.

Car Seat Headrest perform in The Current studio


Will Toledo, frontman and visionary behind Car Seat Headrest, is introducing the world to Car Seat Headrest, the band. 'This is no longer a solo project,' he says. In town to play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock Social Club, Car Seat Headrest visited The Current's studio, where they played songs off their debut album, as well as a web-exclusive cover of David Bowie's 'Blackstar.'

Frankie Lee performs in The Current studio

Frankie Lee

Ahead of his 'American Dreamer' release show at the Turf Club, Frankie Lee and company stopped by The Current to perform live in-studio and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

Polica perform at Rock the Garden 2016


Hometown favorites Poliça roared through a strong set, with double drums setting a titanium foundation and Channy Leaneagh's voice flowing over the band. Stream Polica's Rock the Garden 2016 performance.