The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Holidae perform in The Current studio


With the recent release of their debut album, Minneapolis' Holidae stopped by The Current to perform in-studio and to chat with host Andrea Swensson of 'The Local Show.'

Seratones perform in The Current studio

Seratones press photo

Shreveport, La., band Seratones were signed to Fat Possum Records in 2015, and released their debut album, 'Get Gone', in May 2016. They've been touring heavily since then. 'You're constantly riding in and out of an adrenalin rush,' says frontperson AJ Haynes. 'It's kind of addictive, actually!' Before a show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., Seratones stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

Conor Oberst performs in The Current studio

Conor Oberst in studio

Conor Oberst says he doesn't really like surprises, but his next album, 'Ruminations,' came about somewhat surprisingly. One of the heads at Oberst's label 'just really liked the recording and he suggested that we just put it out,' Oberst recalls. 'I thought it was an interesting idea.' Oberst visits The Current's studio to play songs from the new album and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

Shovels & Rope perform in The Current studio

Shovels & Rope perform in The Current studio.

On their latest album, 'Little Seeds,' Shovels & Rope continue to stretch creatively. 'We're always kind of morphing and doing things a little bit different to stretch our legs,' says Michael Trent, co-frontperson with Cary Ann Hearst. Listen to Shovels & Rope's complete in-studio session, hosted by Bill DeVille on 'United States of Americana.'

Marian Hill perform in The Current studio

Marian Hill: Samatha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd

Taking their name from a mashup of character names from 'The Music Man,' Marian Hill are touring in support of their debut full-length album, 'Act One.' While in town to play a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Marian Hill visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

Glass Animals perform in The Current studio

Dave Bayley of Glass Animals

The people Glass Animals' Dave Bayley met while on tour for the band's previous album formed the foundation for Glass Animals' new record, 'How To Be A Human Being.' In town for a show at the Myth Live Event Center in Maplewood, Minn., Glass Animals stopped at The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mac Wilson, where Bayley provides the story behind the stories that inspired this new batch of songs.

Local Natives perform in The Current studio

Taylor Rice of Local Natives at The Current

Local Natives' latest album, 'Sunlit Youth,' emerged after the band concluded a heavy touring schedule and returned home to California. 'We found ourselves back home in L.A., and really just finding it this inspiring, beautiful place to be in this world of possibility,' says the band's Taylor Rice. Listen to the complete Local Natives in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Jade.

Sara Watkins performs in the studio

Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio.

Touring in support of her new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways,' Sara Watkins visited our studio for a session heard on Radio Heartland and on The Current's 'United States of Americana.'