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Live Performances from The Current

Video: The Vaccines - "Teenage Icon" (Live at The Current)

The Vaccines

The Vaccines swung through the Twin Cities on their North American tour, and they were kind enough to drop by The Current's HQ for an intimate session. Enjoy this video of them performing an acoustic take on their awesomely catchy single "Teenage Icon."

Van Stee performs for 89.3 The Current

Van Stee

It has been a year in the making and Van Stee is following up their popular single "We Are" with a debut album of the same name. Concocted by Charlie Van Stee and Josh Kaplan, the now five-piece has been gaining steam in the Twin Cities with their Brit-inpsired pop rock.

Eels performs in The Current studio


Eels, the shape-shifting and long-running band that serves as a vehicle for the neuroses, quirks and fascinations of singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, have entered the eighteenth year of their prolific and always-surprising career.

Aby Wolf performs live for 89.3 The Current

Aby Wolf and Grant Cutler

Stick with me through this momentary confusion you might be experiencing: Wolf Lords was the name of a project launched last year that you heard a lot of on the station. It's a collaboration between Aby Wolf and Grant Cutler. However, now the project has been transitioned to Aby's name, and the album title has been made "Wolf Lords."

Video: Wake Owl - "Wild Country"

Wake Owl

Wake Owl's songwriter and frontman Colyn Cameron and violinist Aiden Brandt-Briscall dropped by The Current for an intimate acoustic performance of their tune "Wild Country."

Southwire performs in The Current studios


Sometimes Duluth feels very far away. Unless bands from the area are playing regularly in the Twin Cities, it's typical for some of the brightest acts from the North Shore to get overlooked. Last year, we got a ton of tips regarding musicians producing incredible work just a few hours from The Current's home-base. One of the bands we heard most often was Southwire, and we have a feeling that Minnesota is going to be talking a lot about them this year.

Yo La Tengo performs in The Current studio

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo are one of indie rock's longest-running and most prolific acts — active since 1984, they've humbly churned out over a dozen full-lengths and seemingly countless EPs and singles.

Mixed Blood Majority performs in The Current studios

Mixed Blood Majority

Mixed Blood Majority may be a new act, but the faces are familiar to Minnesotans. The trio consists of Joe Horton of No Bird Sing, Lazerbeak of Doomtree and Crescent Moon of Kill The Vultures. The new collaboration brings the best of all their projects into a cohesive collective, challenging listeners to embark on a hip-hop journey of styles throughout the years.

Exclusive live session with Beach House

Beach House

For Baltimore's Beach House, 2012 was a whirlwind year the cemented their reputation as one of indie rock's smartest and most talented bands. Enjoy these live tunes they recorded in Baltimore and sent along to The Current.