The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Dawes perform in the UBS Forum


Warmly received by the crowd, Dawes broke to talk to Mark Wheat a couple times during their five-song set, covering topics ranging from frontman Taylor Goldsmith's hesitance to try the Minnesota State Fair's trademark junk food and the mystery of how the band were chosen to open for Bob Dylan this summer.

Inventive indie supergroup Divine Fits perform at The Current

Divine Fits

Indie supergroup Divine Fits brings together members of Spoon, Wolf Parade, and more, so it's no wonder their debut full-length A Thing Called Divine Fits became an airplay staple at The Current and catapulted its way on to many of our staff's year-end lists. In town for a gig at Minneapolis' Varsity Theater, the band swung through our studios to play a session.

Peter Wolf Crier performs at the McNally Smith Soundbite Series

Peter Wolf Crier

Peter Wolf Crier reignited the modern surge of Minnesota bands signing to indie labels. Back in 2010, their debut "Inter-Be" took the community by surprise, and Peter Pisano and Brian Moen were promptly scooped up by Jagjaguwar Records for a re-release.

Eclectic indie-folk outfit Thao & the Get Down Stay Down performs at The Current

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

San Francisco's Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is the vehicle for the thoughtful indie folk-rock lyricism of singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen. Over the course of five albums and multiple singles (plus celebrated collaborations like her 2011 LP with indie-pop artist Mirah), she's developed a stripped-down, cerebral but deeply relatable voice that's earned her a sizable and devoted following.

Low performs in The Current studios


It takes a long time for any band to leave a substantial mark on the music world, and for Minnesota, there's only a handful of artists for each decade that we can say measure up. It's safe to assume we can now add Low to that list as the band celebrates 20 years together, as well as the release of their most acclaimed album yet "The Invisible Way."

Frightened Rabbit performs in The Current studio

Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit's fourth full-length (and first to be released on a major label, Atlantic Records), Pedestrian Verse, has earned both critical accolades and chart success in the UK (and in the band's native country, where it debuted atop the charts).