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Live Performances from The Current

Delta Rae performs in The Current studios


Delta Rae

Siblings: you can't live with them, you can't be a folk rock band without them. At least that's the case for Ian, Eric and Brittany Holljes, who along with Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson, form the Durham-based sextet, Delta Rae.

Hot Chip perform in The Current studio


Alexis Taylor of British electro-pop band Hot Chip.

British band Hot Chip has made a career out of exploring the collision point between heart-rending indie rock, cleverly self-aware pop and spastic, dancefloor-ready electronica.

The Gaslight Anthem performs in The Current studios


Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem performs in The Current studios

New Jersey has a proud heritage of rock music, from punk legends the Misfits and the Bouncing Souls to the Boss himself. The sonic imprint of The Garden State is unmistakable in the music of The Gaslight Anthem, who have picked up the baton and are carrying it to new heights.

Lissie performs in The Current studio


Blues-influenced singer-songwriter Lissie.

Illinois-born, California-based singer-songwriter Lissie (born Elisabeth Maurus) earned breakout success with her debut album "Catching a Tiger," a searing collection of bluesy pop and indie folk powered by the songstress' immense vocal talent.

Blitzen Trapper perform in The Current studio


Portland, Ore.-based indie-folk group Blitzen Trapper.

Portland, Ore. folk-rock troupe Blitzen Trapper have been exploring the boundaries and possibilities of Americana for over a decade now, releasing a half-dozen full-lengths and winning the hearts of the national indie scene along the way.

JD McPherson performs in The Current studios


JD McPherson performs in The Current studios

"Signs and Signifiers," the debut record from bluesy, rockabilly artist JD McPherson, was rereleased by Rounder Records earlier this year. The wider release gives music fans a second chance to discover a quickly rising talent in McPherson.

John Mark Nelson performs in The Current studios


John Mark Nelson performs in The Current studios

When people hear John Mark Nelson's music for the first time, the sense of disbelief is usually evident. With arrangements that recall songwriters who have been in the business for decades, the 18-year old - and recently graduated - Minnetonka High student is turning heads for the mature compositions he's been recording since the age of 14.

The Walkmen perform in The Current studio


Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen

The New York City-based quintet the Walkmen have cemented their status as one of indie rock's most accomplished and talented acts in the ten years since they released their debut album. Their jagged, post-punk influenced sound has steadily mellowed and expanded, and singer Hamilton Leithauser's songwriting has matured as well.

Brendan Benson performs in The Current studios


While in town to play a show at The Varsity Theater, Brendan Benson stopped by The Current studios for a live performance.

It's been three years since Brendan Benson last stopped by The Current studios for a live set. Mark Wheat catches up with the versatile songwriter to find out what he's been up to.

Delta Spirit performs in The Current studios


Delta Spirit stopped in The Current's studios to play a few tracks off their new record.

Don't believe the critics of the world: Delta Spirit is not an Americana band. They may not know how to describe their music yet, but the five-piece out of California aren't going to let anyone box them into one genre.