The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Brother Ali performs in The Current studio


Brother Ali

Brother Ali is a local hip-hop icon who's been in the game for over a decade. He stopped by The Current studio to chat with Barb Abney about his new album and play a few songs.

The Valdons perform in The Current studios


The Valdons LIVE on 89.3 The Current

The Valdons were one of the most popular funk and soul groups of the late '60s and early '70s in the Twin Cities. After disbanding, the quartet never dropped their passion for music, continuing to perform with other bands and as solo artists. So Minnesotans and the rest of the world are getting a rare treat: the modern day reincarnation of The Valdons courtesy of Secret Stash Records.

Antibalas performs in The Current studios


Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

The sprawling Brooklyn-based group Antibalas has a core of eleven members but frequently incorporates other musicians, with each collaboration adding unique wrinkles to the band's funk and jazz-inflected Afrobeat sound.

Bomba De Luz performs in The Current studios


Bomba De Luz

Bomba De Luz only just put out their debut record "What A Heavy Weight," but the high-school band are already darlings in the local music community. With a CD release show that featured too many opening acts to count such as Brian Laidlaw, Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, Ill Chemistry and Guante, the young group is quickly finding their sound and finessing their craft.