The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Beth Orton performs in The Current studio


Beth Orton live

While in town for a Wednesday show at the Varsity Theater, Beth Orton stopped by The Current studios to perform a few songs and chat with Steve Seel about songwriting with kids, the inspiration behind her new songs and working with producer Tucker Martine.

Ty Segall performs in The Current studios


Ty Segall

Ty Segall has been a busy man. Once upon a time, the guitar virtuoso was the secret gem of the Bay Area, but the world was bound to pick up on a guy who has released eight albums in just four years.

Big Cats! performs in The Current studios


Big Cats!

One half of Guante and Big Cats!, Spencer Wirth-Davis has been busy with his Big Cats self, creating beats for much of the hip-hop community in the Twin Cities over the past year. Because of his extensive collaborations, he's become of the most sought-after producers in the area. But for his new record "For My Mother," Spencer did the gathering of talent.

Grizzly Bear in studio performance


Grizzly Bear

A decade ago, Grizzly Bear was the moniker for vocalist and keyboardist Ed Droste's bedroom recordings. Today, Grizzly Bear is a four-piece band four albums deep into a career as one of indie rock's defining voices.

Dark Dark Dark performs in The Current studios


Dark Dark Dark

This seems to be a big year for Dark Dark Dark. At the time of recording this session with the quintet, they were about to jet off that night to Iowa City, the first date on their 2012 tour that will lead them across the States, to Australia, Europe and back again.

The Head and the Heart perform in The Current studio


The Head and the Heart

From opening act at First Avenue a year ago to headlining back-to-back shows this week, The Head and the Heart have had a big year. They stopped by The Current studio to debut a new song.