Bridie Monds-Watson -- known by her stage name, SOAK -- didn't consciously set out to be a singer-songwriter. 'I always wanted to play drums,' she says. 'It was just whenever I felt confident on guitar and new enough chords, I started singing along to what I was playing.' Now touring in support of her debut album, 'Before We Forgot How to Dream,' Monds-Watson played an in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Bill DeVille.
On An On are glad to be back in Minnesota. 'It feels like a homecoming,' says singer and guitarist Nate Eiesland. 'People are discovering we're from here.' Before their album-release party this Saturday, July 25, at Icehouse in Minneapolis, On An On stopped in to The Current's studio for a live session hosted by Mac Wilson.
Composed of sisters Emily, Camilla and Jess Staveley-Taylor, folk-rock trio the Staves passed through the Twin Cities on their way to perform at the Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival in Wisconsin. Their connection to that area runs deep; their latest album, 'If I Was', was produced by Justin Vernon and recorded at his April Base studio. 'It was a really, really magic first trip out there,' Jess Staveley-Taylor says. Check out the full session.
In town to play a show at the Cabooze Plaza in Minneapolis, Dawes -- Taylor Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, Griffin Goldsmith, Tay Strathairn and recent addition Duane Betts -- stopped by The Current's studio to play some songs off the new album and to chat with Bill DeVille.
With songs that often stretched past the 10-minute mark and over a dozen musicians eager to step up and take a solo, Seun Kuti had no problem keeping the energy hot. Stream Seun Kuti and Egypt 80's Rock the Garden 2015 performing in its entirety.
Triumphant. Empowering. Ravenous. Life-changing. Those are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Babes in Toyland's homecoming set, which was their first time performing in Minneapolis since 2001. Stream Babes in Toyland's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon unwrapped a multi-layered, hazy set of psychedelia, merging surreal lyrics with guitar squalor and moody organ parts. Stream GOASTT's Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.