The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Lucius perform at Rock the Garden 2015

It's no secret that Minneapolis loves Lucius — we are the home to one of their largest, most adoring fanbases. Stream Lucius' Rock the Garden 2015 performance in its entirety.

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Conor Oberst performs at Rock the Garden 2015

As the sun started to set behind the Rock the Garden stage, Conor Oberst delivered the day one's most pensive set. Stream Oberst's Rock the Garden 2015 performance with the Felice Brothers in its entirety.

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Heartless Bastards perform in The Current studio

Heartless Bastards tried something new for their latest album. 'We've never done sort of a destination recording,' says frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom, explaining how the band decamped to Tornillo, Texas, to record 'Restless Ones' at Sonic Ranch, set in the middle of world's largest pecan farm. Listen to Heartless Bastards' stripped-down set and their chat with Mark Wheat.

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In the Studio

Metric perform in The Current studio In the Studio

It's always a treat when Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric come by our studio, and today they gave us another wonderful surprise: In addition to playing three songs from three different albums, they worked out an acoustic version of 'Cascades' from their forthcoming 'Pagans in Vegas.' Check out the full in-studio, recorded ahead of Metric's scheduled gig at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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In the Studio

Best Coast perform in The Current studio In the Studio

Now signed to Harvest Records, there's something Best Coast have noticed after releasing their third album, 'California Nights'. 'It feels like a more confident version of Best Coast,' says frontwoman Bethany Cosentino. Best Coast visited The Current for an in-studio session to play some songs and talk about the new record.

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