The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

In the Studio

Brandi Carlile performs in The Current studio In the Studio

In town for a couple of shows at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Brandi Carlile and her band stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off their forthcoming record, 'The Firewatcher's Daughter.' The session features the live radio premieres of three new songs, including one about which Carlile says, "It's my favorite song on the album, probably my favorite song ever."

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Doomtree perform before a live audience in MPR's Forum

Minnesota's own Doomtree visited MPR to put on an intimate and exclusive live performance as a part of their #LastBlowoutEver. "Every year, we want to outdo everything we've done," Sims says. Watch video and listen to audio of the performance, hosted by Mary Lucia.

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We Are the Willows perform live in The Current studio

Celebrating the release of their new concept album Picture (Portrait), Minneapolis' We Are the Willows stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the record live in-studio and to chat with the Local Show's host David Campbell.

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Sarah Krueger performs live in The Current studio

Anticipating the release of her sophomore album Lustrous, Duluth resident Sarah Krueger stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record and to chat with the Local Show's host David Campbell.

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Mike Doughty performs in The Current studio

Mike Doughty is playing back-to-back shows at the Dakota in Minneapolis tonight, prompting The Current's Bill DeVille to ask him if such a gig is difficult. "Not really," Doughty says. "I prefer to be playing music than not playing music." Doughty stopped in to The Current's studio to chat with DeVille and to play a few tunes before the doubleheader.

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Big Data perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of their sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Fitz and the Tantrums, Big Data stopped by The Current to chat with host Mark Wheat and to record tracks off their latest record live in our studio.

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