The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Dr. Dog perform in The Current's studio

Philadelphia-based band Dr. Dog stopped by The Current's studio while they were in town to play a couple of shows at First Avenue. Dr. Dog spoke to The Current's Mark Wheat about their most recent album, 'B-Room', about creating a rapport with the audience and about their favorite sports mascot.

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Arctic Monkeys perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of their very sold out gig at First Avenue on Valentine's Day, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders came by The Current studios to record an intimate live in-studio session with host Mary Lucia.

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Actual Wolf performs live for The Local Show The Local Show

It's been quite the ride since Eric Pollard released his debut, self-titled album under the name Actual Wolf last fall. He performed tracks off the roots-rock record at The Current's 9th Birthday with an impressive backing band of local artists including brothers Jake (guitar) and Jeremy (drums) Hanson, Erik Koskinen — to whom the record's "vibe" is attributed — and Low's Steve Garrington.

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Jake Bugg performs live in the UBS Forum

On tour promoting his second album in as many years, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg returned to The Current last week to perform an intimate show inside Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. Between songs, The Current's Mark Wheat talks to Jake Bugg about Bugg's new album, 'Shangri La', and about his career trajectory thus far.

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Buffalo Moon performs live for The Local Show The Local Show

Three years since their last performance in our studios, Buffalo Moon has gone through big changes in that time. Most notably: lead singer Karen Freire made the move to New York to clear her head after some personal trials. That transition follows the path of so many other local acts in recent years -- members splitting time between Minnesota and other places out-of-state.

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Sean Anonymous and Dreamcrusher perform in The Current studios The Local Show

Sean Anonymous knows his way around the Twin Cities music community. At this point, his name is ubiquitous due to nonstop gigging and collaborations. Over the past year, you've likely caught him performing with the likes of Wide Eyes, Dimitry Killstorm, Phillip Morris, Lizzo and Rapper Hooks. But the main stage set-up you've probably witnessed him in is with improvisational rock band Dreamcrusher.

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