The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

M. Ward - in studio

M. Ward doesn't like to discuss the meanings of the songs he writes; he prefers the songs to speak for themselves. Luckily, the Portland-based singer's songs have a lot to say about subjects from love to the state of America.

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Jurassic 5 - in studio

Anyone who knows anything about "Old School Hip Hop" has probably compared Jurassic 5 to the Cold Crush Brothers, The Crash Crew, or the Furious Five. Don't be confused, as J5 has their own signature style that is like nothing else on the Hip Hop scene today.

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Cracker performs in studio

Cracker may be considered a somewhat traditional rock band, yet singer/guitarist David Lowery's roots were anything but traditional since he's fronted the '80s outfit Camper Van Beethoven.

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The [Gosh Darn] Doo Wop Band - in studio

Remember Bowser and Sha-Na-Na? Well, there's a Twin Cities group that thinks it is high time for another revival. The [Gosh Darn] Doo Wop Band features three female singers who sing about heartbroken girls and the bad boys they love.

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Amos Lee - in studio

Former schoolteacher Amos Lee takes inspiration from some of the greats of soul, such as Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, and folk legends like John Prine and Dave Van Ronk.

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Ghostland Observatory - in studio

Thomas Turner and Aaron Behrens are the duo that makes up Ghostland Observatory. With their blend of electronics, drums, guitar and vocals, they have emerged with a sound that is the culmination of past influence and present inspiration.

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Silversun Pickups - in studio

Named after an L.A. liquor store that they've lived above for years, the band played a stripped-down, acoustic version of several songs from their debut full-length album "Carnavas."

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Greg Laswell - in studio

Greg Laswell is a singer/songwriter from San Diego who is not afraid to tap into some very personal and dark parts of his life for musical inspiration. In the case of his latest album "Through Toledo," it was his recent divorce that provided the material.

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