The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Now It's Overhead performs in studio

Now It's Overhead mixes moody pop influences such as the Cure and Depeche Mode and the layered textures of bands like Spiritualized and My Bloody Valentine into lovelorn indie rock.

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Citizen Cope performs in studio

Citizen Cope is both a person (Clarence Greenwood) and a band. Born in Memphis, Greenwood is obviously the leader of the group, as he plays the keyboard, guitar, sings, and acts as a DJ, songwriter, and producer.

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Black Angels perform in studio

Formed in Austin Texas in May 2004, The Black Angels definitely have a love of all things 60s: From the trippy, Doors-like psychedelia right down to the strikingly cool, retro-style artwork.

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Michael Franti performs in studio

The former member of Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy is known for being politically active. Spearhead's latest album was inspired by a trip Franti took to Iraq so that he could see firsthand what toll the Iraqi War was taking on the people there.

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The Hold Steady hold court

The Hold Steady's last release, Separation Sunday, was a concept album. Singer Craig Finn's inspiration for their new critically acclaimed album Boys and Girls in America was a line from Kerouac's On the Road: "boys and girls in America have such a sad time together."

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One Self breaks into the American scene

One Self is one of many projects for DJ Vadim, Yarah Bravo, and BluRum 13. Although 1/3 of the group is American, they've had some problems getting their work released here. DJ Vadim says that is just the nature of the business.

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