The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Golden Smog - in studio

What started out as a not-so-serious diversion involving members some of the Midwest's most popular bands has transmogrified into on of the Midwest's most popular bands.

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Buzzcocks perform live in studio

Formed in 1975, the Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the world of punk rock. Along side other musical icons such as Joy Division and the Stone Roses, the Buzzcocks helped establish Manchester as one of the biggest punk rock cities in England.

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Alexi Murdoch - in studio

Traditionally musicians go to L.A. to be discovered. Scottish singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch didn't discover his own music talent until he was all ready there.

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The Rakes - in studio

The Rakes don't allow themselves to be influence by a single genre, but rather by all of them. To paraphrase the band: If they like it, they'll incorporate it.

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World Party - in studio

World Party fell apart after leader Karl Wallinger was struck down by an aneurysm that left him unable to speak. After several years of rehabilitation, Wallinger put the group back together, and re-mastered and packaged "Dumbing Up" on his own label. World Party stopped by The Current to perform and chat with Brandt Williams.

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The Alarmists - in studio

The Alarmists just released their debut CD, "A Detail of Soldiers" on their new independent label, Instrument Control Records. They stopped by The Current to chat with Mary Lucia.

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Bruce Cockburn - in studio

For nearly 40 years now, Bruce Cockburn has been writing songs, recording and touring all over the world. He has released his 29th album "Life Short Call Now" on Rounder Records.

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Rock Kills Kid - in studio

Los Angeles-based alt rock group Rock Kills Kid released a well-received EP in 2001 and then disappeared. Lead singer and songwriter Jeff Tucker tucked himself away in a studio for a few years, wrote over a hundred songs and emerged to record the group's first album, "Are You Nervous?"

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James Hunter - in studio

You can call his sound soul mixed with reggae with a retro feel, but James Hunter prefers to call his sound timeless. This British crooner is one of the only soul singers to come out Europe in recent years.

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