The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Phosphorescent, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

Raised in Alabama and based in Brooklyn, Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck makes moody, searching, raggedly pretty music. But there's also a wise, homesick weariness to Houck's voice that transcends time and place. Hear Phosphorescent perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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JD McPherson Live from The Newport Folk Festival

JD McPherson provides a refreshing reminder that retro roots music isn't timid: His debut album, Signs & Signifiers, synthesizes blues and rockabilly and old-school rock 'n' roll with an unmistakable punk spirit. Here he performs as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band talks with Bill DeVille, perform new tracks

Bill DeVille chatted with band leader and tuba player Ben Jaffe of the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band in between their music set recorded at City Winery in New York about their new record That's It!, working with Dan Wilson of Semisonic, and the group's historic performances including Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater in the 60s.

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Savages storm The Current studio

Between their much-buzzed-about set at the Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday and their sold-out show at the Triple Rock Social Club last night, excitement over Savages is at an all time high.

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Grant Hart performs in The Current studios

Grant Hart may be most well-known for his time spent in Husker Du as the band's drummer, but his solo career has been keeping time for far longer than the lifespan of Husker Du. Hart stopped by our studios to play new songs from his ambitious double album 'The Argument.'

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Father John Misty performs an intimate show in the UBS Forum

Enjoy audio and video (including 2 unreleased tracks and a Dory Previn cover) from the exclusive Father John Misty performance in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. He chats with Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show about his off-the-wall moniker, the move from Seattle to Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities gene pool.

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