The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Two Harbors perform live at the State Fair

Two Harbors have been making lovely, subtle indie-rock-'n'-pop right here in the Twin Cities for about five years now, and The Current was thrilled to have them to play at our booth at the State Fair.

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Dead Man Winter performs in The Current studio

When Dave Simonett, Ryan Young and Tim Saxhaug are not playing at break neck speeds in Trampled by Turtles they can be found with electric instruments in tow performing as Dead Man Winter. Joined by country blues guitarist Erik Koskinen, and drummer Noah Levy, Dead Man Winter takes the tempo down a few notches from Trampled by Turtles and adds a bit of country charm.

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Mystery Palace performs in The Current Studio

Mystery Palace is the local electronic project from the former 12 Rods member, Ryan Olcott, jazz bassist James Buckley and drummer Joey Van Phillips. Olcott, who also fills his time producing bands in the Twin Cities, produced their latest effort, Nervio.

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The Bombay Sweets perform in The Current studio

You'd think someone who's married to a food critic is more likely to be at restaurants rather than rock shows, but that isn't the case for Bombay Sweets' Nathan Grumdahl. Married to local food writer, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, he enjoys his duck confit just as much as his garage-surf-rock band. The former guitarist for Selby Tigers and Monarques, Grumdahl started the Bombay Sweets as a one- man-band and added His Mischief drummer Jeff Brown to the mix shortly after.

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Ghost In The Water perform in The Current studio

Husband and wife duo Nathan and Mandy Tensen-Woolery, formerly of the local band Fitzgerald, have shifted their sound from quirky folk to electronic, syth-dance in their latest project Ghost in the Water. Their new self-released record, Shooting Stars and Battle Scars draws on heavy influences from the 80's.

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Thurston Moore Live In-Studio

Thurston Moore is an indie-rock icon who founded and continues to play in the legendary Sonic Youth, and has also dabbled in solo work, racked up an impressive list of collaborations in the experimental classical and noise scenes, founded a record label and still found time to raise a family with Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon. 89.3 The Current was thrilled to welcome Thurston Moore to MPR's UBS Forum for a special solo session.

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Joey Ryan and the Inks perform in The Current studio

Beneath its pleasant exterior, the music of Joey Ryan & the Inks is a study in contrasts: sunny California vibes with earthy Midwestern roots; hummable melodies with a tinge of melancholy. The sound was established on the band's 2009 debut, "Well, Here We Are Then," and the group continues in the same vein on their brand new sophomore effort, "Dennis Lane", which was once again recorded and produced by the group in their home studio.

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