The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps perform live at the Minnesota State Fair

Local indie-folk darlings Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps may have begun their career with frontwoman Smith's early solo shows at the 400 Bar, but by now they've graduating headlining the main room at First Avenue for a show later this month. The Current was thrilled to welcome the band to our State Fair stage for the Local Show.

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Haley Bonar performs at the Minnesota State Fair

Singer-songwriter Haley Bonar is one of the staples of the Minnesota music scene, so it took a lot of people by surprise when she moved to Portland, Ore. two years ago. Well, the good news is that she's back in our wonderful state, and the better news is that she performed on our State Fair stage!

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Sims performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

Local rapper and Doomtree collective member Sims has had an amazing year, with his sophomore album "Bad Time Zoo" earning much critical and fan attention upon its February release. The Current was proud to welcome him to our State Fair stage.

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Peter Wolf Crier perform at the Minnesota State Fair

Peter Wolf Crier have graced The Current studios and the MPR State Fair booth before, and their popularity among Twin Cities music fans is widespread and enduring, so it was a no-brainer for us to bring them back to our stage at the Fair for another stellar performance live on this week's Local Show with David Campbell.

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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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