The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

IAMDYNAMITE performs live in The Current studio

IAMDYNAMITE has a thing for caps lock. Debut album "SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC" substantiates that claim and for good reason: the duo's take on power rock is loud, explosive, and fast. They've been propelled into the reputation of a burgeoning buzz band throughout 2011 via extensive touring and a ravenous fan base yearning for more.

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Slideshow: Jeremy Messersmith at MPR

Esteemed local singer-songwriter and longtime Current favorite Jeremy Messersmith stopped by Minnesota Public Radio to spread some holiday cheer with a lunchtime performance for the staff on Thursday, December 15. Enjoy this slideshow from the event!

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Diego Garcia performs live in The Current studio

It has only been a year since New York band Elefant parted ways, and former frontman Diego Garcia has wasted no time in launching himself back into recording music. This time, his focus is on a new solo project and debut album called "Laura."

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Laura Marling performs live in The Current studio

At just 21 years old, English folk singer Laura Marling has already released her third full-length album, "A Creature I Don't Know." With her first two albums nominated for the Mercury Prize, she's already accomplished a lot at a young age.

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Doomtree Performs Live in the UBS Forum

Doomtree's members have all been featured in the spotlight for their solo projects, but it has become a rare sight to see the collective perform together in recent years. So when their newest album "No Kings" was announced, people in the Twin Cities were understandably buzzing about the idea of more group collaboration in a live setting.

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Mark Wheat Interviews Doomtree

The Doomtree collective stopped by for a live performance in MPR's UBS Forum to celebrate the release of "No Kings," their newest album. On-air host Mark Wheat sat down for a chat with the group inbetween songs. Enjoy our video of their conversation.

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Nick Lowe performs live in The Current studio

Nick Lowe is kind of an enigma. Probably more well-known for the hit songs he has composed rather than his name, it's still easy to discern that he has a reputation in the music world, and a big one at that.

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The Honeydogs perform Beatles covers in The Current studio

As a recent tradition on The Local Show we invite a local band into the studio to perform a few tunes made famous by The Beatles in honor of the Minnesota Beatle Project. This year we invited The Honeydogs to put their spin on three classic Beatles songs.

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Polica performs live in The Current studio In the Studio

Polica had already recorded their first full-length before debuting on the local music circuit. So the mystery behind them after their inaugural show in September 2011 was already remarkably large, especially considering the musicians' previous projects like Roma di Luna, Bon Iver, and GAYNGS.

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