The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Alpha Consumer performs in The Current Studio

Though members of local band Alpha Consumer play with other artists--locals Dosh, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Happy Apple, and Haley Bonar--they rock the Twin Cities hard first and foremost as Alpha Consumer.

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Tapes n' Tapes performs in The Current studio

Tapes n' Tapes formed out of Carleton College and quickly found success including positive reviews from Pitchfork and Gorillas vs. Bear as well as signing to a major label within a year of their debut record.

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Hastings 3000 performs in The Current studio

With a gas mask, kick drum, guitar, smoke and lasers, Hastings 3000 is notorious for his extravagant live shows. Hasting is a one-man band. Knowing how to play forty-seven different instruments, Hastings is able to play at least ten at the same time.

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Mumford and Sons Live at First Avenue

Selling out faster than any other city in America, Mumford and Sons played to an energetic crowd at First Avenue on October 29th, and The Current was there to record it.

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The New Standards Holiday Special

The New Standards annual holiday show is always a mix of holiday classics and unexpected takes on recent favorites. This year was no different.

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MC/VL performs in The Current studio

Mighty Clyde (MC) and Vicious Lee (VL) the local hip-hop duo sample such diverse artists as Spoon and Otis Redding to back their old-school beats and fast, hard rhymes.

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Martin Devaney performs in The Current studio

Nicknamed the Mayor of Saint Paul, Martin Devaney has been a staple of the Twin Cities music scene for years. He started with local hip-hop group Heiruspecs before returning to his roots as a jazz saxophonist with Roma di Luna.

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Pert Near Sandstone

Local string band Pert Near Sandstone describe themselves as both "new-timey" and "old-timey." Whatever they are, the band sure gets toes tapping with their hard-driving bluegrass.

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