The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Howler performs in The Current studio

Howler may have been started as a side project by Jordan Gatesmith from Total Babe, but the attention they are receiving is front and center. Howler was recently signed to London based Rough Trade Records home of The Smiths, The Strokes, and Belle and Sebastian.

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Pink Mink performs in The Current studio

After conquering the 2010 Picked to Click Poll, playing First Avenue's Best New Band Showcase and claiming the hearts of Twin Cities music fans, Pink Mink is ready to release their debut self-titled album.

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The Blind Shake perform in The Current studio

The trio of Jim Blaha, Mike Blaha, and Dave Roper have now been gracing the Twin Cities with their brand of noise rock--with its hints of blues and 60s garage-psych--for the better part of a decade.

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The Heavenly States perform in The Current studios

Maybe you know Heavenly States because you saw them featured on CNN for playing in Lybia in 2005, shortly after the ban on western artists was raised. Maybe you discovered them recently because Britt Daniel of Spoon is featured on their latest single, "Berlin Wall." Maybe you've picked up one of their recordings over the last few years, or maybe you've known one of the members since high school.

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Dan Israel perfroms in The Current studio

Dan Israel was the first guest on The Local Show and returned to the Current Studio in support of his 11th full length release, "Crosstown Traveler." Dan stopped by to chat about his lengthy music career and what it takes to be a dad who rocks.

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My Morning Jacket performs live at Rock the Garden

Rock the Garden headliners My Morning Jacket are one of the last decade's greatest indie rock acts, and we were thrilled to have them perform. The band brushed aside the bad weather and delivered a blistering set of their trademark psychedelic indie-Americana.

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Zebulon Pike perform in The Current Studio

After forming in 2002 and discarding more metal sounding names, members of Zebulon Pike found that the name of the early American explorer was the best fit for their blend of instrumental prog-doom metal. Since then Zebulon Pike have won numerous awards including City Pages "Best New Band of 2004," Best Hard Rock Group" and "Best Hard Rock Recording" at the 2004 Minnesota Music Awards.

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Bob Mould Live in the UBS Forum

Bob Mould, co-founder of the seminal Minneapolis punk band Husker Du, as well as the hit-making alt rock group Sugar, has written an autobiography. It's called "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody." He read from the new book, talked with Mary Lucia and played a few songs in the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio.

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