The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

OMD perform in The Current studios

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, better known by their acronym OMD, began their career in the UK in 1978, trading in synth-pop, new wave and experimental post-punk sounds for nearly two decades before lead singer and bassist Andy McCluskey (at that point the only remaining original member) called it quits. The original line-up reunited in 2005, and have been touring and recording ever since.

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The Cloak Ox perform in The Current studio

Members of Fog, Lateduster, and Dosh have joined forces under the name The Cloak Ox. After taking a three year break from songwriting, Fog front man Andrew Broder started writing songs that he knew his friends Jeremy Ylvisaker (Alpha Consumer), Mark Erickson (Fog), and Martin Dosh could help bring to life.

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Grieves performs live in The Current studio

Performing under the name Grieves, the hip hop duo comprised of Benjamin Laub and multi-instrumentalist Josh Karp, who goes by Budo are one of the latest additions to the local label Rhymesayers. While both came from the Seattle scene, it was until they were both in central Illinois that they met.

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Peter Wolf Crier perform in The Current studios

Peter Wolf Crier have graced The Current studios and the MPR State Fair booth multiple times, and their popularity among Twin Cities music fans is widespread and enduring. We were excited to welcome them back to the studio.

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Viva Voce performs in The Current studios

Kevin and Anita Robinson are a husband and wife team that call Portland, Ore. home. They have been playing together for over 15 years as both Viva Voce and as part of Blue Giant. The band was in town for a show on the U of M Campus last week, and they dropped in for a very special, rare acoustic set.

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Active Child performs in The Current studio

Active Child is the musical project of New Jersey native and Los Angeles resident Pat Grossi. While his sound incorporates a number of different styles, it is his amazing voice and echoing harps that stands out on his first full-length album.

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Mason Jennings performs at the Westminster Church

This month, on the eve of the release of his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings and 89.3 The Current teamed up for a road-trip tour featuring .shows in intimate venues in Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato, with benefits going to help Hunger-Free MN. Now, we bring you audio and video from his performance at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis.

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The Jayhawks perform at the Fitzgerald Theater

The Jayhawks have been a staple of the alt-country scene since their debut 25 years ago, right up until they went on hiatus in the mid-'00s. The band reunited recently, and joined 89.3 The Current for an invite-only performance at the historic Fitzgerald Theater before the release of their new album.

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Halloween, Alaska performs in The Current studio

Since forming in 2002 Halloween, Alaska has become one of the most beloved electro art-rock outfits in the Twin Cities. Their latest album "All Night The Calls Came In," out on Amble Down Records, is their most stripped down offering to date.

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