The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Jessica Lea Mayfield performs live in The Current studio

At the age of 21, singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield has been in the music business nearly her entire life. She began touring with her family at the age of four and then began singing with them when she was eight. Then at only sixteen, she started working with fellow Ohioan Dan Auerbach - one half of The Black Keys - when she was just sixteen.

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A Southern Songbook preview in The Current studio

The Great American Songbook is a compliation of American music, including ethnic American folk music, Ragtime, classical, and American and European musical theater from 1925 to 1960. Some have dismissed it as an older body of work that has no bearing on contemporary rock music; however, Adam Levy of the Honeydogs begs to differ.

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Fauna performs in The Current studio

17 years after the original members started playing together, the founding members of Fauna are back together. After a core lineup change in and a temporary period of extinction in the 1990's Fauna went into hibernation. Zachery Vex and crew are breathing new life into Fauna with a new EP Cellophane which will be released at Cause on Friday, February 11th.

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The Goondas perform in The Current studios

The Goondas have been compared to everyone from Mick Jagger to the Stooges to Steven Tyler. But these post-punk, gritty, blues-infused local stalwarts have a sound and look all their own.

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Liz Phair performs live in The Current studios

With a long career of ground-breaking music that began in the early '90s, singer-songwriter Liz Phair has moved from indie label goddess with the release of her debut "Exile in Guyville" in 1993 to selling over three million records across the globe including her latest, "Funstyle."

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Lissie performs live in The Current studios

Born Elisabeth Maurus, singer-songwriter Lissie started performing songs as the age of nine, while playing the title part in the musical "Annie." She started opening for touring bands that came through Fort Collins, Colo. when she was in college before producing her debut EP, "Why You Runnin'?," in 2007. Her powerful voice launched her career, and her debut album "Catching a Tiger" came out in the summer of 2010.

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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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