The Current Sessions

Live Performances from The Current

Villa Rosa performs in The Current studio

Villa Rosa is the recent collaboration of longtime friends Maria Isa and Muja Messiah. Maria Isa, The local Latin MC, singer, and actress had lent her vocals to Muja Messiah's 2008 "Adventures of BBoy DBoy," and 2010 "M-16's" releases.

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The 4onthefloor performs at the Minnesota State Fair

With as many bass drums as they have members in the band (hint: it's the number you'd expect given their band name), Vita.mn Are You Local? winners 4onthefloor kick out the blues-rock jams with awesome foot-stompin' intensity. They performed at the Minnesota State Fair for MPR Day.

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Tapes 'n Tapes perform at the Minnesota State Fair

Minneapolis indie quartet Tapes 'n Tapes may have been enjoying Pitchfork accolades and seeing their songs in commercials as early as their 2005 debut LP "The Loon," but they remain a Twin Cities band through and through. The Current was proud to have the band join us at our booth at this year's Minnesota State Fair.

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Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps perform live at the Minnesota State Fair

Local indie-folk darlings Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps may have begun their career with frontwoman Smith's early solo shows at the 400 Bar, but by now they've graduating headlining the main room at First Avenue for a show later this month. The Current was thrilled to welcome the band to our State Fair stage for the Local Show.

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Haley Bonar performs at the Minnesota State Fair

Singer-songwriter Haley Bonar is one of the staples of the Minnesota music scene, so it took a lot of people by surprise when she moved to Portland, Ore. two years ago. Well, the good news is that she's back in our wonderful state, and the better news is that she performed on our State Fair stage!

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Sims performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

Local rapper and Doomtree collective member Sims has had an amazing year, with his sophomore album "Bad Time Zoo" earning much critical and fan attention upon its February release. The Current was proud to welcome him to our State Fair stage.

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Peter Wolf Crier perform at the Minnesota State Fair

Peter Wolf Crier have graced The Current studios and the MPR State Fair booth before, and their popularity among Twin Cities music fans is widespread and enduring, so it was a no-brainer for us to bring them back to our stage at the Fair for another stellar performance live on this week's Local Show with David Campbell.

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