A.C. Newman performs in The Current studio

A.C. Newman performs "I'm Not Talking" live in the studio on 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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A.C. Newman performs in The Current studio
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Canadian singer-songwriter A.C. Newman is making a name for his own name. Many know him as the influential force behind indie rock groups Supercounductor, Zumpano and most of all, The New Pornographers. But now after almost a decade, his solo career is beginning to define his sound.

Newman's third solo album, Shut Down the Streets, was recorded in New York and features contributions from former New Pornographers colleague Neko Case. The Canuck has said the new album "is all about birth, death, happiness and sadness, chronicling a time in my life where all those things had to learn to coexist side by side."

While in town to play at the Turf Club, A.C. Newman visited The Current studio to chat with Steve Seel and perform a few songs.

Songs performed: "I'm Not Talking," "You Could Get Lost Out There" and "Hostages."

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    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio
    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio
    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio
    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio
    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio
    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio
    A. C. Newman performs in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)