Local Current

About Local Current

Because Minnesota music is vital to The Current and our fair state, we created Local Current, a one-stop hub of all-Minnesota music.

At its core, a 24/7 stream of music dedicated entirely to musicians from Minnesota, available via our webstream, mobile apps or HD Radio in the Twin Cities at 89.3 HD2.


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Jack Garratt performs at The Current

Jack Garratt performs in The Current studio

Whether writing, producing or performing, Jack Garratt brings a serious work ethic to everything he does. 'I have a job and I have a duty, professionally and creatively, to give the best performance I physically can every single time I play,' Garratt says. In town for a recent show at First Avenue, Jack Garratt joined host Sean McPherson for a session recorded in The Current studio.

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Bishop Briggs at The Current

Bishop Briggs performs in The Current studio

It's been an interesting year for Bishop Briggs, aka Sarah Grace McLaughlin. Bishop Briggs spent last summer opening for Coldplay, and now she is touring with Austin-by-way-of-Iceland band Kaleo. Before her Twin Cities show, Bishop Briggs stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry put down railroad tracks in the studio

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have just released an album of railroad songs recorded at a number of train stations between Chicago and Los Angeles. 'It's certainly not about nostalgia,' Henry says. 'This is a part of our living heritage.' Bragg and Henry stopped in to the studio to play some songs and to chat with host and producer Mike Pengra.

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Phantogram perform at The Current

Phantogram perform in The Current studio

The members of Phantogram suffered a personal tragedy during the making of their recent album, 'Three.' But the music helped them express the many resulting emotions. 'It's cathartic in that way,' says Phantogram's Sarah Barthels. 'It's kind of like our therapy.' Touring in support of 'Three', Phantogram stopped by The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade.

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