Dan Wilson performs in The Current studios


In 2007 Dan Wilson received a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for writing the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice". Maybe 2008 will bring Dan the same fortune for his debut solo CD "Free Life".

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The New Pornographers perform in The Current studio


Vancouver indie-rock super group The New Pornographers formed in 1996, but didn't release their debut album, "Mass Romantic," until the fall of 2000. Not surprising, given everyone in the band was already involved with successful projects.

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Spoon perform in the Current studio


Spoon formed in Austin Texas in 1994 and released their debut CD, Telephono in 1996. Their sound and style were immediately compared to Sonic Youth and Pixies. Spoon's latest project is Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, named after a melody from one of the album's songs "The Ghost of You Lingers."

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Sea Wolf performs in the Current studio


Named after Jack London's 1904 novel, L.A.'s Sea Wolf is a moniker for singer/songwriter Alex Brown Church's dark, folk-rock project. Formerly the bassist in the pop band Irving,Church plays with a full band including cello and marxophone.

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John Vanderslice performs in the Current studio


John Vanderslice grew up in Florida and Georgia before eventually moving to Potomac Maryland. He took piano lessons as a child, and by eighth grade he had learned to play guitar. He released three well-received albums with the band MK Ultra and in 2000 his solo debut album, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines, was recorded in his own studio, Tiny Telephone which he started in 1997.

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Of Montreal perform in the Current studio


The band's founding member Kevin Barnes made headlines earlier this year when he performed several songs nude during a Las Vegas performance. Their latest CD is called "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer" and the band has embarked on another US tour to help promote it.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah perform in the Current studio


Being one of the few rock bands with a name you can act out in charades, the indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are known for their growing success by doing it themselves. Even with band members in both Philadelphia and Brooklyn, CYHSY have managed to record, produce, and distribute their albums on their own.

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The Aliens perform in the Current studio


Various members of the Aliens have been behind some of the most popular British-indie music in the last decade. Three of the band's members were originally part of the Beta Band, including founding member Gordon Anderson.

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The Current Sessions®

St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Tune-Yards perform songs from 'sketchy.' in a virtual session

Tune-Yards: Virtual Session

Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards join Maddie for a virtual session to play songs from their latest record, 'sketchy.' The three of them discuss the band's first time scoring a film, how martial arts movies played a role in their creative process, and thinking of themselves as athletes in the studio.

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Frances Forever: Virtual Session

Frances Forever - Virtual Session

Frances Forever joins The Current to play a few tracks and talk about balancing their senior year of college with a record label signing, their philosophy of recording cover songs, and which instruments they want to learn next.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: Our song

REO Speedwagon

LaTonya Floyd, George Floyd's sister, said the last time she talked to her brother they sang their favorite song to each other, "Keep on Loving You" by REO Speedwagon. That story has us thinking about our special songs with meaningful people in our lives.

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