The Shackeltons perform in the Current studio


The Chambersburg, Pennsylvania five-piece known as the Shackletons brought their gritty, garage rock (and some fancy dance moves) to The Current. Unfortunately, we cannot recreate the dance steps, but lead vocalist Mark Redding described the moves as best he could. He also described a near death experience. Neither of the two are related, but he discussed them with Mary Lucia before their show at the Triple Rock.

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Tapes 'n Tapes perform in the Current studio


With one full-length album under their belts, Minneapolis' Tapes 'n Tapes are ready to release their follow up "Walk It Off" on Tuesday. The fabulous four-some stopped by our studios to play some of the new songs and chat about their busy touring schedule and the blogger buzz.

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Nada Surf performs in The Current studios


"High/Low" was a major breakthrough for Nada Surf, mainly because of their infectious hit song "Popular." After their initial breakthrough the band toured in both the USA and most of Europe continuing to expand their fan base.

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Ingrid Michaelson performs in The Current studios


Ingrid Michaelson released her debut CD "Girls and Boys" in January 2007 on her own label, Cabin 24 Records. Four songs from her debut were also featured on the prime-time television drama Grey's Anatomy and in commercials for clothing company Old Navy.

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The Headlights perform in The Current studios


The band Headlights are touring fanatics spending more days on the road than not. With their light, dreamy melodies and male-female harmonies, they even managed to play ten shows at the South By Southwest music festival.

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The Mekons perform in The Current studios


The Mekons are a band originally from England that was formed in 1977. From the time of their debut album, "The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strnen", the Mekons wielded trebly guitars and shouted vocals over semi-funky rhythms tracks.

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Pat Donohue performs in The Current studio


Pat Donohue is no stranger to public radio listeners all across the country as the ace guitarist of the Guy's All Star Shoe Band on A Prairie Home Companion. He's also from Minnesota, based in St. Paul, and can be seen with various combinations of musicians around the area.

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British Sea Power performs in The Current studios


The band were originally known as British Air Power and one of their four songs in their demo package was called British Sea Power. They were signed to Rough Trade Records in 2001 and released several singles before releasing their debut CD, "The Decline Of British Sea Power" in 2003.

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Bell X1 performs in The Current studio


Bell X1 was formed from the remnants of Juniper in 1999. Their most successful year to date was documented with the CD/DVD set "Tour de Flock" in June of 2007, the first release on the band's newly established Bellyup Records label.

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The Current Sessions®

Gary Louris embraces isolation, plays songs from 'Jump For Joy' in Virtual Session

Gary Louris - Virtual Session

Founding member of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog, Gary Louris joins us for a virtual session to play songs from his second solo record, 'Jump For Joy' which came out this month. Gary chats with Mary Lucia about navigating quarantine as an artist, how he approaches his writing and recording in his solo work, and what's in store for his projects next.

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Bachelor talk collaboration, play songs from 'Doomin' Sun'

Bachelor - Virtual Session

Bachelor, the duo including Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte, join The Current for a virtual session to play tracks from their debut release, Doomin' Sun. The duo catch up with The Current about recording the record in Topanga, CA, the emotional meshing that takes place in a new collaboration, and writing to cope with fears of mortality.

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Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'

Rostam - Virtual Session

From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

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