Tori Amos performs in The Current studios

Tori Amos is an outspoken and creative pianist, singer/songwriter and has sold over 12 million records worldwide. Her latest CD, entitled "American Doll Posse" is her ninth studio album and some are calling this her most ambitious work.

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Johnsmith performs in The Current studios

Johnsmith calls himself a "blue collar" songwriter and by looking at his history you could say that's accurate. He spent a number of years as a songwriter for Nashville music companies and has won numerous awards for his creations including honors at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. He also teaches songwriting to up and coming performers.

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The Owls perform in The Current studio

"Finally" is quite often the first word that comes to mind when people hear that local indie-poppers The Owls are finally releasing a full-length album. Their follow-up to 2004's "Our Hopes And Dreams" EP, "Daughters and Suns" continues to be loaded with male-female vocal harmonies and catchy melodies.

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Stars perform in the Current studio

The band has been called soft revolutionaries and their music described as their rallying cry. Their latest offering "In Our Bedroom after the War" was released in 2007 and the band continues to make beautiful and relevant music.

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Art Brut performs in The Current studios

Art Brut's first full-length CD was "Bang Bang Rock and Roll" released in May 2005. Since that time, the band has been out touring making even better music and they released their second full length project entitled, "It's A Bit Complicated" in June 2007.

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Sia performs live at The Fitzgerald Theater

On Halloween night, a few lucky listeners of Minnesota Public Radio were treated to a Halloween concert performed by Sia at the historic and haunted Fitzgerald Theater. At this special invite-only show, Sia and her band members took to the stage in full Halloween costumes for a live set.

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Keb' Mo' performs in The Current studios

Keb' Mo' doesn't like to be pigeon-holed. But he is. Often. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles, he was raised on gospel, played R&B and pop, but was later influenced by jazz and blues and now is widely known as one of the country's best blues singer-songwriters.

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Josh Rouse performs in The Current studios

The prolific singer-songwriter Josh Rouse loves the recording process. He doesn't find it difficult to write twelve good songs, so he finds himself in a recording studio every year or so. After recording over six days in Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain, Rouse released his seventh full-length album, "Country Mouse City House," the title of which was inspired by a 70-mile walk through the north of Spain.

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Rogue Wave perform in The Current studios

What's the best thing to do when you find yourself unemployed? Well, go to New York City, do some recording, head back to San Francisco, ditch your solo project, and form your own indie-rock band. That's exactly what Zach Rogue did when he left his solo project, Desoto Reds, to form Rogue Wave at the end of 2002.

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The Current Sessions®

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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Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

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Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice - Virtual Session

British alt-rockers Wolf Alice join The Current for a virtual session, and play songs from their new record, Blue Weekend. Ellie and Joff catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

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Trivia Week, Day Five: Great Moments in Live Music

Trivia Week, Day Five, features questions about great moments in live-music performance. Going head to head on this topic are the Craig Finn of the Hold Steady and Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie! You can test your knowledge with five bonus questions.

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