Carrie Newcomer performs in The Current studio


In her eleventh album, Carrie Newcomer continues on a constant journey through human relationships - relationships we have with each other and spiritual relationships within our own hearts. She admits to being a "theology nerd" and that her songs often ask really good questions, but leaving the answer lines open to the listener.

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Gary Louris performs in The Current studios


He's a founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and a member of the Midwest musical collective/side-project Golden Smog. His latest solo project is entitled "Vagabonds," with a scheduled release date of February 19, 2008.

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Dean and Britta performs in The Current studios


Former members of Luna Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips released "L'Avventura," an album of covers and duets produced by Tony Visconti. This was followed by Back Numbers, again with Visconti producing, in February 2007.

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Keren Ann performs in The Current studios


Keren Ann released her full-length debut, "La Biographie de Luka Philipsen," in 2000. La Biographie was received well in Europe and earned several nominations for the Victoires - the French equivalent of the Grammy - for Best New Discovery (Artist and Album) and Best Song of the Year.

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Dan Newton performs in The Current studios


Chances are, if you've heard any live music in the Twin Cities at any time you've seen Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton in his trademark hi-top Chuck Taylors playing the accordion. He's the founding member of several area bands including the Cafe Accordion Orchestra, the Rocking Pinecones, Jumbo Yaya and others.

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Bob Mould performs in The Current studios


Bob Mould has written the song of his career! However it won't be on his new album, "District Line," but the former Husker Du guitarist/singer/songwriter Bob Mould played a snippet of it when he stopped by The Current.

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Spaghetti Western String Co. performs in The Current studio


What do you call a string ensemble when it adds a wind instrument? "Good question," say the members of the Spaghetti Western String Co. They've added a clarinetist in the past year which moved them in new musical directions while maintaining their indefinable sound.

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Ellis performs in The Current studios


Ellis is talented singer-songwriter based out of the Twin Cities with a loyal, involved fan base. So involved, in fact, that they had a large part in producing a recent live album by helping her decide the album's musical direction and which songs to include.

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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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