Adam Brevin of She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge - in studio

Do you think that Fred Durst has good taste? Well, he may not seem like the hippest guy around these days, but he did manage to sign L.A.'s She Wants Revenge to his imprint for Geffen after they were introduced to him by Balthazar Getty.

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Guy Garvey, lead singer of the band Elbow

Elbow - in studio

Known for their unique sound and the deeply personal lyrics of singer Guy Garvey, Elbow have received vast critical acclaim and been endorsed by major artists REM, U2, and Blur.

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Dave Hamelin of the band The Stills

The Stills - in studio

The Stills are a Canadian rock band consisting of members Tim Fletcher, Dave Hemlin, Liam O'Neil and Oliver Crowe. They have known each other since the age of 12 and played in various bands prior to forming the Stills in 2000.

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Jesse Hughes of the band Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal - in studio

Fans of The Eagles of Death Metal might hate this comparison, but it's going to be made anyway: they're a little like Andrew WK. They are about making rock n' roll, drinking, girls, partying, and fun.

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Metric - in studio

The band Metric has been touring in support of their latest record "Live It Out", which was released last fall.

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Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright - live in studio

With the release of her self-titled debut album in 2005, Martha Wainwright moved out of the shadow of her musical family and into her own spotlight as a singer/songwriter.

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The Current Sessions®

Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio

Mt. Joy live at PledgeHouse for SXSW

After making a huge splash on Spotify, Los Angeles band Mt. Joy seamlessly made the leap from studio band to touring outfit. 'I think we just got really lucky to have a good group of people,' says Mt. Joy co-founder Matt Quinn. Mt. Joy recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Lake Street Dive perform in The Current studio

Lake Street Dive in The Current studio

To be clear, Lake Street Dive didn't 'self produce' their latest album, 'Free Yourself Up.' 'We produced each other,' says drummer Mike Calabrese. 'And there really is no better producer for us as individuals than the other members of the band.' Lake Street Dive recently visited The Current to play songs from the new record, including the hit single, 'Good Kisser.'

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John Maus performs in The Current's studio

John Maus performs in The Current's studio

He grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and he's been back for about seven years. Recently, synthesizer icon John Maus stopped by The Current to perform "Episode," "Touchdown," "Pure Rockets," and "Quantum Leap."

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Naked Giants perform in The Current studio

Jade in the studio with Naked Giants

Seattle's Naked Giants are new enough to the music scene, they're still working out their reason for being. Drummer Henry LaVallee distills it to one accessible idea: "It's all about eliciting emotion," he says. Listen to Naked Giants perform a set of rocking tunes from their debut album 'SLUFF,' in an in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Summer heat


Today is National Heat Awareness Day - and how appropriate since the Twin Cities is going to get swampy and thick this weekend with temps up in the mid 90s. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention hot, heat, sweat and sun?

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