Victoria Bergsman

The Concretes - in studio


The Concretes hail from Stockholm, Sweden. They are playing with borrowed instruments after being the victims of theft outside the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Where they found a loaner glockenspiel is a mystery. Lead singer Victoria Bergman was joined on our studios by the flute-playing pianist and glockenspieler Ludwig Rylander and guitarist Daniel Varjo.

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The Vacation

The Vacation - in studio


The Vacation, a four-piece from LA, offers a new look at pure old-fashioned rock: they're gritty, noisy, catchy, and mesmerizing. The band, fronted by brothers Ben and Steve Tegel, are also articulate and enthusiastic as they talk and joke about their musical influences, their new record, and their evolution from the underground L.A. scene to a new major-label record deal. On their way to a show at the 7th St. Entry, The Vacation stopped in at the Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat.

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David Ford

David Ford - in studio


The affable English singer/songwriter David Ford just released his debut album, "I Sincerely Apologise for All the Trouble I've Caused," and has been touring with Gomez and Aqualung.

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The band Aloha

Aloha - in studio


Though geographically challenged, the four members of the band Aloha still finds the time to collectively play music, record, and tour.

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Vasen

Vasen - in studio


The members of the trio Vasen play traditional instruments, but bring modern arrangements, their passion, and new interpretations to the old melodies of their native Sweden.

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Audible

Audible - in studio


In 2003, after parting ways with Matt Pond PA, Mike Kennedy and Jim Kehoe turned their attention to creating the band Audible.

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Floyd and brother

Floyd Collins - in studio


The area premiere of the musical "Floyd Collins" is being produced by Theater Latte Da. It's the story of the incredible media circus that surrounded the news of a man trapped in a Kentucky cave.

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Giveaways

The Current Sessions®

Pinegrove perform in The Current studio

Pinegrove perform in The Current studio

Though 'Cardinal' was released back in Feb. 2016, Pinegrove are still selling out venues, like The Entry, in support of it. After some teasing of new music over this past summer, the promise of new music from Pinegrove is here. They stopped at The Current studio to share some of it.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield sings to empower

Jessica Lea Mayfield performs in The Current studio

Jessica Lea Mayfield's new album, 'Sorry Is Gone', seems to have arrived at just the right time. As news headlines are filled with more and more people coming forward with accounts of abuse and harassment, Mayfield's new album is an empowering body of work. 'I feel like the more people that speak up, the better, especially when you're speaking up for yourself,' Mayfield says. Listen to Jessica Lea Mayfield's complete in-studio session to hear songs from the album and the story behind it.

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Lukas Nelson performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Lukas Nelson performs at Radio Heartland

Although Lukas Nelson grew up on the tour bus of his legendary father, Willie, the 28-year-old singer never felt it was expected of him to carry on the family legacy. That said, Lukas fell into the family business and now tours with his own band, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real. Lukas Nelson recently brought his acoustic guitar into our studio to play a couple tunes and talk about the self-titled album from him and his band.

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Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform at Iceland Airwaves

Emiliana Torrini and the Colorist perform on The Current

The Current enjoyed two fantastic days of live performances and interviews from the Gotubarinn pub in Akureyri, Iceland, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Watch Emiliana Torrini and The Colorist perform their song, 'Thinking Out Loud,' recorded as it was broadcast live to The Current's listeners.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Alt-country

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Last night we broadcast Wilco live from the Palace Theatre in Saint Paul on air and online and they are playing again tonight for their third night at the Palace. So for today's Coffee Break, what alt-country songs do you want to hear?

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patti smith

Today in Music History: Patti Smith wins National Book Award


The Four Seasons had a hit with 'Big Girls Don't Cry'; The Who launched a second tour of North America; The Commodores went to No. 1 with 'Still'; singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley was born in Anaheim, Calif.; and Patti Smith won a National Book Award, Today in Music History.

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