Bon Iver in 2009

Bon Iver performs in The Current studios


Bon Iver's debut release "For Emma, Forever Ago," a nine-song album, came together at a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin. All of his personal troubles,including heartache, longing, love, loss, and guilt was purged into the form of song.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver at The Turf Club


Bon Iver's record "For Emma, Forever Ago" became a huge sensation when it was released independently in 2007. He played to a rapt crowd at the Turf Club January 17th after signing to Jagjaguwar records.

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G. Love

G. Love performs in The Current studios


Garrett Dutton III - also known as G. Love - was born in Philadelphia, PA. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 and wrote his first song by the time he was a freshman in high school. With influences such as Bob Dylan, John Hammond Jr., The Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and Schooly D, you'd probably wonder what the music of G. Love would sound like.

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Greg Kurstin and Inara George

The Bird and the Bee perform live in The Current studios


What started as a side project for two friends to collaborate and just have fun has become quite a bit more. In just over a year since their last stop by our studios Inara George and Greg Kursten have released a full length an Ep and they're just about to release another EP next month.

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Heiruspecs

Heiruspecs perform in The Current studios


December 22, 2007 is Heiruspecs Day in St. Paul. After 10 years together playing live-band hip hop, it's about time their hometown honors the contribution to the local music community they've made over the years.

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Julie Lee, Tim Frantzich, Alison Rae

Alison Rae & Julie Lee perform in The Current studios


It's been said that Nashville has more songwriters per capita than most other towns. Alison Rae and Julie Lee are both singer-songwriters with Nashville experience. Alison spent a few years there before moving back home to Minnesota. Julie lives there now and has had success not only recording her own music, but also having it recorded by the likes of Alison Krauss.

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Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay performs in The Current studios


Some would say that stand-up comedy would be the perfect preparation for a career in the music industry. However, Nellie McKay decided to go her own way with her Hungry Mouse label and self-produce her new album "Pretty Little Head" and her 30-minute miniature entitled "Obligatory Villagers."

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The New Standards

The New Standards Holiday Special


The New Standards triumphantly returned to the Fitzgerald Theater for their second annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 8. The trio -- John Munson (Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare), Chan Poling (The Suburbs) and Steve Roehm (Electropolis) -- was joined by an all-star guest list including Haley Bonar, Mike Doughty, Dan Wilson, Matt Wilson, Adam Levy, Jelloslave, Maddie Poling, Laurie Lindeen, JoAnna James, Jeremy Messersmith and Tim Frantzich. True to the New Standards, the show was a mix of holiday classics and unexpected takes on recent favorites.

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The Current Sessions®

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty: Virtual Session

Mike Doughty joins Morning Show host Jill Riley from his home in Memphis to talk about his new project Ghost Of Vroom, his latest book I Die Each Time I Hear The Sound. Plus, hear performances of a few recent tracks and a familiar favorite.

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Bartees Strange: Virtual Session

Bartees Strange - Virtual Session

Bartees Strange joins Jade for a virtual session to play songs from his latest record, Live Forever, out now on Memory Music. They'll also be talking about leaving places that prevent you from feeling free, covering The National and SAMIA, and what he's working on in his studio for his family this Christmas.

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Nilufer Yanya: Virtual Session

Nilufer Yanya - Virtual Session

Nilufer Yanya joins Sean McPherson to play songs from her new EP, Feeling Lucky? which was released earlier this month. They'll be discussing the freedoms of releasing EPs over albums, why she loves writing angry songs, and recalibrating to a year without live shows.

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Jade Bird: Virtual Session

Jade Bird Virtual Session

Jade Bird joins Jill Riley of The Current's Morning Show to talk about moving to Austin, working with legendary Nashville producer Dave Cobb on her upcoming release, and what she's been up to this year.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Coffee Break: The sound of 2005

LCD Soundsystem

The Current will be celebrating our Sweet 16 on Sunday (look ma! we can drive!), and since we can't celebrate with our normal birthday parties at First Avenue this year we thought we'd take a look back on 2005, the year it all began.

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Today in Music History: Remembering Michael Hutchence of INXS


Steve Perry was born; MTV hit the West Coast; Buddy Holly made his last recordings in his New York City apartment; The Beach Boys went into the studio to record "Wouldn't It Be Nice"; MTV started broadcasting to the West Coast; and Michael Hutchence of INXS was born, Today in Music History.

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