Bob Mould performs in our studio


Known for his work with influential rock bands such as Husker Du and Sugar, it should come as a surprise to know that electronic music has been an inspiration to him as of late. He joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform a few songs and talk the about the music scene back in the early days and how it contrasts to the scene today.

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Ivy perform in studio


While they've been a band for over a decade, it's their side projects that make coming back to Ivy a delight. They joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to talk about their longevity and perform songs from their latest release.

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Devotchka perform in studio


Blending elements of spaghetti westerns, gypsy, mariachi, and folk has lead the group to stand out amongst the recent crop of new bands. The group joined Mark Wheat to talk about their influences and perform a few songs.

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M. Ward performs in our studio


M. Ward joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to perform songs from his latest album, Transistor Radio. It's a concept album of sorts that addresses the conglomerization of commercial radio.

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The Shins perform in studio


What started out as a side project for James Mercer, frontman for the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based group has now turned into a full time project and one of the most popular indie-rock groups of recent years. The Shins joined Mary Lucia in the Current studios to perform songs from their past two releases as well as a web-only version of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher."

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Phoenix perform in studio


Thomas and Christian from French group Phoenix drop by the Current Studios to chat with Mary Lucia and perform acoustic versions of their songs.

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Jeff Hanson performs in studio


Milwaukee, Wisconsin-native Jeff Hanson has been playing in a band since the age of 13, but it is only recently that he has gone the solo route. He joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to talk about his decision to go solo and perform songs from his latest self-titled album.

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The Current Sessions®

Julien Baker: Virtual Session

Julien Baker - Virtual Session

Julien Baker connects with The Current's Jill Riley to play a few tracks from her upcoming third studio record, Little Oblivions. In addition to the new record, Julien talks about the sense of communal creation that was instilled in her while growing up in Memphis, the tediousness of waiting to release a record, and the challenges of articulating highly personal work.

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The Hold Steady: Virtual Session

The Hold Steady - Virtual Session

Jill Riley connects with Craig Finn and Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady to hear a few live performances of tracks from their eighth studio album, Open Door Policy--recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl. The three talk about how the sound of Lifter Puller came through on this record, and Franz's return to the band.

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Altin Gun: Virtual Session

Altin Gun - Virtual Session

Altin Gun's Jasper Verhulst talks to Maddie of The Current about crate digging for traditional Turkish folk songs, exploring a poppier sound on their new record, and what the band looks forward to when live shows return.

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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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The Current app

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Nap time is the new Coffee Break

Lead Belly

For some, catching just a 20 minute snooze can enhance creative problem-solving, boost and restore brain power, improve memory, create joy, and help decrease frustration and impulsivity. For today's 9:30 Nap Time -- Coffee Break, rather -- what songs do you want to hear that mention naps or sleep or might even be nice to nap to?

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