The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

S. Carey performs in The Current's studio


S. Carey performs in The Current's studio

S. Carey, aka Bon Iver drummer/keyboardist Sean Carey, stopped into The Current's studio the week of his 'Hundred Acres' album release. Hear music from the record and an interview with Andrea Swensson.

Tune-Yards perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club


Tune-Yards MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Jan. 16, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Tune-Yards, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The set list includes five songs from Tune-Yards' latest album, 'I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life,' plus a favorite off 2014's 'Nikki Nack.'

Lissie plays songs from her forthcoming album, 'Castles'


Lissie at The Current

'Castles,' the new album from Lissie, releases March 23, 2018. In between shows at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Lissie and her band stopped at The Current to perform a couple tracks from the forthcoming album, as well as a hit from Lissie's 2016 release, 'My Wild West.'

Destroyer perform in The Current studio


Destroyer in The Current studio

In the Twin Cities for a show at the Fine Line Music Cafe, Destroyer stopped at The Current to play some songs from their two most recent albums.

Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon perform a discography-hopping #MicroShow set


Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a Microshow at the Turf Club on Monday.

On Dec. 11, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon, who performed at the Turf Club in St. Paul. The set list includes a number of songs from Spoon's latest album, 'Hot Thoughts,' as well as selections from 2014's 'They Want My Soul' and 2005's 'Gimme Fiction.'

Preservation Hall Jazz band perform a spirited #MicroShow at the Dakota Jazz Club


Preservation Hall Jazz Band MicroShow at the Dakota

Performing a MicroShow in Minneapolis carried with it a bit of history for the legendary New Orleans jazz outfit. 'The first time that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band ever played a show outside of New Orleans was here in Minneapolis in 1963,' bandleader and bassist Ben Jaffe told the audience before the group launched into a grooving, journeying three-number set.

The Dream Syndicate perform in The Current studio


The Dream Syndicate perform in The Current studio

After a 24-year hiatus, the Dream Syndicate reunited in 2012 and realized they sounded like a new band. 'We were enjoying it and we figured, well, rather than keep playing the oldies circuit, let's make a new record,' says front man Steve Wynn. The resulting record is 'How Did I Find Myself Here?', and the Dream Syndicate recently found themselves in The Current studio for a session hosted by Jim McGuinn.

The Rural Alberta Advantage wrap up their U.S. tour on Oake & Riley in the Morning


The Rural Alberta Advantage perform in The Current studio

The Rural Alberta Advantage wrapped up a massive tour with a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, followed by a visit to Oake and Riley in the Morning before jetting back to Toronto. 'We always enjoy coming back to Minneapolis,' says front man Nils Edenloff. 'It was really good. It was probably the best way to kind of end our U.S. tour.' Hear more from the band as they look back on their tour and play songs from their latest album, 'The Wild.'