The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Natalie Prass performs in The Current studio


Natalie Prass visits The Current's studio

Natalie Prass is based out of Richmond, Virginia, but she's criss-crossing North America and Europe this year to support her album "The Future and the Past." Before her stop at the Turf Club in St. Paul, she visited The Current to play a few songs and chat with Mark Wheat.

Metric play songs from their new album, 'Art of Doubt'


Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric in The Current studio

Following the synth-pop sounds of Metric's last album, 'Pagans in Vegas,' they've returned to rock tunes on their brand-new 'Art of Doubt,' out Friday, Sept. 21. 'It felt so good to come back to rock,' says Metric's Emily Haines. Haines and bandmate Jimmy Shaw stopped at The Current to play some stripped-down versions of the new tunes and to chat with host Mac Wilson.

Leon Bridges plays solo acoustic songs at The Current


Leon Bridges: portraits at The Current

In town for two nights of shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Leon Bridges walked over to The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Jade. Performing solo and with an acoustic guitar, Bridges played a couple songs off his latest album, 'Good Thing.' Bridges also pulled back the curtain on his songwriting process.

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club


Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats' MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Monday, Aug. 6, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The band's generous set includes seven songs from their latest release, 'Tearing at the Seams,' plus a favorite from their breakout self-titled album from 2015.

Watch Now Now perform at the Minnesota State Fair


Now Now perform at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota band Now Now stopped at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair to perform a live set as part of Oake and Riley in the Afternoon. Between songs, the band members talked about their upcoming tour plans and bonded with Brian Oake over their shared roots in the Twin Cities area's northern suburbs.

Watch Lissie perform at the Minnesota State Fair


Lissie outside the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair - web crop

Before opening Saturday's Music On-a-Stick concert at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand, singer-songwriter Lissie stopped at the MPR booth to perform two songs and to chat with The Current's Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Watch video of the performance and interview.

Watch Har Mar Superstar perform at the Minnesota State Fair


Har Mar Superstar at the Minnesota State Fair

A little rain on the second day of the Minnesota State Fair didn't dampen the spirit of the audience at Har Mar Superstar's soulful set at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Watch video of the performance from Friday, Aug. 24.