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Live Performances from The Current.

Aurora performs at Iceland Airwaves


Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora - web crop

Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora is known for dreamy pop melodies. She recently released her second studio album, 'Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1),' on Glassnote Records. Aurora stopped at the Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves to play some songs and to talk to The Current's Mark Wheat.

Ty Segall performs a solo acoustic set in The Current studio


Ty Segall performs a solo acoustic set at The Current

The day after playing a solo show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Ty Segall stopped at The Current to record a solo acoustic session for Oake and Riley in the Morning. 'It's really scary and really challenging,' Segall says of doing a solo acoustic tour. 'I'm kind of obsessed with trying to do stuff that either I shouldn't do or that's hard for me or that's frightening or just super fun.'

Loudon Wainwright III performs in The Current studio


Loudon Wainwright III

With a new collection of songs and a new Netflix special on the way (produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Christopher Guest), the prolific singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III stopped at The Current to play songs and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

Watch Low live in concert at the Fitzgerald Theater


Low perform at the Fitzgerald Theater

On Friday, November 2, Low performed their 'Double Negative' tour live from the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, Minn. The Current streamed live video of the show; watch the archived concert.

Mountain Man perform in The Current studio


Mountain Man perform in The Current studio

The three-piece vocal group Mountain Man released their first album in 2010. 'I had always assumed that we would probably make another record but probably when we were about 60," says band member Amelia Meath. Thankfully, Mountain Man released their second album, 'Magic Ship,' in 2018. Before their sold-out show at the Cedar Cultural Center, Mountain Man stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Jade.

Early Eyes perform in The Current's studio


Early Eyes visit The Current

Early Eyes have had a big year. They released EPs "Decorating" and "All Shades of Teal"; they've sold out their Nov. 2 show at the 7th St Entry; and they performed their first in-studio session at The Current, hosted by Sean McPherson.

The Dirty Nil perform in The Current studio


The Dirty Nil perform in The Current studio

Hamilton, Ont., band the Dirty Nil simply love to rock. 'We just love rock and roll of all kinds -- thrash metal, folk, it doesn't matter,' says guitarist Luke Bentham. 'For me, at least, I find myself subconsciously stealing little tricks from all of them.' The Dirty Nil recently visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson to talk about touring in North America and to play songs from their album, 'Master Volume.'

Maggie Rogers performs in The Current studio


Maggie Rogers portrait at The Current

Maggie Rogers' music career has advanced very quickly, a fact that's not lost on the singer-songwriter. Her forthcoming album, 'Heard It In A Past Life,' is a reflection of that. ' I just think I've been trying to do this for a very long time, and this is the lifetime it all sort of works out,' Rogers says. Before her sold-out show at First Avenue, Maggie Rogers stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

Mitski performs in The Current studio


Mitski performs in The Current studio

The day after playing a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, singer-songwriter Mitski and her band stopped at The Current studio to play songs from 'Be the Cowboy' and to talk with host Mac Wilson. Playing the First Avenue Mainroom was a special gig for Mitski; 'Just something about the energy in the room was just wonderful,' she says.

Joyce Manor perform a stripped-down set at The Current


Joyce Manor perform in The Current studio

Known for their high-energy shows, California's Joyce Manor shake things up a bit with a semi-acoustic set ahead of their show at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Joyce Manor perform tunes from their latest release, 'Million Dollars To Kill Me,' which has received plaudits for its demonstration of the band's maturation ... even though the band members themselves don't quite hear the difference.