The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Phosphorescent mellow out in The Current's studio


Phosphorescent visit The Current's studio

Phosphorescent, aka singer/songwriter Matthew Houck and his band, visited the Twin Cities for a show at First Avenue on Dec. 1. During their stay in town, they stopped by The Current's studio to perform music from the new album, 'C'est La Vie,' and talk with Mac Wilson.

Heart Bones perform in The Current studio


Heart Bones perform in The Current studio

'Heart Bones is a fully new band that Sabrina Ellis and I started,' explains Sean Tillmann, aka Har Mar Superstar. 'It's a duo, but we morphed into eight of us.' On the cusp of a national tour that starts at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Heart Bones stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

Watch Hippo Campus live from the Palace Theatre


Hippo Campus live from the Palace Theatre

Hippo Campus capped off their fall tour with a pair of shows at St. Paul's Palace Theatre and The Current was there with another live video stream. Watch the archived video from Saturday, November 24.

The War and Treaty perform in The Current studio


The War and Treaty perform at The Current

Michael and Tanya Trotter form the nucleus of The War and Treaty. Their debut album, 'Healing Tide,' was released on Aug. 10, 2018. After taking September's Americana Music Association Honors and Awards presentation ceremony by storm, the War and Treaty have been touring in support of the album. Ahead of their recent show in Minneapolis, the War and Treaty stopped at The Current for a session by Bill DeVille.

boygenius perform in The Current studio


boygenius perform in The Current studio

The members of boygenius - Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus - don't think of themselves as a supergroup. 'I like just 'group',' Baker says, explaining the word best fits the musicians' collective ethos. Ahead of their show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, boygenius stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

Mugison performs at Iceland Airwaves


Mugison at Iceland Airwaves

Mugison has been recording and releasing music since 2003, and he also operates his own music festival in Iceland. Busy though he his, Mugison stopped at the Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik to play some songs and to share some very entertaining stories with host Mark Wheat and the audience.

Stella Donnelly performs at Iceland Airwaves


Stella Donnelly at Iceland Airwaves

Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly joins host Mark Wheat at the Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves to play a couple songs from her forthcoming album, expected in March 2019 on the Secretly Canadian label.

Hildur performs at Iceland Airwaves


Mark Wheat with Hildur (Hildur Kristin Stefansdottir)

Although she hasn't yet released a full-length studio album, Hildur's singles have been instant hits, including 2016's 'I'll Walk With You' and her newest single, 'Picture Perfect.' Hildur plays both of these songs and more, and she converses with Mark Wheat as part of The Current's sessions at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

Soccer Mommy performs at Iceland Airwaves


Mark Wheat with Soccer Mommy

Nashville-based indie-pop artist Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) joins Mark Wheat at Iceland Airwaves to play a live set and to talk about her budding career, including what it was like to meet and tour with one of her heroes, Liz Phair.