The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Sudan Archives performs in The Current studio


Sudan Archives visits The Current studio

Brittney Parks, who performs under the moniker Sudan Archives, was born in Cincinnati and classically trained in violin: the 26-year-old is now based in Los Angeles and uses a complex system of drum loops and effects to propel her music beyond classification.

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine live in concert


Calexico and Iron & Wine live concert video

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine live in concert from the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The show is expected to begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Central.

Polica bring 'When We Stay Alive' to The Current studio


Before going on a tour which will start in England on Feb. 7, Poliça — comprising frontwoman Channy Leaneagh; Chris Bierden on bass and vocals; Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu on drums; and producer Ryan Olson — stopped by The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow


Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

Cold War Kids play a stripped-down set in The Current studio


Nathan Willett and Matt Schwartz of Cold War Kids in studio

The year 2020 finds Cold War Kids in a new creative chapter: they've released the first in a planned trilogy of albums titled 'New Age Norms,' and they've dropped an acoustic EP, 'Strings & Keys.' Ahead of their sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett and Matt Schwartz visited The Current studio to play songs and to talk with host Mac Wilson.

Half Moon Run perform in The Current studio


Half Moon Run perform in The Current studio

Montreal band Half Moon Run visited The Current studio to play songs from their latest album, 'A Blemish in the Great Light,' as well as a track from their 2012 release, 'Dark Eyes.'