The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks perform in The Current studio


Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks perform in The Current studio

Having released their latest album, 'Sparkle Hard,' on May 18, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are in town to play a sold-out show at the Turf Club in St. Paul. Before the show, Malkmus and company stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

Parquet Courts perform in The Current studio


Parquet Courts perform in The Current studio

'Wide Awake,' the latest album from Parquet Courts, has already garnered critical acclaim, gaining an 8.4 aggregate score on Metacritic. 'I think most people have the right opinion that it's an excellent record,' quips Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage. Parquet Courts stopped in The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat.

Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio


Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio

After making a huge splash on Spotify, Los Angeles band Mt. Joy seamlessly made the leap from studio band to touring outfit. 'I think we just got really lucky to have a good group of people,' says Mt. Joy co-founder Matt Quinn. Mt. Joy recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Sean McPherson.

Lake Street Dive perform in The Current studio


Lake Street Dive in The Current studio

To be clear, Lake Street Dive didn't 'self produce' their latest album, 'Free Yourself Up.' 'We produced each other,' says drummer Mike Calabrese. 'And there really is no better producer for us as individuals than the other members of the band.' Lake Street Dive recently visited The Current to play songs from the new record, including the hit single, 'Good Kisser.'

John Maus performs in The Current's studio


John Maus performs in The Current's studio

He grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and he's been back for about seven years. Recently, synthesizer icon John Maus stopped by The Current to perform "Episode," "Touchdown," "Pure Rockets," and "Quantum Leap."

Naked Giants perform in The Current studio


Jade in the studio with Naked Giants

Seattle's Naked Giants are new enough to the music scene, they're still working out their reason for being. Drummer Henry LaVallee distills it to one accessible idea: "It's all about eliciting emotion," he says. Listen to Naked Giants perform a set of rocking tunes from their debut album 'SLUFF,' in an in-studio session hosted by Jade.

Watch Dr. Dog live from the Palace Theatre


Dr. Dog live at the Palace Theatre

Over the past 17 years, Dr. Dog have been a fan's dream band. Watch them bring their latest album, 'Critical Equation' to life on the stage at the Palace Theatre.

Lord Huron perform in The Current studio


Lord Huron perform in The Current studio

When Lord Huron stopped at The Current, their latest album, 'Vide Noir', was but three days old. 'For once we timed it right where the record came out when we started touring,' laughs Lord Huron frontman Ben Schneider. 'It feels good, it feels like the stars are aligned.' Listen to Lord Huron's in-studio session, hosted by Sean McPherson.