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Live Performances from The Current.

Jay Som performs songs from 'Anak Ko' at The Current


Jay Som performs in The Current studio

The title of Jay Som's fourth album comes from the Tagalog language, and it means 'my child.' Jay Som - aka Melina Duterte - and her band visited The Current studio after playing a show at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.

Whitney bring their big, melodic sound to The Current studio


Whitney perform in The Current studio

Chicago's seven-piece outfit Whitney visited The Current studio to play songs from their new album, 'Forever Turned Around.' Singer and drummer Julien Ehrlich says when it comes to writing songs, 'The spark is always melody.'

Watch Sleater-Kinney in concert at the Palace Theatre


Sleater-Kinney live at the Palace Theatre with graphic layer

Touring in support of their 10th studio album, 'The Center Won't Hold,' Sleater-Kinney played a sold-out concert at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Current was on hand to provide a live video stream of the concert; watch the archived video (available for a limited time).

Kara Laudon performs songs from 'Old Lives' on The Local Show


Kara Laudon performs on The Local Show on The Current

Twin Cities-based singer-songwriter Kara Laudon released the album 'Old Lives' on September 27. Shortly after the album's release, Laudon and her band performed songs from the album on The Local Show, and Laudon chatted with host Andrea Swensson.

White Reaper bring their unwavering rock sound to The Current


White Reaper perform in The Current studio

The Louisville, Ky., five-piece will release their new album, 'You Deserve Love,' on October 18. White Reaper frontman Tony Esposito credits producer Jay Joyce with helping the band maintain their lively, fun sound on the album. 'His whole m.o. was making sure we stayed sounding like a rock band,' Esposito says. Listen to the full session hosted by Sean McPherson.

Mac DeMarco performs in The Current studio


Mac DeMarco performs at The Current

Back with his fourth full-length album, 'Here Comes the Cowboy,' Mac DeMarco returns to The Current studio to play songs from the record and to talk about launching his own record label.

Cuco plays 'a really sick set' of tunes in The Current studio


Cuco performs in The Current studio

Touring in support of his highly acclaimed debut album, 'Para Mi,' Cuco and his band visited The Current for a session hosted by Sean McPherson. 'I think we have a really sick set right now,' Cuco says. 'I think we're the best we've sounded.'

Watch Andrew Bird in concert at the Palace Theatre


Andrew Bird live at the Palace Theatre

Watch Andrew Bird perform a full concert recorded live at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. Touring in support of 'My Finest Work Yet,' Bird and his band bring a provocative blend of rock, jazz, and Americana to life in a show that features all the songs from the album, delightful dips into Bird's back catalog, and a string of beguiling covers in the encore.