The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current

Peter Wolf Crier performs at the McNally Smith Soundbite Series


Peter Wolf Crier

Peter Wolf Crier reignited the modern surge of Minnesota bands signing to indie labels. Back in 2010, their debut "Inter-Be" took the community by surprise, and Peter Pisano and Brian Moen were promptly scooped up by Jagjaguwar Records for a re-release.

Eclectic indie-folk outfit Thao & the Get Down Stay Down performs at The Current


Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

San Francisco's Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is the vehicle for the thoughtful indie folk-rock lyricism of singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen. Over the course of five albums and multiple singles (plus celebrated collaborations like her 2011 LP with indie-pop artist Mirah), she's developed a stripped-down, cerebral but deeply relatable voice that's earned her a sizable and devoted following.

Low performs in The Current studios


Low

It takes a long time for any band to leave a substantial mark on the music world, and for Minnesota, there's only a handful of artists for each decade that we can say measure up. It's safe to assume we can now add Low to that list as the band celebrates 20 years together, as well as the release of their most acclaimed album yet "The Invisible Way."

Frightened Rabbit performs in The Current studio


Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit's fourth full-length (and first to be released on a major label, Atlantic Records), Pedestrian Verse, has earned both critical accolades and chart success in the UK (and in the band's native country, where it debuted atop the charts).

Charming indie-pop duo Boy perform at The Current


Boy

The two women behind the band Boy have only released one full album to date, 2011's Mutual Friends, but it's made a pretty big splash. In town for sold-out gigs at Bryant Lake Bowl and the Cedar Cultural Center, the band stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few of their songs.

Dawes live at SXSW


Dawes

In just a few short years, Los Angeles folk-rock act Dawes have become one of the most sought-after indie/alternative acts in the country, with their trademark emotive alt-country sound gaining them thousands of fans.

Gospel Gossip performs in The Current studios


Gospel Gossip

It's been three years since Gospel Gossip released their "Drift EP," but now the trio is back with a self-titled album that truly is a labor of love. A brief hiatus and a long recording process has given the Northfield-born band time to refocus and finesse their sound.