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Watch Now Now perform at the Minnesota State Fair


Now Now perform at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota band Now Now stopped at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair to perform a live set as part of Oake and Riley in the Afternoon. Between songs, the band members talked about their upcoming tour plans and bonded with Brian Oake over their shared roots in the Twin Cities area's northern suburbs.

Watch Lissie perform at the Minnesota State Fair


Lissie outside the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair - web crop

Before opening Saturday's Music On-a-Stick concert at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand, singer-songwriter Lissie stopped at the MPR booth to perform two songs and to chat with The Current's Brian Oake and Jill Riley. Watch video of the performance and interview.

Watch Har Mar Superstar perform at the Minnesota State Fair


Har Mar Superstar at the Minnesota State Fair

A little rain on the second day of the Minnesota State Fair didn't dampen the spirit of the audience at Har Mar Superstar's soulful set at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Watch video of the performance from Friday, Aug. 24.

Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio


Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

Your Smith debuts new moniker in The Current's studio


Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.