MicroShows

MicroShows are The Current's special shows in intimate venues with surprising artists. When we have an active giveaway, we will post it here.

Tune-Yards perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club


Tune-Yards MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Jan. 16, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Tune-Yards, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The set list includes five songs from Tune-Yards' latest album, 'I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life,' plus a favorite off 2014's 'Nikki Nack.'

Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon perform a discography-hopping #MicroShow set


Britt and Alex of Spoon perform a Microshow at the Turf Club on Monday.

On Dec. 11, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon, who performed at the Turf Club in St. Paul. The set list includes a number of songs from Spoon's latest album, 'Hot Thoughts,' as well as selections from 2014's 'They Want My Soul' and 2005's 'Gimme Fiction.'

Preservation Hall Jazz band perform a spirited #MicroShow at the Dakota Jazz Club


Preservation Hall Jazz Band MicroShow at the Dakota

Performing a MicroShow in Minneapolis carried with it a bit of history for the legendary New Orleans jazz outfit. 'The first time that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band ever played a show outside of New Orleans was here in Minneapolis in 1963,' bandleader and bassist Ben Jaffe told the audience before the group launched into a grooving, journeying three-number set.

#MicroShow: Josh Ritter showcases songs from 'Gathering'


Josh Ritter MicroShow

On Sept. 23, 2017, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Josh Ritter, who performed at the Clown Lounge within the Turf Club in St. Paul. Ritter performed a number of songs from his latest album, 'Gathering,' which was released just one day before this MicroShow was recorded.

#MicroShow: Beth Ditto rocks the Turf Club


Beth Ditto MicroShow Turf Club

Beth Ditto performed a special acoustic concert for the latest MicroShow from The Current. Hear the entire show, and watch a video for the break-out single 'Fire.'

Bob Mould performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul


Bob Mould Microshow

In April of 2016, The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Bob Mould at the Turf Club in St. Paul. On the same day that Prince passed away, Mould shared a blistering and cathartic eleven-song set from his time in Sugar and his work as a soloist. Listen to songs from that performance on our website.

Ben Folds performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul


Ben Folds at the Turf Club - 3

The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Ben Folds at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., back in November of 2015. Ben played some older songs as well as songs from his new album, 'So There.' Listen to the songs and watch video from the performance.