Bully perform in The Current studio

Bully perform "Trying" live in The Current studio. (MPR)
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  • Bully - I Remember (Live on The Current) 01:42
  • Bully - Trying (Live on The Current) 03:41
  • Bully - Milkman (Live on The Current) 01:54

Bully's Alicia Bognanno — who has toured through Minneapolis and St. Paul six times in the last year and a half — isn't tired of playing the Twin Cities; she's stoked. In a way, every gig has been a homecoming for the Rosemount, Minn. native.

On their seventh trip, ahead of two sold out shows at First Avenue opening for Courtney Barnett, Bully — Bognanno (guitar), Clayton Parker (guitar), Reece Lazarus (bass) and Matt Hearn (drums) — stopped by The Current to perform in-studio and to chat with host Bill DeVille.

Since their debut album Feels Like released last year following their 2014 self-titled EP, Bully have been touring non-stop. Before summer's end they'll add another few thousand miles to their 100,000+ odometer as they hit the festival circuit including Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Forecastle and Governor's Ball.

"We like what we're doing, and we're really happy. You give up a lot to just be touring all the time, and I don't think we'd do it if we didn't like it, playing live every night," said Bognanno back in November.

Songs Performed

"I Remember"
"Trying"
"Milkman"

All songs off Bully's debut album, Feels Like, out now via Columbia.

Hosted by Bill DeVille
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas
Visuals by Nate Ryane

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    Bully loading in to The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully's Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully's Matt Hearn performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully's Alicia Bognanno performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully's Alicia Bognanno performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully's Reece Lazarus performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bully's Alicia Bognanno performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Alicia Bognanno of Bully performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)