Local Current

About Local Current

Because Minnesota music is vital to The Current and our fair state, we created Local Current, a one-stop hub of all-Minnesota music.

At its core, a 24/7 stream of music dedicated entirely to musicians from Minnesota, available via our webstream, mobile apps or HD Radio in the Twin Cities at 89.3 HD2.

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Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio

Mt. Joy perform in The Current studio


After making a huge splash on Spotify, Los Angeles band Mt. Joy seamlessly made the leap from studio band to touring outfit. 'I think we just got really lucky to have a good group of people,' says Mt. Joy co-founder Matt Quinn. Mt. Joy recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Lake Street Dive in The Current studio

Lake Street Dive perform in The Current studio


To be clear, Lake Street Dive didn't 'self produce' their latest album, 'Free Yourself Up.' 'We produced each other,' says drummer Mike Calabrese. 'And there really is no better producer for us as individuals than the other members of the band.' Lake Street Dive recently visited The Current to play songs from the new record, including the hit single, 'Good Kisser.'

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John Maus performs in The Current's studio

John Maus performs in The Current's studio


He grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and he's been back for about seven years. Recently, synthesizer icon John Maus stopped by The Current to perform "Episode," "Touchdown," "Pure Rockets," and "Quantum Leap."

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Jade in the studio with Naked Giants

Naked Giants perform in The Current studio


Seattle's Naked Giants are new enough to the music scene, they're still working out their reason for being. Drummer Henry LaVallee distills it to one accessible idea: "It's all about eliciting emotion," he says. Listen to Naked Giants perform a set of rocking tunes from their debut album 'SLUFF,' in an in-studio session hosted by Jade.

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