1. Watch electro-pop band Chvrches perform a stripped-down version of “Recover” at The Current

  2. OMG The Current’s Replacements family tree is nuts. 

    OMG The Current’s Replacements family tree is nuts. 

  3. The line between folk music and the blues has always been thin and blurry, and Valerie June appears set to erase it all together. Watch her perform “You Can’t Be Told” at The Current's studios in St. Paul

  4. The Twin Cities area is home to Doomtree, one of the best independent hip-hop collectives in the country. Dessa, its only female MC, has stepped up the singing on her new solo album, Parts of Speech. Watch her perform “The Man I Knew” from a release party at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul for The Current.

  5. Low performed a divisive and droning 27-minute-long version of “Do You Know How to Waltz?” to an outdoor festival crowd this past weekend in Minneapolis.
Hear the full set at The Current.
Photo: Nate Ryan/The Current

    Low performed a divisive and droning 27-minute-long version of “Do You Know How to Waltz?” to an outdoor festival crowd this past weekend in Minneapolis.

    Hear the full set at The Current.

    Photo: Nate Ryan/The Current

  6. Low's Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker and Steve Garrington recently put on a special show for their fellow Minnesotans at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater. Watch them perform “Plastic Cup” and “So Blue,” from The Invisible Way, with assistance from their hometown friends in Trampled by Turtles, from The Current.

  7. Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass have been playing their infectious pop song “Little Numbers” since 2011, but it wasn’t until this year that the Swiss/German duo caught on in America. Watch Boy perform an acoustic version of its international hit live in The Current’s studios.

  8. With his big, weary voice, Scott Hutchison has a remarkable gift for tugging at heartstrings. Watch him and his band Frightened Rabbit perform a stripped-down acoustic version of “The Woodpile” at The Current.

  9. Watch Tegan and Sara perform an acoustic- and synth-driven version of "Closer" at The Current.

    Watch Tegan and Sara perform an acoustic- and synth-driven version of "Closer" at The Current.

  10. Minnesota station The Current asked 14 artists to interpret Beck's Song Reader, his “album” of sheet music. One of the most energetic recordings came courtesy of the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars, who selected the song “Sorry.”