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OMG The Current’s Replacements family tree is nuts.
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.
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.
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.
Watch Tegan and Sara perform an acoustic- and synth-driven version of "Closer" at The Current.