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.

Death Cab for Cutie perform a Microshow in the Forum at MPR


Death Cab for Cutie perform a MicroShow at MPR

Just upstairs from The Current's broadcast and recording studios, Death Cab for Cutie perform a Microshow in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. Concert attendees were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event.

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club


Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats' MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Monday, Aug. 6, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The band's generous set includes seven songs from their latest release, 'Tearing at the Seams,' plus a favorite from their breakout self-titled album from 2015.

Jade Bird performs a MicroShow at the James J. Hill House


Jade Bird MicroShow at James J. Hill House

Impressed by the captivated audience and the opulent surroundings of the Victorian mansion, singer-songwriter Jade Bird told the audience 'This has been my favorite so far on this trip, so thank you!' Listen to the complete MicroShow, which includes the songs 'Lottery,' 'Cathedral,' 'Good At It' and more, plus a rip-roaring Johnny Cash cover.

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.