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.

Wolf Parade perform a Microshow at Icehouse in Minneapolis


Wolf Parade Microshow at Icehouse

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Wolf Parade recorded what may have been the loudest Microshow to date as they played a live set at Icehouse in Minneapolis. The audience consisted of lucky winners who had entered for a chance to attend this intimate performance.

Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner plays a solo Microshow


Adam Weiner Microshow performance

On Saturday, Jan. 11, Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner played a Microshow at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. The generous performance featured great songs on piano or guitar, interspersed with stories about the origins of many of the songs. Weiner also delighted the Minnesota audience with covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Prince.

Watch the Cactus Blossoms' Microshow performance


The Cactus Blossoms perform at MicroShow

On a snowy December evening, the Cactus Blossoms' Page Burkum, Jack Torrey and Jacob Hanson serenaded a small audience inside St. Paul's Virginia Street Church. With their timeless melodies and perfect harmonies, the Cactus Blossoms performed songs from their 2019 album 'Easy Way' as well as some back-catalogue gems.

Watch Son Volt perform a nine-song Microshow set


Son Volt microshow at the Fine Line

Jay Farrar and Mark Spencer of Americana icons Son Volt perform a nine-song set before an audience of lucky winners at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, recorded live in August 2019.

Sharon Van Etten performs a MicroShow at the Warming House in Minneapolis


Sharon Van Etten performs a MicroShow at the Warming House

Shortly after the release of her new album, 'Remind Me Tomorrow,' Sharon Van Etten performed a MicroShow at the Warming House in Minneapolis, an intimate 40-seat listening room. Concert attendees were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event.