Music, Song of the Day

Song of the Day: “Fight Song” by Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats, a three-piece band out of the Twin Cities, had me hooked back in 2013 with their first EP, It Hurts. I can't help but feel like dancing when I hear Kerry Alexander's light and playful voice layered over acoustic guitars, clapping, and even kazoos. Their song "Super America," about the gas station chain, remains a… Continue reading Song of the Day: “Fight Song” by Bad Bad Hats

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Review: GNDWIRE Launch Party Featuring Bones & Beeker, John Mark Nelson and Gramma’s Boyfriend

Last night I attended an exclusive bash for Minnesota's newest label, GNDWIRE Records (pronounced "Ground Wire"). Created by Mark Gehring and Dave Simonett (of Trampled By Turtles fame), GNDWIRE's first release will be John Mark Nelson's forthcoming album, set to drop in September. The launch party was held at Icehouse in Minneapolis, which was packed shortly after doors… Continue reading Review: GNDWIRE Launch Party Featuring Bones & Beeker, John Mark Nelson and Gramma’s Boyfriend

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: The Mammoth Catches Fire

A recent submission introduced me to The Mammoth Catches Fire, a young quartet based here in Minneapolis. They released their self-titled debut EP in April and have since been featured on the Local Current Blog and in Rift Magazine. Modest Mouse is listed as a musical influence on their Facebook page, and it shows in their… Continue reading Band of the Day: The Mammoth Catches Fire

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: Treading North

Next on Suburban Hipster's Catch Up Series: Treading North. Last month this little-known 7-member band released their debut EP at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. They describe themselves as "dreamfunk," incorporating guitar lines that remind me of Red Hot Chili Peppers in their prime. They delve into experimental rock, jazz and even some blues, and while… Continue reading Band of the Day: Treading North

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Band of the Day: Asker

I'm a sucker for indie rock, and when I heard about Asker via City Pages, I knew I had to check it out! Asker is made up of three guys who went to college together here in the Twin Cities. Rumor has it they met in theology class at St. Thomas, and the rest is… Continue reading Band of the Day: Asker