Review – The Person & The People – What A Drag


By Courtney Schultz

Sometimes we listen to music for deep introspection. At times it’s the witty lyrics that help us to smirk at the world around us. Other days, we’re looking for chords to melt our hearts or riffs to blow our minds. Sometimes all we need is a little fun, a little quirk, and a little rock. For the days when you’re looking for the latter, you’ve got The Person & The People. The band’s second full-length album, What A Drag, is conveniently suited for summertime soundtracks. Continue Reading →

Listen – The Karma Kicks – Enough

The Karma Kicks new album Let Me Down is out now and available to stream (for free) or download ($7) at

Video – Ced Linus – God The Great

Review – Aero Flynn – Self Titled


By Derek Lynch

Aero Flynn is the newest emergence out of camp Bon Iver, a group that’s already found success with Field Report, Megafaun, Peter Wolf Crier, S. Carey, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. as well as any record Justin Vernon produces, contributes to, or so much as lays a finger on. Frontman Josh Scott was a part of the Eau Claire scene back in the ‘06-’07 era with his band Amatuer Love, finding regional success and rubbing shoulders with Vernon and Co. Aero Flynn comes from a seven-year hiatus in songwriting, during which time Scott lay low, having been diagnosed with autoimmune disease and depression. Continue Reading →

Video – Greg Grease – Work Song

Listen – Carbon Handshake – Mantras

CD Release Show – 5/27 at The Triple Rock


Live Review – Brianna Lane – CD Release Show at Icehouse 5/19


Photo By Ryan Eckman

By Becca Marx

If there was a show worth waiting eight years for, last night was that show. Brianna Lane released her outstanding record The Navigators Club at Icehouse to a standing room only crowd. Continue Reading →

Video – Mary Bue – Cheribum

What’s next, Mark Gehring?


**This originated as an e-mail blast from Vega Productions, and I thought it worked perfectly for a Rift article.**

Mark Gehring, founder and former executive director of Vega Productions answers a few questions posed by Caitlin Marlotte, Vega’s new executive director. Continue Reading →

Review – All The Way Rider – Floyd


By: Kaleb Bronson

This trio has more to say than just rock-n-roll, All the Way Rider’s new album carries levels of blues, fury and fierceness. “Floyd” has a slight throwback sound with a grungy lyrical base but also crisp bass lines and percussion. Continue Reading →