Listen – The Hand


Give a listen to The Hand, go to the website – listen and then buy the tracks. As far as local super groups go they have some intense talent. Ex Low member Zak Sally, Ex Steel Pole Bathtub member Dale Flattum and Shawn Walker from Gay Witch Abortion. This noisy and raw recording has some real backbone.

Article – Throwback Thursday – Rift Issue #17

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Back all the way to Issue #17. Cover By Chris Allen. You can download the issue here – RiftIssue17

We have an upcoming interview with Chris Allen, who has moved out of the area but keeps coming back to do Tattoos for local musicians and others.

Listen – Kristoff Krane – Out of Line


New Kristoff Krane single ‘ Out of Line ‘ produced by Graham O’Brien. O’Brien is producing the upcoming Kristoff Krane album set to drop on F I X, 2016.

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Review – The Thirsty River – The St. Croix Sessions


By Evan Verploegh

Newcomers to the local bluegrass scene, The Thirsty River have already been making waves in a genre that has some stiff competition. Only a couple years into their musical journey, the band has already created a very enjoyable, bright and bouncing E.P. In the April release The St. Croix Sessions gives you an inside look to a hardworking, and highly competent group of musicians and manages to stand out against a multitude of impressive americana and bluegrass records. Continue Reading →

Review – Pony – Pony EP


Kelsey Simpkins

While Pony, a folk rock band out of NE Minneapolis, is new, their sound is old, one that reckons back to distant times. In an age which now depends so heavily on all things electronic, Pony hones and explores an acoustic style rich with string and vocal harmonies. Their first release, a self-titled EP, highlights compositional talent and a desire to explore the past in an effort to remake it anew. Continue Reading →

Listen – Maria Isa – Cant Keep Up feat. Tek


Interview – Muja Messiah


Muja Messiah is back with a vengeance, with a new album Angel Blood Soup and another album Southside Samurai following soon after. Not that he has gone anywhere, if he isn’t releasing an album he is either playing live or putting new songs out there. Continue Reading →

Listen – Charlie Van Stee – Slo Mo Jaz Hands

Video – The Wooldridge Brothers – Drive Through Summer

Drive Through Summer – Wooldridge Brothers (Official) from Brian Wooldridge on Vimeo.

The Scott Wooldridge Trio will play with Wilkinson James at on Aug. 1 at Dayblock Brewing in Minneapolis.

The Wooldridge Brothers have several shows lined up:
Anodyne Coffee in Milwaukee with Adam Levy on Aug. 6
McAuliffe’s on the Square in Racine, Wis. on Aug 7.
Mile of Music festival in Appleton, Wis. on Aug. 8

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Review – Hive – Self Titled


By J.J. Anselmi

Hive’s self-titled debut is hardcore punk in its most acidic form. While many punk bands revolve around ‘We can do it if we try!’ political ideals and group sing-a-longs, Hive plays depressive d-beat that seethes with misanthropy. The legacy of His Hero Is Gone, Cursed, and Discharge is alive and kicking on this EP. Continue Reading →