Author Archives: Rebecca Marx

Article – Record Store Day 2017 – First Annual Roll & Spin with Farmstead Bike Shop

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 22: Record Store Day on April 22, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit: © Tony Nelson

On April 22nd, the tenth annual, and somewhat polarizing Record Store Day was celebrated. Here at home, nearly 1400 stores participated, with thousands more worldwide. Continue reading

Video – The Suburbs Live- Hifi Hair and Records – Record Store Day 2017

“Music For Boys” & more by The Suburbs at Hifi Hair and Records, Record Store Day 2017 & maybe Ashley’s Wedding? Video Credit Tony Nelson. The Suburbs have a new album coming out this June–Hey Muse!


Review – Le Petit Moulin – Collide Theatrical Dance Company


By Bev Wolfe

This was my first time attending a Collide Theatrical performance and it was definitely an experience. The performers do not speak onstage and, instead, seek to tell their story through dance and song. Continue reading

Listen – Niki Becker – Blink

Niki Becker continues to enlighten us with her new single “Blink” which will be featured on her upcoming album to be released in 2017. “Blink” explores the real “reality” of social media, and urges its audience to “open your eyes”. Take a listen and see why Becker has been one of Rift’s favorites artists for quite a while.

See Becker and her band at the 331 Club (where there is never a cover) every Tuesday in May:

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Event – Christopher Michael Jensen – A New Age Album Release Show 4/26 Honey MPLS

Christopher Michael Jensen releases his album A New Age this Wednesday April 26th at Honey along with Rey Gordo, Kat Fox, Five Second Rule & DJ Adatrak. Check out the video for the first single “Silence Into Sound” by EJ Films & prod. by Blamsiss. Event Details:

Review – MR DR – Summer in the Backseat EP


By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Stephanie Marie Victoria Braun

I can be a real sucker for a good ole bit of country and western rock, especially if it comes with that perfect male and female vocal blend that lingers, and alights together in all the right places. MR DR nails that on every “drunken love and sobering truth” track of their debut EP Summer in the Backseat. Continue reading

Video/Single – 26 BATS! – Touch Mai Face

Check out the official video for the new single “Touch Mai Face” by 26 BATS! by videographer Michaela Stein starring Destiny Anderson. The video tells the tale of a grieving partner who desperately longs to touch her lost love. Said partner is symbolized by a languid bed sheet in this story of loss tied up in desire, helplessness and codependence.

Listen to the single here off of 26 BATS! upcoming debut album Cave Cuts that will be released 4/25/17 at Icehouse:


Review – All Natural Disaster – Pelicant

Rebecca Marx

Local band Pelicant released their record All Natural Disaster last year, and celebrated its release at the Minneapolis Eagles #34 Club this last weekend. The band never fails to display a tongue in cheek humor about their album, proclaiming that it was “25 million years in the making”, and referring to their release show in heady terms, calling it the:  “the Facebook event of the year.” Continue reading

Review – Dark Impulse EP – Drunken Mau

By Ann Treacy, Photo Credit Laurie Ingram

Dark Impulse is the debut EP for Drunken Mau (Michael Duren), a Minnesota native. It’s ambient techno synth. It’s the kind of music that wears just as well after midnight when the party is grooving as it does the morning after. Continue reading