Author Archives: Rebecca Marx

Interview – Cobey Rouse – ComeToUnity Artists & Action Concert Series

Rebecca Marx

There is a resistance happening in the hearts and minds of many in our country, and right here at home Cobey Rouse, the frontman for the local band batterboy has created ComeToUnityArtists & Action Concert Series to build a community for the purpose of making positive change. The first concert is happening on February 26th at The Nomad World Pub to support the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). To learn more about ComeToUnity, Rift spoke to Rouse about it. Continue reading

Review – Maria and the Coins – Wide-Eyed and Restless EP

Emma Andrews

Maria and the Coins self proclaimed mini-album” EP–Wide-Eyed and Restless, which consists of three singles, debuted November 5th, 2016. This EP, although short, gets to the point with what they are trying to convey and have their image hold up to, and they do it gracefully and with ease. Continue reading

Interview – WTF’s Warren Thomas Fenzi

Rebecca Marx, Artwork Warren Thomas Fenzi

Since my recent infatuation with WTF’s single “We Were Never Meant To Stay The Same” doesn’t seem to be waning in the least, I thought that it was time to have a conversation with WTF’s frontman Warren Thomas Fenzi. He clued me in on a few things, including how collaboration keeps him humble. Continue reading

Listen – Stone’s Throw Away – Michael Ray Pfeifer

Somehow our little Rift Magazine hit a nerve with the 100 Days of Local Music promotion! So much so that there has been an influx of songs that were submitted beyond the 100. Keep sending us your music, we are listening with local love.

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Event Review – Savage Aural Hotbed – Public Functionary February 10, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN FEBRUARY 10: Savage Aural Hotbed perform at Public Functionary on February 10, 2017 in Minneapolis. © Tony Nelson

Rebecca Marx Photo/Video Credit Tony Nelson

Children do it, they grab any sort of utensil-like object and bang it, succumbing to the primal urge to make noise, to lay claim to a rhythm that exists within them somewhere. We have the same response when we satisfy the instinctual need to groove as we find ourselves nodding our heads or tapping our feet to a song. Musicians will tell you that nothing feels better than finding that beat or groove that is just right… Continue reading

Live Review – Gambler’s Daughter EP Release Show – Black Dog Cafe 1/27/17

By Desney Cody

“Gambler’s Daughter takes her very own experiences, thoughts and perspectives on life and the world around her and is able to create poetry, then adds musical melodies to it. She doesn’t write “typical” songs, as in a verse, bridge, chorus, another verse and a chorus that is repeated a couple more times. Her songs are in essence over-sized poems.” Continue reading

Review – HEYDAY 35 Years Of Music In Minneapolis – The Photography of Daniel Corrigan

Rebecca Marx

A book as special as its subject. HEYDAY is not only a historical documentation of thirty odd years of the magical Minneapolis music scene, but a love letter to it as well. Daniel Corrigan stirs up a wellspring of memories with his collection of photos that spotlight well-known artists like Prince and Soul Asylum, while highlighting some of the more obscure talent that has graced our City’s many stages. Continue reading

Article – Desney Cody – Intern at The Warming House

Desney Cody

“Working here has given me hope that doing what you love is something that can actually be achieved and I don’t have to settle for anything less.”

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Article & Video – Sister Species – Star

Rebecca Marx

Sister Species is a seven piece “orchestral pop” band hailing from Minneapolis that is fronted by sister’s Emily and Abby Kastrul. The band’s 2016 release Closer Now explores the sacred relationship between those that we share a bloodline with, including the working through of the inevitable issues that arise as we grow up so close to one another. Continue reading

Interview – The Awful Truth – Glisten

 

Kelsey Simpkins

After a year and a half of recording, Minneapolis quartet The Awful Truth has reemerged in the depths of winter with an album of hazy summer tunes to temper the coldest of nights. Out on Jan. 6 on The Homestead Records (We Are The Willows), Glisten invites light and focus on being present, unconditional love, and navigating one’s subconscious desires. Continue reading