Tag Archives: Hard Rock

Review – Alex Crankshaft Larson’s rocking CD release at Famous Dave’s

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By Ann Treacy

Famous Dave’s was pushing capacity limits Friday night for Alex Crankshaft Larson’s CD release party. The band is rocking and fun. The sort of band that gets people on the dancefloor  – lots of people, some of whom look like they might be more accustomed to being on a Harley than tripping the light. It’s a party atmosphere, a very welcoming party. Continue reading

Listen – Lift Safely – Fresh Fire

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Disclaimer: The Editor of Riftmagazine.com is in this band. It’s self promotion for sure.

From famous Local Musician Dan Israel – “It’s not necessarily the style I listen to a lot (though I love Husker Du, and hear some of that influence for sure)….BUT….it’s really well-done, sounds amazing, even on my crappy headphones on my crappy work computer”


Listen – On The Curb – Ripper

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Ripper gets it rolling, with this hard rocking track “On The Curb”.  This is off their new A.D. EP from Lawnchair Records and Land Ski Records.

Release show where Cassette will be available – http://riftmagazine.com/event/ripper-tape-release-deleter-cd-release-murder-shoes-cherry-cola-dj-some-pulp/


Review – Ghost Towns of the West – Shadows in Light


Evan Verploegh

Ghost Towns of the West is a Minneapolis-based rock band who has created a wonderfully eclectic and beautifully haunting record in Shadows of the Light. The band, who balance numerous other aspects of their lives have taken the time to come together and in turn have created a unique sound that draws on psychedelic, hard rock, and prog. Ghost Towns of the West deserve to be on your list of bands-to-see. Continue reading

Review – United Teachers of Music – Annihilation ’77


By Rich Horton

I did the writer thing on this review where I typed my opening sentence almost ten times and then deleted it and started over. It was the equivalent of pulling ten pieces of paper out of the typewriter and throwing them in the garbage. Continue reading