Tag Archives: Husker Du

Interview – Greg Norton Takes the Call


Rebecca Marx Photo Credit Dan Corrigan

You know what they say: “A missed call is a missed opportunity”? Well, let’s just say that I’m really glad that Greg Norton is the kind of a guy who answers his phone. Had he not, I wouldn’t be writing about the iconically mustachioed musician. Most of you will be quite familiar with Norton who was the bassist for the influential punk rock trio out of Minneapolis–Hüsker Dü, but maybe less familiar with the band that he has just joined. Continue reading

Review – Land Speed Record at the Walker: a discombobulated look at snapshots in time

Land Speed Record

By Ann Treacy Photo Chris Larson

If my 16 year old self knew that one day I’d be talking to Grant Hart about an Irish band covering Diane (my favorite Hüsker Dü song!) or Paradise Lost in his last album, my 16 year old self would have walked with a much better swagger. Continue reading

Article – Patch The Sky, Bob Mould Solo Again


Rebecca Marx

Bob Mould will once more grace the Mainroom stage at First Avenue on April 22nd and 23rd. Mould will not phone it in, because above all he is an incredible musician who will crush it in the city that he called home, the city that he helped to put on the musical map. 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”