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Interview – Robat

Photo by Kassidy Renee Paige

By Rich Horton

You have to like surprises, and when I got a first listen of Robat, I was pleasantly blown away. I usually shy away from things tagged as emo, but this band is wonderful. Complex layers of guitar with intertwined vocals that just grab your soul a bit.

I had to get something up about this band, I want people to give them a listen. It will be well worth your time.

RIFT: How did you come up with the name of the band?

ROBAT:  Robat has been playing together for a few years now but before we called ourselves Robat we went by “Prints”. It was mostly a joke, but considering we hail from Minneapolis and we were tired of explaining the joke to people, we decided to come up with something a bit more self-explanatory. Don’t know that we totally pulled that off with Robat, which we came up with while sitting at a patio. We were talking about robots and bat flew overhead. We have a natural gift for puns and word play. We came up with “Robat” and it just kind of stuck.

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Listen – Hot Date – His

Hot Date gets right to the point with their new 3 song EP, entitled Three Sides To The Story. Here is info on the release show – http://riftmagazine.com/event/general-b-the-wiz-hot-date-ep-release/

Listen – Gabriel Douglas – People Leave / People Go

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New release from Gabriel Douglas out today!

https://gabrieldouglas.bandcamp.com/album/talks-yells-and-plays-guitar-vol-i-electric-solo

www.gabrieldouglas.com

Video – John Chuck & The Class – Business As Usual

Winners of the Humans Win! studio contest last year, John Chuck and The Class are releasing their first track.
It’s like a pop/rap party, and everyone is invited.

http://johnchuckandtheclass.com/

They are performing at Mill City Nights on Dec 19th.

 

 

Video – Fury Things – Bruised Fruit

Ferocious noisy melody is a good way to describe this band. I always pronounce it Furry Things in my head, for some reason. This song and video = Awesome!

The release show for their new album VHS,  I am sure will be off the hook.

http://riftmagazine.com/event/fury-things-12-release-party-w-alpha-consumer-single-release-kitten-forever-strange-relations/

http://modern-radio.com/musicians/fury-things/

Reviews – Greycoats CD Release at Paikka: Back to the future of another world

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Photo By Aaron Van Luven – http://efri.co

By Ann Treacy

Saturday night I was invited to awaken from 100-year sleep and become a crew member aboard spacecraft Aspera with the Greycoats to celebrate the release of their latest CD Adrift. The party and the music were both exactly what I imagined the future would be when I was a kid. It was a little retro, a little space age, a little kitsch and a lot of notes that struck just the right chord. Continue reading