Tag Archives: Minneapolis

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

Interview – Mary Bue – Rock n Roll With a Namaste Twist

mary2By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Jason Kokal/JLK Images

To say that Mary Bue is a mover and a shaker is a very literal statement, since the 2015 release of her grunge punk masterpiece Holy Bones, the musician’s career has been speeding along at a heady pace. This spring the Duluth based Bue pulled up stakes, making the move south to Minneapolis. Rift caught up with her to find out just how the transition is coming along. Continue reading

Review – Kitten Forever – 7 Hearts


Review by: Kaleb Bronson

Some may label them as ‘Riot Grrrl’, and some may say they are punk, but Kitten Forever is so much more, they are a fierce trio of musicians with messages to scrawl across the Minneapolis landscape and beyond with their new album “7 Hearts.” Continue reading

Review – Dusty Heart at the Turf Club, 12/3

Photo By Natalie Champa Jennings

by Derek Lynch

To warm up the crowd on a freezing Thursday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Joe Pug invited local super-duo Dusty Heart to play a set consisting of covers, originals, and pure Americana soul. Minnesota folk heroes Molly Dean and Barbara Jean quietly and confidently took the stage without introduction, plugged in, and tuned before the crowd realized anything was happening. Within seconds of their opener, “the River,” the audience was taken on a trip to Appalachia and the far North where music happens in circles around a jug of whiskey with family and close friends. The original song was reminiscent of the storytellers that define Americana music-I couldn’t help but be reminded of Gillian Welch’s light, rhythmic guitar and Alison Krauss’s ethereal voice. Continue reading

Listen – Morality Crisis – Gas

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This is the track “Gas” from Morality Crisis’s new album Mash. Release show tonight.

This is some pretty heavy stuff, so be prepared.


Listen – Deleter – Seclusion

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Deleter keeps tearing it up, with it’s post punk, indie rock slant. A release show not to be missed, and a new album that should be listened to, again and again.