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Live Review – The Last Revel at Icehouse

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By Ann Treacy

The Last Revel finds themselves weathering the perfect musical storm for their sound. Back in the day there wasn’t much room for a folksy bluegrass band on stage in Minneapolis on a Saturday night – no matter how rocking they were. The Last Revel is preceded by a wave of  Trampled by Turtles, Pert Near Sandstone and other Minnesota bands who plowed the way for mainstream acceptance for what some of us have always loved. Continue reading

Review – The Last Revel – The Last Revel

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By Evan Verploegh

Let’s be honest here: Bluegrass bands are a dime a dozen these days. It takes a true uniqueness and distinction to set yourselves apart from the large pack of bluegrass and americana musicians we see today. What has come in the current revival of bluegrass, folk and americana is an incredible amount of friendly competition that challenges bands to excel in musicianship and develop a notable sound that can be quickly identified. Minneapolis’ own The Last Revel has successfully honed in on a sound that does just that. Continue reading