New Year – Rift 2013

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After a year hiatus and false starts and stops, Riftmagazine.com is back online. We will post local music, art events, and local happenings, along with videos and tracks.

We hope to go back to our core mission of having informative articles, for musicians, artists and creative people. We will also pull articles from our past issues and are on the lookout for new content linking to other articles and information.

If you’re interested in helping or want to send information about your art, shoot an email to rich@riftmagazine.com

Mages “SEROTONIN SAILS” EP Release Show

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By Kristine Volovsek

Join Mages for their “SEROTONIN SAILS” EP Release Show Saturday, December 29 at 7th street entry. Described as having “a sense of unity, weightlessness, and mind-bending nirvana”, Mages mystify audiences with a sweet and soulful indie-folk-rock sound, reminiscent of bands like Belle and Sebastian. Rupert Angeleyes and Love Lake will also be playing. The show is 18+ and only $5. Doors at 8pm.

https://www.facebook.com/magesmusic

Serotonin Sails Official Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Kie01_ysM

Rupert Angeleyes
“The Saddest Song in the World” off of When the Sangria Dies
http://rupertangeleyes.bandcamp.com/track/the-saddest-song-in-the-world
(This is my favorite Rupert Angeleyes song! I always freak out when I hear it on RadioK…)

Love Lake
http://lovelake.bandcamp.com/

 

l’étoile “A Few of Our Favorite Things” 2012

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l’étoile’s year end list – http://www.letoilemagazine.com/2012/12/26/a-few-of-our-favorite-things-the-best-of-2012/

City Pages New Issue – Artists of the Year

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Some great profiles on local artists.

http://www.citypages.com/2012-12-26/arts/2012-artists-of-the-year/

Mad Ripple Hootenanny for Allison Locey’s Birthday.

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Help the Mad Ripple Hootenanny celebrate the birthday of one of the Twin Cities’ most passionate music fans! With Jim Walsh, Brianna Lane, Mayda, Katy Vernon, Ben Glaros, Ashleigh Still, Martin Devaney, Frank Randall, Chris Perricelli, Terry Walsh, Eliza Blue and more!

Wednesday, December 26th 8:00pm
The Turf Club
1601 University Avenue, St. Paul MN 55104

Friday Links – Enjoy.

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Twin Cities Critics’ Tally: Best local albums of 2012
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/183371831.html

TCCT 2012: Best songs, live acts & signs of life
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/184306361.html

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Friday Five: New videos from Prof, Heiruspecs’ Felix, the Pinsch, more
http://blog.thecurrent.org/post/2012/12/friday-five-new-videos-prof-heiruspecs-felix-pinsch-more

Chris Koza, Fat Kid Wednesdays, and more of the best new local holiday music
http://blog.thecurrent.org/post/2012/12/chris-koza-fat-kid-wednesdays-and-more-best-new-local-holiday-music

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The Best of 2012 Local Songs
http://www.reviler.org/2012/12/20/the-best-of-2012-local-songs/

The Best of 2012 Local Songs
http://www.reviler.org/2012/12/20/the-best-of-2012-local-albums/

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Best Twin Cities music videos of 2012
http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2012/12/best_twin_cities_music_videos_of_2012.php

Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists
http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2012/12/best_twin_cities_songs_2012_staff_lists.php

PROF – Moron – Music Video

I can’t really explain this, you should just watch it.

http://www.stophousegroup.com/prof/

The Ericksons – Where Do You Dwell – Music Video

Where Do You Dwell (Official music video)- The Ericksons from Jenny on Vimeo.

Check out more videos and songs on their website – www.theericksonsmusic.comTheir CD release party is coming up in January – On The 17th at The Cedar Cultural center with Jimmy Peterson.

Ben Kyle – Mercy Video

Ben Kyle – Mercy from Ryan Newman on Vimeo.

Ben Kyle’s Website

The First Annual Guante Music Awards

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Check on Guante’s take on music from 2012, includes plenty of videos and local shout outs. You can check out his music as well on his blog.

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