The Mass Nerve Management Artist Showcase – 11/20 at 7th St. Entry

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Mass Nerve Management’s Kent Horgan has put together an amazing roster of bands. Worth the trip into a winter night to check them all out live.

http://massnerve.com
http://fortwilsonriot.com/
http://tiredtongues.com/
http://aaronandthesea.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MAKR/162576610438710

 

Not Closing Time For Matt Wilson, John Munson, & Fathom Lane

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Becca Martin

Photo Gallery Tony Nelson

Poster Jon Hunt

Whilst circling downtown Minneapolis searching out parking I had that “aha” moment-NOT everyone is here to see former Trip Shakespeare member’s Matt Wilson and John Munson at the New Century Theatre. I was, but it just so happened that it was night two of the Garth Brook’s Marathon and the city was packed. Eventually I found an open ramp, ran a few blocks and in my hurry, banged into a locked glass door. Oh Hell, the night could only get better.

Rock-n-roll time allowed me a moment to collect myself, procure a glass of wine, and find a friend. House lights went down and Michael Ferrier (Fathom Lane) came out to welcome the audience and to say that he was really here to “See John and Matt.” Ferrier conveyed out loud what everyone was feeling, the anticipation of seeing the two Minneapolis icons play together. Fathom Lane’s full band trickled out and they performed a set complete with a new song called ‘Zero.’ It seems the creative bug has bit and perhaps a third album is on its way? Until then, you can find Fathom Lane at The Library.

The duo Twilight Hours that is John Munson (Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic) and Matt Wilson (Trip Shakespeare) casually took the stage. If you are not familiar with these members of Trip Shakespeare, the essential component that they own is spontaneous merriment. The stage loves Matt and John. Their easy banter with one another cannot be beat. Between songs a loose Q & A with members of the audience ensued. My favorite line of the night was uttered by Munson as the merits of a new Twilight Hour’s song ‘Help Me Find the Way’ was discussed: “It (the new song) is right up there, I am a song player-not a song picker. I thought ‘Closing Time’ was a nice album cut.” Collective laughter erupted while the two chuckled right along. One thing is certain that when they get together people will be entertained. By way of the music and the comedy duel. It was a touching moment when they expressed gratitude for being able to still play music. The audience was “rapt” around their fingers. Speaking with people in the crowd I was privy to a reunion of sorts, what shows people had attended and how they first got to know TS. It got to the essence of the history of mutual admiration and loyalty between Trip Shakespeare and their enthusiasts. A history long overshadowed by other Minneapolis bands of the 1980-90’s who were not always so generous to their fans.

They say timing is everything and John Munson and Matt Wilson seemed revved up to share the news of an impending Twilight Hours release that is nearly done with an “unknowable release date.” Take heart TS fans of the news that Trip Shakespeare’s ‘Applehead Man’ and ‘Are You Shakepearienced’ will be reissued on December 12th through Omnivore Records just in time for the Holidays.

http://omnivorerecordings.com/press-release-trip-shakespeare-applehead-man-are-you-shakespearienced/

Chris Koza – In Real Time – Album Release Show Sunday 11/9 at The Cedar

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Chris Koza is all grown up. Koza keeps his prolific streak going, with his new release In Real Time.

Chris Koza with Reina Del Cid.
Sunday November 9th.
Cedar Cultural Center

www.chriskoza.com

K.Raydio & O-D “One Drop” Album Release Party 11/8 at Icehouse

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Some very cool stuff happening here, check out the music and check it out live!

http://kraydioando-d.bandcamp.com/releases

RSVP Here

New Release – War Poets – Hot and Cold: American Relationships

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This is being released today, with a portion of proceeds going to work to find a cure for Cystic-fibrosis. This is being released by Rock The Cause Records who have a long history of combining music and charity in the Twin Cities.

Order it here

http://irockthecause.org/

 

Tired Tongues wag at the Turf Club 11/02

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Photo Credit: Matt Barnes

By Becca Martin

Rift really LOVED Wiping Out Thousands, and felt sad when news of its demise spread. The city was left with an electronic void. However, out of its ashes a new electronic rock duo has emerged. Be witness to Tired Tongues at their first show this Sunday at the Turf Club. I sat down to catch up with Taylor Nelson who comprises half of the duo.

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Win a copy of What Tyrants Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl

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Shoot an email to rich@riftmagazine.com to win a copy of What Tyrants 7″ Single.
http://whattyrants.bandcamp.com/

Also catch them this Friday – 11/1 at The Turf Club.

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https://www.facebook.com/WhatTyrants

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