Interview with Botzy


By Becca Martin

Sitting across from Botzy over coffee he laid it out for me “Creativity at the rate of consumption.” He has been climbing a mountain since January, with FOUR releases in the space of THREE months. Three months? I know, feel challenged… Continue reading

Road Reports #1


By Becca Martin

See behind the stage into the revealed lives of Minnesota musicians on tour in their own words.

“When we played in Pittsburgh, Adam To (Moonstone Continuum) and friends from Minneapolis were the best hosts!  They happen to be killer chefs and we arrived at their sweet pad to find an incredible spread…homemade falafel, gnocchi, pad thai, curry stew, beet salad and rice krispie treats to name a few.  We stuffed our faces after hauling the gear up a few flights to be safe overnight.  Three hours of sleep later, we repacked the van to get our tired booties to NYC in time for load in.”

-Hannah von der Hoff currently on an East coast tour with Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps.


Square Lake Film & Music Festival 8/10


Lots of great local music and film for this day long festival. Featuring Dark Dark Dark, Heavy Deeds, Greg Grease, Crimes, Moors & McCumber, Food Pyramid, Body Omara, Is/Is and dozens of locally produced animations/independent films.

Listen – The Futiles – Divorce


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Music Video – Porcupine – Force Field

SEAWHORES “The Hunt Is On” B-Side Vinyl Release Party 4/12 at Grumpys Downtown


Seawhores aren’t for everyone, hell they probably aren’t for 99 percent of the people. Since Rift is only read by about .o001 percent of people, your probably exactly the right people to go see them. I really enjoy playing the percentage game, it’s fun. So throw away the 99% and head down to Grumpys for “The Hunt Is On” vinyl release show. According to their event page it’s going to be one hell of a night. Click on more to get the full details.

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Rob Meany’s Songs In Progress – Demo Download Series


Rob Meany just keeps writing songs, and for his new project he is letting everyone in on the songwriting progress. This started yesterday, but maybe if you sign up and send him a note he will send you the first song.
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Secondhand Hounds Benefit Concert and Art Show – 3/20 at Honey


This is a great event for a great organization.

From their Facebook event page

Secondhand Hounds will be hosting a Benefit Concert and Art Show at Honey in NE Minneapolis on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. We will have bands playing all night, awesome art up for raffle ($1 raffle tickets), a live art auction at the end of the night, and a photo booth!

Wiping Out Thousands Video – Evening

This video is creepy but in such a cool way. Eerie but excellent!

Evening (Official Video) from Wiping out Thousands on Vimeo.

JOEY RYAN & THE INKS Announce New EP [pause.], Release Single “Of a Feather”


Check out the single “Of a Feather” from the upcoming release (May 2013) of Joey Ryan & The Inks album [pause].


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