New Rift Website is up

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new website is up www.riftmagazine.com

 

Review – The Persian Leaps – Drive, Drive Delay

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By Brandon Henry

The Persian Leaps’ deliver a powerful EP with Drive, Drive, Delay. The 5 songs steamroll through catchy melodies slathered in thick distortion, thundering drums reminiscent of the great power rock bands of the ‘90s. Continue reading

Hotelecaster CD Release – Friday 2/27 – Icehouse

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Hotelecaster is releasing The Farther Fewer EP this Friday 2/27 at Icehouse. The songs on the new EP, are catchy indie rock while keeping an edgy feel.

Hotelecaster CD Release
Hotelecaster, Gramma’s Boyfriend with DJ Sets by Gramma’s Boyfriends.
Friday, February 27th – 10:30 $8 Advance / $10 Door
Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Avenue S. Mpls

http://www.icehousempls.com/events/hotelcaster-cd-release-grammas-boyfriend-dj-set-by-grammas-boyfriends/
https://hotelecaster.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

Fury Things / Brilliant Beast Split EP – Release Show – 2/25 Turfclub

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Whether you want to call it shoegaze or fuzz pop, Fury Things and Brilliant Beast bring you a nice wall of sound. Fury Things staying more on the indie rock vibe and Brilliant Beast being a little more out there. These two are a perfect fit for a Split EP, each bringing their distinct personalities as bands. Similar but different, which is a great combination.

Fury Things / Brilliant Beast Split EP – Release Show
Fury Things, Brilliant Beast and Catbath.
Wednesday, February 25th – 8pm – $5
Turf Club, St Paul MN.

Fury Things
Brilliant Beast
Catbath

Review – Falcon Arrow – Tower

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By Tim Kraus

If you are perusing the metaphorical bandcamp physical record store in the sky, Falcon Arrow’s most recent release provides yet more evidence that the band refuses to be put in a box, or at least that there is not yet a box that exists for them. The typical labels for such music (such as the ones that you will see in the tags at the bottom of this review) fall short of classifying their particular decoupage of sonic textures in a way that is meaningful or even factual. Continue reading

Art – Inspired Music Project – Opening Reception – 2/24 – 7:30 at McNally Smith

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Musical compositions inspired by the works of local visual artists, sounds very interesting. It’s great when artists can find a common ground, even when the mediums are different. Inspiration leading to collaboration.

Art Inspired Music Project
Open Reception, Tuesday February 24th. 7:30
McNally Smith College of Music
19 Exchange Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101
https://www.facebook.com/events/881690648548949/?source=1

The exhibition runs Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 through April 30, 2015.

Composers and visual artists include: Continue reading

Review of the Documentary ‘Records Collecting Dust’

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Becca Martin-Marx

Riot House Records has put out its first film, a documentary that follows a format that has become a trend. This movie features snapshots of acclaimed, famed, and obscure music aficionados letting you peer into their collective memory. I am not taking a shot at them, how can a film that documents the slim line between fan and fanatic disappoint? Continue reading

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