New Rift Website is up


new website is up


Video – The Cooling – Reina Del Cid

89.3 The Current Turns Ten at the Turf Club feat. Billy Idol with Steve Stevens, Little Man, and Tropical Depression



Becca Martin-Marx

Photo Credit Tony Nelson

89.3 The Current had a ten-year Birthday party at the Turf Club on January 19th, radio personality Mary Lucia hosted the special occasion. Lucia had the privilege to pick the talent and it reflected her musical taste. You might not want to rock with local bands, and you might dislike the idea of an 1980’s icon headlining the Current’s tenth Birthday bash. That is totally fine but it was a great show. A show that sold out in five minutes, and even at the last moment people were scheming to attend. A beautiful night that was warm outside and inside, palpable with the anticipation of seeing Billy Idol. Continue reading

Smitten Kitten’s 6th Annual Erotic Arts & Crafts Show


Very likely to be some interesting and provocative arts and crafts.

Opening – Friday, Jan. 9th 8-11pm showing through Feb 22nd.

The Smitten Kitten
3010 Lyndale Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Excuse us, while we clean up a bit.


We haven’t been posting as much as usual, but that is because we are going through some big changes. In the meantime, we have been posting things on our Rift Facebook page. So make sure you check it out and like us there to get all the local music and art updates.


Eliza Blue – OTA – 2014

Eliza Blue, who at one time was playing all over the place locally, now lives in Bison, SD and is now living the simple life. Great video and story.


Eliza Blue – OTA – 2014 from Passenger on Vimeo.

Event Review Lizzo & Caroline Smith Take the Mainstage 9/26 & 9/27


Event Review Lizzo & Caroline Smith Take the Mainstage 9/26 & 9/27

By Becca Martin

Two women, best friends, one show…one helluva show! Lizzo and Caroline Smith have each had a banner year, both reaching new heights of skill and success. Friday night at First Avenue’s Mainroom in Minneapolis they showed off what they are made of. Continue reading