The Suburbs

The Suburbs, from Minneapolis MN, voted by the Mpls Star Tribune as one of Minnesotaʼs “most important musical entities of the 20th century”, are playing buzzed-about shows again.
Originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, the group got their first recording contract in 1977 with Twin Tone Records, along with groups like The Replacements, the Jayhawks, Husker Du, etc. They went on to record six albums for labels Twin Tone, Mercury/Polygram, and A&M Records, garnering the sort of critical acclaim and fan ardor deserving of one of the most original and fun groups of that seminal era.

Regarding their latest release: "THE MINNEAPOLIS NEW WAVE PUNK OUTFIT MAINTAINS ITS QUIRKY SPUNK AND FUNKY POP ENERGY," says The New Yorker Magazine, and their latest single "Turn The Radio On" was voted SONG OF THE YEAR by the Minneapolis Star/Tribune.

Don't miss original members Chan Poling, Hugo Klaers and Max Ray, along with newest members Steve Brantseg, Steve Price, Jeremy Yvilsaker, Janey Winterbauer, Rochelle Becker and Stephen Kung when they come to rock a venue near you!

Dead Larry

A delightful blend of psychedelic rock, dance and funk offers a look into the new generation of musicians and fans. Dead Larry transplanted themselves into Minneapolis in Oct of 2011 from their hometown of Iowa City, IA. A group of 4 guys in their early twenties, Dead Larry loves to party and encourages the crowd to get up and moving. With a vast range of influences it's hard to pin down the sound, but comparisons have been made to Modest Mouse, The Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Dead Larry encourages a community of friends and family (known as "The Family of Funky Friends") that continues to support and grow with Dead Larry throughout their adventures. Touring relentlessly across the country, Dead Larry is a psychedelic force to be reckoned with.

"An all too short set by psychedelic funk pop band, Dead Larry, from Iowa City, Iowa, was all I needed to realize where the great music truly was. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Mark McGuiness screamed his lyrics with rock 'n' roll conviction to the raw and dark simplicity of the musical compromise that is the rest of the band. Each member worked their musical niche to create something greater than themselves that is Dead Larry."
- Travis Beck, The Daily Nebraskan (Jul 28, 2008) on Dead Larry's performance at 10,000 Lakes Festival '08



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