Mark Mallman, Bloodnstuff
Food Pyramid, Bad Bad Hats
629 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
'Pianist-extraordinaire!' -MILWAUKEE JOURNAL *** 'Mallman's '70s-redolent music could be huge right now.' -PITCHFORK *** 'Who said 70s Piano-rock was back? We did!!!'-TIME OUT NY *** 'Indie-Superhero' - MPLS CITY PAGES
Mark Mallman is an absolutely fantastic songwriter and amazing performer... It is only a matter of time before this guy is all the critics favorite "new" artist. Definitely don't want to miss this one!
"Mallman...is a blend of Ryan Adams and fellow Minnesota legends, the Replacements." - Pop Matters
"Insane piano-pop, inklings of Elton John and Paul McCartney. Great songs from a madman... Owes a bit to Queen and Joe Jackson... Amazing depth of lyric. Very well arranged and produced pop songs." - Hybrid
"these songs are good... Mallman writes and sings big, dramatic, Queen-style orchestrations, full of fabulous sweeping guitar fills and jangly keyboards, all propelled on by his plaintive lyrics demanding justification for his faith in love, humanity, and the world in general." - Cosmic
"it's Mallman's unapologetic commitment to rock that wins you over." - Harp
Bloodnstuff is a two-piece rock band native to Minneapolis, MN. Ed Holmberg (guitar/vocals) and Dylan Gouert (drums) bring a mountain of sound that is truly hard to believe comes from a duo. Looks can be deceiving, as the output of these two creatives is an amalgmation of all things hard, fun and fast.
Ironically formed from the previous band Economy Team, the resulting project follows their previous alma mater's name to a "t", as everything bloodnstuff does is born out of necessity. Holmberg began his versatile singing when a former bass player/singer didn't show up for a gig. Holmberg convinced Gouert they could do everything as a duo when Economy Team bassist Ted Johnson left. "I went with it, figuring we would eventually find another bass player. Instead I realized we really didn't need a bass player," says Gouert. He designed and built a secret weapon, enabling Holmberg to dexterously play bass and guitar live while singing, simultaneously layering riffs and melodies. With a sound bigger than that of most four-pieces, the music is amazingly all created live. "No recordings or looping, and never will be," Holmberg states flatly.
The end result is the aptly self-titled "bloodnstuff" - a raccus 10 song LP that is filled with moxxy from beginning to end
Bad Bad Hats
Bad Bad Hats is the songwriting duo of Chris Hoge and Kerry Alexander. Together, they write songs that are short & sweet, upbeat & smart. With the help of their bassist, Noah Boswell, they were discovered at Macalester College’s Annual Battle of the Bands. They did not win the battle, and are currently seeking revenge.