Minor Kingdom, Akron Engine
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is 21 and over
Known as one of Minneapolis' most dynamic live acts, Rogue Valley - led by singer/songwriter Chris Koza - is an internationally-recognized band that has previously released four albums. They perform regularly at top Twin Cities venues (First Avenue, The Fitzgerald Theater) and festivals (Basilica Block Party, MN State Fair), and have extensively toured the US, sharing the stage or supporting artists such as The Jayhawks, Andrew Bird, Lucinda Williams, Mason Jennings, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Nellie McKay, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Tift Merrit, and others. Koza's songs have been featured on television for ABC, MTV, A&E and CBS, as well as numerous local and national commercials. Rogue Valley's song The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in 20th Century Fox's feature film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. Paste Magazine calls Rogue Valley on of Minnesota's best bands; they continue to receive critical acclaim from both local and national press.
Minor Kingdom was born in a Minneapolis bedroom in the fall of 2007. What started as a solo recording outlet for frontman and songwriter Kristian Melom quickly grew to a collaborative platform, housing over twenty rotating members. Assembled around a unique cast of professional musicians; the group fuses elements of post-rock, folk, and blues to create an eclectic genre they can call their own. The music has recently drawn comparisons to other mainstream artists: Wilco, Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon and Bonnie Prince Billy among others.
Over the past four years Minor Kingdom have released two albums, toured the Midwest and gained national exposure playing for local radio stations. The project has recently relocated to San Francisco, CA where Kristian is planning a solo West Coast tour to support the group’s latest release entitled “Don’t Worry Baby.”
Akron Engine is a four piece folk rock outfit of Bay Area outlaws. One of the boys comes from Akron, Ohio the rest are from all over. The music moves, hums and twists with the burning heart and steely soul of a high powered locomotive.
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