RIP Gavin Theory : New tune from IAME & Lucas Dix

gavinsoensI never had the opportunity to meet Gavin Soens in person, but his influence is seen almost daily through many of my friends and idols. The Wisconsin native was part of Hives Inquiry Squad, and later moved to Portland with fellow rapper (and Hives bandmate) Lucas Dix. Though I didn’t know Gavin in his younger years, I have heard and read many stories to make it feel like I did. I wish I did. Continue reading

My Week : Interpreted by Music

Monday : Culture Cry Wolf announces new Sapient Sessions EP
I am a big CCW fan, and not just because I have friends in the group. I’ve been a fan since I heard their ska-punk-rock music combined with hip-hop influences a few years back. The Minneapolis group has made it down to our beautiful Sioux Falls several times, gathering quite the following. This week they announced their new album, produced by Portland’s Sapient (a personal favorite of mine). Sapient just released Slump a little over a month ago and it’s still playing regularly in my earbuds. The six-track album will be released for FREE on May 14, with a release party in Minneapolis on May 18. Check out the video below for a sneak peak at the album. Continue reading

Local musicians open new recording studio with a special launch show tonight

KilldeerTwo Sioux Falls locals and veteran musicians have recently opened a brand new recording space just outside of town. Killdeer Recording Company is the brainchild of Dan Ludeman (Amos Slade, The Spill Canvas) and Jesse Logterman (ex De Netherman).

The two came together through a mutual friend, Kyle Langle, after Langle’s business, Encore Production, moved into a large space on the outskirts of Tea. The space provided plenty of room for a stage, band practice areas, storage space, and a studio. Last fall, the three set out on constructing a full-service studio from scratch, designing it to be specifically made for recording.

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Music Monday : A post for Lucas Dix


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I’m switching up the Music Monday type entry a little today to make a special post dedicated to a good dude who I admire. (Don’t worry, there are also music suggestions included. )

You may or may not know Lucas Dix from the groups Hives Inquiry Squad and Jellyfish Brigade. A Wisconsin native, the mighty teacher/rapper/hiker/basketball fan/chicken owner now lives in Portland. I was introduced to his music a few years back through a friend and have followed him (generally in a non-creepy way) ever since. I have gotten to know him a bit through the works of social media and written rap verses and have nothing but positive things to say (and hear) about the dude.

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The Best Love Is Free 4 Show Announced


The wonderful people over at The Best Love Is Free have just announced the lineup for their 4th annual show, including Sioux Falls’ own Later Babes.

I personally can’t wait for this show. If you’re a musician, hopefully you got in your submission before last Friday. The compilation they put together is always one of my favorites and a good source of new music.

Also performing are Cecil Otter (of Doomtree), I, Colossus, and Sophia Eris. Botzy from Culture Cry Wolf will be hosting (check back later this week for a special interview with him!). The 18+ show is at the Fine Line in Minneapolis on February 9. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


Music Monday : Staff Recommendations

MMStaff Recommendations seems like a better way of saying ‘this is the shit I like’.

Music Monday posts will be my way of showing you what I’ve been listening to all week and what’s been on my radar. So don’t feel bad if you miss me on your social network feeds. I’ll catch you up.

I’ve already posted my love for Jellyfish Brigade’s new release so skip back if you want to re-read it.

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