Fuck Yeah Females : Spotlight on Dessa

dessaIt’s no secret that I adore Dessa. Not in a creepy way, but a high school “YOU GET ME!” kind of way. I’ve been drawn to her music since I first heard of Doomtree years ago, and that connection was only solidified with her newest album, Parts of Speech.

A lot of her songs come off as a sort of spoken word piece, which is understandable since she’s such an incredible writer and poet. Her words flow so easily and with meaning – you can hear the happiness, the strength, and the sadness in her voice. Every live performance is like telling her story for the very first time – the good, the bad, and the love lost.

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Fuck Yeah Females : Spotlight on Sadie Soul

SadieSoulWhat’s better than a beautiful female rocking the musical waves? A beautiful female who rocks the musical waves right here in Sioux Falls!

Lovely miss Sadie Soul adds a vintage twist to the modern day DJ – spinning 45s of oldies and soul that you can’t help but shake your booty to. And as if that idea isn’t amazing in itself, this girl is a teacher, Rock-a-Betty founder, tattoo-enthusiast, and possibly one of the nicest people you’ll meet. She could probably drink your frat brother under the table, too, but that’s a whole other story. 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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TICKET GIVEAWAY : Label fashion show and benefit for Sioux Falls skate scene

I’m giving away TWO VIP tickets (which gets you hooked up with some sweet merch) to the Label “Still Breathing – Pumping Life Into Our Skate Scene” Fashion and Benefit Show featuring performances by Minneapolis’ Botzy and Ecid, as well as a fashion show from the local clothing line, Label, on Saturday, December 22 at Boonies.

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Interview : Minneapolis’ Botzy talks love for Sioux Falls, The Best Love Is Free

Botzy2It was just over two years ago that Adam Botsford (aka Botzy) made his first trip to Sioux Falls to promote his band, Culture Cry Wolf‘s, first show in town. Since then, the Minneapolis group has gained a cult-like following, opening for locals like Soulcrate and Later Babes, as well as headlining their own shows. Rapper/emcee/web-nerd Botzy has also performed a few solo sets in town, and you can catch him performing this Saturday, December 22, at Boonies for the Label “Still Breathing – Pumping Life Into Our Skate Scene” fashion show and benefit.

Until then, check out this interview I did with Botzy about his undying admiration for Sioux Falls (mainly a downtown bar called TommyJacks) and his annual event and compilation CD, The Best Love Is Free.

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