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Rockin' 101 is looking for new material from bands for Minnesota Homegrown.  You can also email Tim Ryan the location of your CD quality mp3 file to tim@rockin101.com.  Submit you material to:



Attn:  Tim Ryan

PO Box 366

1010 2nd Street North

Sauk Rapids, MN 56379





Minnesota has a TON of very talented bands.  Every month Minnesota Homegrown will highlight one of those local favorites.  As music fans who support the local music scene, simply vote for one of the five choices in the right hand column.  You can vote ONCE PER DAY.


The band who has the most votes during the month will kick off Minnesota Homegrown for every show of that month.  We'll also highlight the band right here at Rockin101 - dot - com.


Top non-winning band will carry though to the next month's voting. 

NOTE:  Bands can only carry over one month.


Qualified band should have enough material for a month of airplay on Minnesota Homegrown.





Band Members:

David Young (vocals, guitar, bass, keys, mando, dobro, percussion, programming)
Zach Young (drums, percussion, vocals)

Bio:  Minneapolis-based Going To The Sun combines the earthiness of acoustic folk instrumentation with the playfulness of electronic synth programming, creating a sonic yin and yang that flank the unforgettable melodies and lyrical depth at the heart of their self-titled debut album.

Fronted by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Young, the project started as an experimental departure from rock power trio Down and Above, but quickly turned into a raison d'etre.  "I wanted to make a heart-forward album", explains Young.  "Life is so beautiful.  And so painful.  I needed to write these songs - for myself, and for anyone else who's had to navigate some unexpected hard turns."

The result is an autobiographical body of moving, earnest pop songs set to a backdrop of spirited production and lush harmonies that is as dynamic musically as it is emotionally.

Joined by drummer and DNA-alum Zach Young, along with a bevy of guest musicians including Ian Allison (Jeremy Messersmith, Carnage, Verskotzi) and Ken Wilson (Paulette Carlson), Going To The Sun have produced an album that is both powerful and intimate, dredging the depths of loss and grief, and emerging in celebration with a sense of hope and purpose.


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August 24, 2014


Going To The Sun "Alone In The Same Room"

Dirtee Circus "Vegas Motel"

Skywynd "Lamhaj"

Another Lost Year "Cop Car"( National Feature - Charlotte, NC )


( Break )


In Studio:  Fureal

*  "My World"

*  "Not Again"


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Blue Felix "Any Last Questions"

City Of The Weak "Spit It Out"

Whither The Tide "Something To Fear"

Conditioned Response "Lies In The Dark"