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MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN MUSIC SUBMISSIONS

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:

 

ROCKIN' 101 MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN

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.

 


 

 

 

PLAYLIST

June 19, 2016

 

My Zero "She Got The Moves Like Satan" - Band of the Month

Gabriel And The Apocalypse "Beauty Under Glass"

Gemini "On The Edge"

Via "Closets"

FLIPP "All In My Head"

 

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In Studio Interview:  Fatal Kaliber

*  "Shine"

*  "The End Again"

 

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American Head Charge "Let All The World Believe"

Names To Faces "What More Can I Do"

Fifth Hour "Vanity"

Pinwheel "Carried Away"

 

 

PLAYLIST

June 12, 2016

 

My Zero "Can't Lose Control" - Band of the Month

Blue Felix "Hate Inside"

Soul Asylum "School's Out" (Alice Cooper Cover)

Seazon Of The Fly "A New Light"

Kat Perkins "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

 

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Strange Daze "Anymore"

FLIPP "I Still Love Rock-N-Roll"

Prince "Crimson And Clover" (Tommy James and the Shondells Cover)

Sleep Signals "Digital Sleep"

Ashes From Stone "Buried Alive"

 

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Fatal Kaliber "Bashed On The Rocks"

Buzzard "Feathers"

Gabriel And The Apocalypse "Until We Dream"

Forthangel "Not Hollywood"

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH

 

 

MY ZERO

Rev. John Wheeler: Songwriter Vocals Synth Guitar
David Murder: Bass Synth Guitar Backing Vocals
Jace: Guitar Backing Vocals Live Piano
Mitch Tyranny: Drums
Figgles: Sample Trigger Audio Modulation
RyaN: More Guitars

 

 

BIO: 

MY ZERO is collection of sexy rock songs created through arcane magicks by legendary dirtbag, Rev. John Wheeler, and performed by degenerate punk rockers.

 

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MAY 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH

 

 

 

 CHASING COLORS

MEMBERS:

Louie Paretta
Scott Patton
David Wagner
David E. Paquette

 

 

BIO: 

THE GREATEST BAND NEVER HEARD!

All original members of the 1980s/early 90s Minneapolis, MN original band The Colour.

Chasing Colors released their first ever album available to the public July 18th 2015.

The band has renamed ourselves, Chasing Colors...so much more appropriate!! Chasing Colors (Formerly The Colour) back in the day were compared to The Cure, U2 and even The Cars. Surprisingly, Louie Paretta (Lead Vocals/Guitar), David Wagner (Bass/Vocals), David E. Paquette (Drums/Vocals) and myself, Scott Patton (Lead Guitar/Vocals) have written and professionally recorded original songs all through our careers but were just never able to get past handing our cassette demo tapes out to our fans at live shows. We had a good shot when local talk radio host Terry “Griff” Griffen was managing us. Unfortunately, Terry passed away from leukemia and with hard times, the band broke up. In the last two decades, Louie Paretta, David E. Paquette and I were active in the local music scene together as well as on our own. Louie then moved to Georgia, had a go at it but later moved back to Minnesota. Louie played with local musicians including Dave E. Paquette while I, Scott Patton had moved to California, played in bands there, and after a decade moved back to Minnesota. In 2014 we got the original band back together including Dave Wagner on bass guitar who had taken a two decade hiatus from the music scene.

 

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PLAYLIST

April 24, 2016 - PRINCE TRIBUTE SPECIAL

 

Prince & the Revolution "Let's Go Crazy"

Prince "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"

Prince & the Revolution "17 Days"

Prince & the Revolution "Little Red Corvette"

Prince & the Revolution Pop Life"

 

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Prince "1999"

Prince "Creep" (Radiohead cover live from Coachelle 2008)

Prince "Crimson And Clover" (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)

Prince & the Revolution "Raspberry Beret"

Prince & the Revolution "7"

Prince "Endorphinmachine"

 

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Prince & the Revolution "When Doves Cry"

Prince & the Revolution "Purple Rain"

 

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Foo Fighters "Darling Nikki"

Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"

 

 

 APRIL 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS:

Johnny O'Neil
Kelly Peterson
Sean Smith
Billy Thayer
Craig Williams

 

 

BIO: 

Crossroader was formed in the fall of 2012, after Johnny O'Neil and Kelly Peterson teamed up to start an all-original hard rock band based on a twin-lead guitar format. Kelly suggested Sean Smith for the lead vocalist spot soon thereafter, and Billy Thayer joined on drums in the winter of 2013. The most recent member of Crossroader, bass guitarist Craig Williams, joined the band in the spring of 2015.

Crossroader features five eminent veterans of the Twin Cities hard rock/heavy metal scene, who have merged their songwriting and live performance talents to create an incendiary musical force:

 

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 MARCH 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH

 

 

 

ARSON RIVER

MEMBERS:

Andy Reyerson - Vocals & Guitar
Jesse Polak - Bass & Vocals
Matthew Wallberg - Guitar
Spencer Knefelkamp - Drums

 

 

BIO: 

A power house group of young, but experienced musicians with over 1,000 combined shows in the past 5 years, Arson River has Andy Reyerson at the songwriting helm backed by Jesse Polak on Bass, Matt Wallberg on Guitar, and Spencer Knefelkamp on Drums. Their debut record "Any given Day" dropped late in 2014, and is quickly becoming one of the regional benchmarks in Rock albums. All that combined with a pounding, heart stopping, and massively entertaining live show, Arson River has what it takes to do very big things. Poised to keep rolling further into the public eye, they are currently supporting their debut record, playing with other renowned acts on the regional and national levels. It goes without saying, but you will want to keep an eye out and an ear open for these guys!

 

 

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 FEBRUARY 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH

 

 

 CHILDREN 18:3

 

MEMBERS:

David Hostetter - Vocals, Guitar
Seth Hostetter - Drums
LeeMarie Hostetter - Vocals, Bass

 

 

BIO: 

Children 18:3 was originally formed in 1999 as a five-piece ska band, with David on guitar, Seth on drums, and some friends that played bass guitar, trumpet, and saxophone. In a later interview with HM Magazine, David admitted, "It wasn't like we wanted to be a ska band. It's just that our friends, who wanted to play horns, wanted to play with us. So it was like, 'Okay, we'll be a ska band.' It wasn't like a conscious decision." The three friends ultimately left the band in 2001 and, after going through several replacement bassists, David and Seth settled on their sister, Lee Marie, a year later. Now adopting a punk rock sound, the band recorded their first EP, Places I Don't Want To Go, in 2004 to sell at local shows. Around the same time, the band entered the local Club 3 Degrees' annual Music Tournament competition, and in 2005, they were awarded the grand prize of free recording time at Winterland Studios in Minneapolis. The band used this opportunity to record a second EP, Songs of Desperation, investing their own money when they had used up the allotted time. The band released the EP in 2006 and sent a copy to Tooth & Nail Records CEO Brandon Ebel. Ebel, having already taken a liking to the band as one of the judges at the Music Tournament, signed the band in January 2008.[4] The band released their self-titled debut, Children 18:3, on February 26, 2008. On April 21, 2015, the band released what is believed to be their final album, Come In.

 

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 2015 MN HOMEGROWN BAND OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

MEMBERS:

Dani Engum - Vocals
Evan Ogaard - Guitar
Jason Michael - Bass
Zac Boyd - Guitar/Vocals
Chris Morley - Drums/Percussion

 

 

BIO: 

Cold Kingdom was created to be a full-out, juggernaut hard rock band and with their first released album, “The Moon and the Fool,” they achieved their goal. Originating in Minneapolis in January of 2014, Cold Kingdom has brought members from local rock bands to construct a lethal combination of fury, rock, and emotion.

In their first year of performing live, they’ve had the experience of playing with well-known acts such as Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Nonpoint, as well as festival slots on Northern Invasion, RockFest and Summerfest. This is, of course, because of their distinctive sound and unfailing drive to play energy-filled shows every time they walk on stage. The singles “Crash Poet,” “Let it Burn,” and “Surrender” quickly have become fan favorites and have lyrical and live footage videos online that are rising in views every day. Their album is easily played from front to back, over and over again because of its angry and sentimental lyrics wrapped in an unbreakable hard rock casing.

Each member of the band brings something diverse and fresh to the table. Dani, Evan, Jason, Zac, and Chris all work 9-5 jobs, but they knew that being in a touring band means sacrifice is a given. They are all willing to pay that price for their fans and their love of music. When you see them at shows, you can tell they are a close nit family that is open to making new fans and friends a-like. Their easy-going off stage personas help to make approaching them at their merchandise booth or bar easy because of their love making new supporters. They would also love to accept the free shot you are offering them.

Just like many groups, Cold Kingdom had an unfortunate bump in the road at the beginning of October 2015. They lost a trailer due to thievery: a trailer that was filled with a majority of their equipment and merchandise. They didn’t lose their passion or their drive to move on as a band, though. They continue to move forward looking to bring on new challenges, new venues, and new fans even if it is with missing, borrowed, or donated gear. They were surprisingly able to miss only two shows (which they are still bitter about) because they wanted to play for their fans and wouldn’t be brought down. Because that’s what it’s all about to Cold Kingdom: you the fan. The Midwest is their home, but they want to play all around the country for fresh faces and maybe just make a new fan or 100.

In late October of 2015, Electro-Voice and ColdCock Whiskey became sponsors of Cold Kingdom. They are blessed everyday because of it and would love to talk your ears off about how wonderfully remarkable these companies are. They are also thankful to the friends, family, fans and bands that went out of their way and contributed to them to help replace the loses they had. Cold Kingdom is forever thankful to these incredible people and would like to thank them again for their generosity and sympathy.

Cold Kingdom released their first feature music video “Crash Poet” in December 2015. They are extremely excited to share it with all of their dedicated fans.

Cold Kingdom plans on getting back into the studio to start recording their second full-length album within the next couple months.

 

 

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 MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN TOP ARTISTS 0F 2014

 

Fans got a chance to nominate and vote for their favorite bands of 2015.  Here is the list of bands who made some major noise throughout the year.

 

1.  Cold Kingdom

2.  Lamp Shade Betty

3.  Vaudeville

4.  Fifth Hour

5.  VIA

6.  Ivy Stone

7.  Sin City Escape

8.  Ashes From Stone

9.  Powermad

10.  Crossroader

11.  The Oddfathers

12.  Sleep Signals

13.  Downtread

14.  Kick

15.  Dividing Eden

 BEST OF 2014

 

1.  Strange Daze

2.  VIA

3.  Gabriel And The Apocalypse

4.  La Madness

5.  Kat Perkins

6.  Skywind

7.  Cold Kingdom

8.  Fifth Hour

9.  Emergent

10.  Windowvine

11.  Vaudeville

12.  Blue Felix

13.  Throw The Fight

14.  Going To The Sun

15. The Phoenix Philosophy

 

 

 

BAND OF THE MONTH WINNERS

 

2016

Cold Kingdom (Voted top MN band of 2015)

Children 18:3

Arson River

Crossroader

Chasing Colors

My Zero

 

2015

Powermad

Sleep Signals

Ivy Stone

Kick

Lamp Shade Betty

Ashes From Stone

The Phoenix Philosophy

Cold Kingdom

Matrekis

The Oddfathers

Dividing Eden

Sin City Escape

 

2014

American Scarecrows

Skywind

New Medicine

Going To The Sun

Throw The Fight

And We Danced

Agora Forte

VIA

Emergent

The Suburbs

 

2013

City Of The Weak

D.B. Curtis & the Suspects

Mousai

Dirtee Circus

Boiling Point

La Madness

Arrows At Dawn

Semeron

The Goodbars

Windowvine

Bonrud

Echo Effect

 

2012

Ampherium

Buzzard

Fades Away

Crashing Daylight

Swatara

Downtread

Pinwheel

Malice

Eden

Vaudeville

Troy Castellano Group

Postina

 

2011

Gabriel And The Apocalypse

Blood Root Mother

Electric Anthem

Chiefs Of The North

Soul Asylum

Cain's Alibi

Adam Hammer & the Impact

Tripping Icarus

Under None

Skywarden

Strange Daze

Scarlet Haze

 

2010

Blue Felix

Nuisance

American Gothic

Casanatra

ForthAngel

Section 30

Black Flood Diesel

Deadweight

Tepetricy

Quietdrive

3 Pill Morning

Seazon Of The Fly

 

2009

Solution 13

Far From Falling

Hollow Face