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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.




August 30, 2015 - THROWBACK SHOW


"Slice Of Slave Raider"

*  Slave Raider - Long Way From Home


Brass Kitten "Bite The Bullet"

Faith Nation "Western World"

Panoramic Blue "Rainin' "  (Remix)

Hook Echo "Disgraced"


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Dillinger Four - Minimum Wage Is A Gateway Drug"

FLIPP "I Don't Care"

The Suburbs "Rattle My Bones"

Gemini "Captivated"

Powermad "Nice Dreams"


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Sound And Fury "Beautiful" (Perfect Enemy)

The Honeydogs "I Miss You"

The Phones "Out Of The Shadows"










Benny Schriener - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Trey Gust - Bass
Casey Weishaar -Lead Guitar
Noah Schriener - Drums



Lamp Shade Betty is a young and high-energy rock band hailing from the St. Paul area. Members of this new group include brothers Benny and Noah Schriener respectively on lead vocals and drums, the shred-prodigy Casey Weishaar ripping on lead guitar, and last but not least Trey Gust holding down the low end on bass. These four guys conspire to make up some of the best rock music on the market to date, which some would describe as a modernized version of 80's metal. Whatever you call it, this is a band you have to see to believe the true talent involved. Currently with 11 original songs just released their debut, self-titled album, Lamp Shade Betty knows how to bring the party, and bring it big!


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Andrew Allen Owens: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Tommy D: Drums
Elijah James: Bass/Vocals
Mike Mountain: Lead Guitar/Vocals



Ashes From Stone began in the winter of 2012 in Woodbury, Minnesota when Andrew Owens, Eli Appletoft and Tommy Donohue met online and immediately clicked on a creative level. Tommy Donohue had been looking for band members for a project he'd already began writing, one jaw dropping jam session later and the pieces finally came together. Ashes From Stone was playing shows within the first two years opening for bands like Godsmack, Saliva, Wayne Static, Saving Abel and many more before recording their first two tracks "Illusion" and "Mine oh Mine" with producer Ian Combs in the spring of 2014. Shortly after, Ashes From Stone chose to add another member to expand their sound even more, they got exactly what they wanted with guitar player Mike Hill aka "Mike Mountain", a long time friend of the band who is also a member of the bands Fifth Hour and Caliber 39.

A rare blend of alternative, rock and metal, Ashes From Stone seeks to make a name for itself as a force to be reckoned with in the charts, on the stage, and in the minds and hearts of every fan who listens.


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Jesse Weber - Vocals, Keys, Programming
Stephanie Thorup - Guitar, Vocals, Keys



The Phoenix Philosophy is an Electronic Rock band from Minneapolis, MN. The idea behind “the phoenix philosophy” applies to the band’s sonic evolution from a 4 piece rock band into a heavily electronic influenced duo consisting of Jesse Weber (vocals/keys/programming) and Stephanie Thorup (vocals/guitar/keys). Keeping the element of commanding guitars and introducing dueling male/female vocals over eerie synths creates a sonic blend of rock and electronic (pop) that matures and inspires with every release.

With several sold out shows at venues such as the Fine Line Music Cafe and First Avenue/7th Street in their hometown under their belt, The Phoenix Philosophy have also made their way across the midwest over the last few years. Most recently, they played to packed houses at The Rave/Eagles Club (Milwaukee, WI) and The Beat Kitchen (Chicago, IL). The band has shared the stage alongside national touring bands including Switchfoot, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Dangerous Summer, Icon For Hire, and Throw The Fight. The Phoenix Philosophy have also received airplay on commercial and internet radio stations.

Rising higher and burning brighter than ever, The Phoenix Philosophy have proven themselves as an unstoppable force and will continue to transcend beyond their roots in the Minneapolis music scene.


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Fans got a chance to nominate and vote for their favorite bands of 2014.  Here is the list of bands who made some major noise throughout the year.


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