MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN

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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

March 5, 2017

 

Gracepoint "Bittersweet"

Cold Kingdom "Let It Burn"

False Floor "Seize The Gravity"

Geeztown "Miracle"

Version 5 "Absolute Zero"

 

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Travis Bahmer "Digital Stimulation"

Throw The Fight "Drown With Me"

The Missing Letters "Tonight"

Left In The Lurch "Watch How They Run"

27 Years "Shadows Of The New Day"

 

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Arena "Take Me Down"

Buzzard "Fists Of Thunder"

Blue Felix "Beating Heart"

Strange Daze "Anymore"

Seazon Of The Fly "A New Light"

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 BAND OF THE MONTH

 

 

LIONWEIGHT

 

James Kuzma

Ben Roselium

Evan Tsai

Tom Trenka

Eric Miller

 

BIO: 

Founded in 2015, Lionweight is the embodiment of American singer/songwriter/soul, fusing hints of popular rock with blues undertones and Southern-style rock harmonies into an undeniable Minneapolis soul sound.

 

 

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 2016 MN HOMEGROWN BAND OF THE YEAR

 

 

THROW THE FIGHT

 

James Clark - Vocals
Ryan Baustert - Guitar
Jeff Baustert - Drums
Kade Kastelitz - Bass / vocals
Kris Weiser - Guitar
 

 

BIO: 

Throw the Fight are back. The band will released its new album Transmissions via Bullet Tooth back on April 8. The band worked with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, whose credits include August Burns Red, Texas In July, Everclear, Affiance, Live, and more. Transmissions is the follow-up to What Doesn’t Kill Us, which was produced by John Feldmann & Brandon Paddock (Atreyu, The Used). What Doesn’t Kill Us has impressively sold 10,000 copies worldwide since release and landed on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Throw the Fight followed with the 2013-released The Vault EP, which also landed on Billboard’s Heatseekers and Alternative New Artist charts.

The band has steadily grown its sales base over the past few releases, selling over 25,000 combined albums and over 50,000 digital singles. That's an incredibly impressive feat for an indie band. But Throw the Fight are only getting started.

In fact, the band plans to soar past previous accomplishments and to shatter expectations with Transmissions. Put simply, Throw the Fight's time is now and the band is beyond ready.

"We wanted to return when we had that fire going again. We demoed over 25 songs for this record in four months," said guitarist Ryan Baustert regarding Transmissions. "It ended up being the largest body of material we’ve ever had to work with for an album. This is by far the heaviest, most exciting group of Throw the Fight songs we’ve done. This is it. This is the best of the best."

That's not bravado. It's simply the truth. Throw the Fight have outdone themselves with Transmissions; the melodies are as vibrant and as memorable as ever, while the riffs resonate like volts of electricity surging through the listener's body.

Since arriving on the scene, Throw the Fight, who are based in Minneapolis, have embarked on plenty of national touring. They've supported Bullet For My Valentine and Black Veil Brides on the 2013 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, which traversed major markets for six weeks in the U.S. and Canada. It was truly the band’s introduction to rock fans on a major stage. The band has also honed its live chops by logging dates with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Chevelle, Staind, Buckcherry, and more. They also secured slots on festivals such as The Vans Warped Tour & Taste of Chaos. Live is the avenue in which Throw the Fight truly come to life and they’ve put countless miles on their tour vehicle. They plan to live in the road while supporting Transmissions, winning over new fans in a grassroots, tried and true way: one city, one gig, and one venue at a time.

In addition to steadily growing sales and an impressive and busy tour history, the band has also enjoyed success at radio. The singles "Not So Hollywood" and "One Step Away” from What Doesn’t Kill Us garnered significant airplay and spins on Music Choice and Sirius XM Octane, as well as rock stations across the country. Top-tier stations such as Hard Drive Radio, BBC Radio 1, KXXR, WHMH, KZRV, KZIO, KQYK, KMSU, KMSK, KYTC, KLYD, KGRR, KGAR, WXCI, WJRR, WXRX, WEOS, CILU, WWHG, WIIL, WZOR, WCPR, and KDAM supported the band and the release with airplay.

All of these elements add up to one thing: Total domination for Throw the Fight with Transmissions in 2016 and beyond.

 

 

 

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 MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN TOP ARTISTS 0F 2016

 

Fans got a chance to nominate and vote for their favorite bands of 2016.  Here is the list of bands who made some major noise throughout the year.

 

1.  Throw The Fight

2.  Buzzard

3.  3 Pill Morning

4.  Soul Asylum

5.  American Head Charge

6.  Gabriel And The Apocalypse

7.  The Phoenix Philosophy

8.  Flipp

9.  City Of The Weak

10.  Sin City Escape

11.  Vaudville

12.  Kick

13.  Left In The Lurch

14.  Cold Kingdom

15.  Version 5

 

 MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN TOP ARTISTS 0F 2015

 

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

 

 MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN TOP ARTISTS 0F 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

 

2017

Throw The Fight (Voted top MN band of 2016)

Lionweight

 

2016

Cold Kingdom (Voted top MN band of 2015)

Children 18:3

Arson River

Crossroader

Chasing Colors

My Zero

American Head Charge

Fatal Kaliber

Avenue Army

Version 5

Average Mammals

Morosity

 

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