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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
May 29, 2016
Slave Raider "Burnin' Too Hot" (Slice Of Slave Raider)
Strange Sects "Sweet Nothings"
Riff Raff "Black Widow"
Chameleon "All Night"
Limited Warranty "Victory Line"
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Small Towns Burn A Little Slower "Con Artist"
Smilin' Liar "Apathy Ever After"
12 Rods "Repeat"
Soviettes "Middle Of The Night"
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FLIPP "Schizo Boy"
Lifter Puller "Let's Get Incredible"
Epic Hero "Falling Over You"
The F-Ups "All The Young Dudes" (Mott The Hoople Cover)
MAY 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH
THE GREATEST BAND NEVER HEARD!
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 "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"
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Prince & the Revolution "When Doves Cry"
Prince & the Revolution "Purple Rain"
Foo Fighters "Darling Nikki"
Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
APRIL 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH
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.
MARCH 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH
Andy Reyerson - Vocals & Guitar
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!
FEBRUARY 2016 BAND OF THE MONTH
David Hostetter - Vocals, Guitar
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. 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.
2015 MN HOMEGROWN BAND OF THE YEAR
Dani Engum - Vocals
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.
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
4. Fifth Hour
6. Ivy Stone
7. Sin City Escape
8. Ashes From Stone
11. The Oddfathers
12. Sleep Signals
15. Dividing Eden
BEST OF 2014
1. Strange Daze
3. Gabriel And The Apocalypse
4. La Madness
5. Kat Perkins
7. Cold Kingdom
8. Fifth Hour
12. Blue Felix
13. Throw The Fight
14. Going To The Sun
15. The Phoenix Philosophy