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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.






Mike "Longhair" Annis - Vocals
Ty Hall - Bass
Mick Rotella - Lead Guitars
Corey Kirk - Drums



MATREKIS was developed in October of 2009. The group formed with the goal of reviving and preserving the sound of roots metal. With influences ranging from the likes of Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, Matrekis infuses power, drive and passion into every song. This produces an old-school metal sound that blends commanding vocals, heavy power chords, ripping guitar solos, thundering bass lines, and hammering drums into a unique variety of songs that leave you wanting more.

Matrekis has shared the stage with national touring artists such as Texas Hippie Coalition, Emperors and Elephants, King Shifter, Screaming For Silence, ASKA, Wayland, A.D.D., Faster Pussycat, Broken Teeth, Lizzy Borden, and Digital Summer.

Matrekis has performed in a variety of venues throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Some notable venues include: 7th Street Entry (1st Avenue) – Minneapolis, MN, Station 4 – St. Paul, MN, The Rock – Maplewood, MN, and The Redstone Room – Davenport, IA.

Matrekis believes in community support and has participated in a variety of benefits, including a support benefit for The Guardians of the Children, and this year’s upcoming Metal for Life benefit which supports St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


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May 24, 2015


Matrekis "Fist To The Face"

Fifth Hour "Not The Enemy"

American Head Charge "Pledge Allegiance"

Whither The Tide "Forces Of The Moon"

Execution 22 "Turning Red"


( Break )


Kick "Sick Religion"

Sun God Seven "Show Me The Sun" ( National Feature - New Orleans, LA )

Johnny Lang "Blew Up (The House)"

Roger "Rest Of My Life"

Sugar "If I Can't Change Your Mind"


( Break )


Hericane Alice "Tear The House Down"

Buzzard "Feathers"

Gabriel And The Apocalypse "Until We Dream"

Boiling Point "Stay With Me"







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