Erin Roof

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  • 5 years ago | Essays

    Harry's handwriting looks too nice. "Hi guys!" he purportedly wrote. "Would you like to sleep over at my house?" The letter E's were formed with an expertly curved half-loop—clue number one. And the "I" in "I like to turn your music up very ...

  • 5 years ago | Essays

    Benjamin Marshall Jones has the gift of the scream. Whether bellowing baritone or heart-stopping screech, the scream factors heavily into his approach as a singer and songwriter. The scream is, in fact, the meat of his band. And Jones, with this e...

  • 5 years ago | Longform

    Whether you are a co-ed just dropped off at the University of Minnesota, or a high schooler ready to break out of the 'burbs for a night, navigating your live music options can feel as difficult as not failing calculus again. With a system set up ...

  • 5 years ago | Reviews

    Jennifer Markey's sophomore release is a crafty ode to bad decisions. Right away, "Feelin' Single, Seein' Double," showcases the lovable loser Markey likes to portray—a heroine tackling her mistakes and using her brash wit to come away the v...

  • 5 years ago | Essays

    Inside Steve Rosborough's grocery bag is the past, and perhaps the future, of music. He takes half a minute to pull out plastic, multicolored artifacts nestled behind the bag's wrinkled drugstore logo, then stacks them in precise, even rows, handl...

  • 6 years ago | Reviews

    Rain War feels too big for a four-song EP. The number of moods and textures covered in 26 minutes is greater than most bands transmit during a career; the gravity of this feat is even more impressive considering this is the group's third release s...

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