Jonathan Garrett

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  • 3 years ago | Essays

    "I don't assume that people are going to like us right off the bat," says Animal Lover frontman Addison Shark. He's correct. His band provokes strong reactions — even from live sound engineers. Seated near the back of the Kitty Cat Klub, Sha...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    Over the summer, a fan of Minneapolis smoothed-out punks Frozen Teens left the comment "RIP great band total bummer that they're done," beneath a stream of the band's 2012 debut. Contrary to what the internet says, though, they're most definitely ...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    Many nascent local artists spend their time gigging, but All Eyes have been working out their material in seclusion — exactly how lead singer/songwriter Alicia Wiley likes it. I'm at Caffetto Café off Lyndale with three-quarters of th...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    When Isaac Mann moved back to the Twin Cities a couple of years ago to start a band, he had only two requirements. One, his new project would be guitar-based, and two, high school bandmate Matt Sairio would be involved. Hevy Syrup, a guttural riff...

  • 4 years ago | Essays

    Shielded from Bloomington's vulgar tangle of office parks and rundown strip malls, Collin Ward immerses himself in a faint aroma of incense as he enters the basement of a nondescript split-level home. Here, he dreamed up a solo post-chillwave proj...

  • 4 years ago | Essays

    To the extent that anyone in Minneapolis would recognize lanky, 19-year-old Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith, it would be as the lead guitarist for precocious indie-poppers Total Babe, which up till a few short weeks ago had been his main project....

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