Bethany Valentini

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A seductive new (and slightly NSFW) video from Tickle Torture emphatically gets things going this week. Keep reading for new clips from the Ericksons, Munqs, Allan Kingdom ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/18-9/24

    Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Mid West Music Fest 2013 Day One: Astronautalis, Retribution Gospel Choir, and more

    MWFM Day One With Astronautalis, Retribution Gospel Choir, The Ericksons, Wildflower, Paulie Matushek and Wake Up Bedhead Winona, Minnesota Thursday, April 18, 2013 The fourth annual Mid West Music Fest got off to a bit of a shaky start on Thursday -- at least weather wise, as fans band bands drivi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2013

    The Ericksons learn to let go

    The Wild puts emotion first with vibrant genre-mixing and heartfelt songwriting

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Musicians as parents: The Ericksons and Wizards Are Real return after maternity leave

    Here's one: What's squirmy and pink, weighs about eight and a half pounds, and can stop even the most steamrollin' awesome band on a rockin' roll? For Wizards Are Real -- the only band in town so awesome they don't need words -- it was baby Colin, born on Record Store Day (April 21) to bandmates Mel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    SoundTown Series: The Ericksons teach us how to fall in love

    ​Sisters Jenny Kochsiek and Bethany Valentini, together with drummer Dan Kapernick, make up the Ericksons--a local roots band with hearty female vocals that lend well to their haunting Appalachian sound. The Ericksons have been around Minneapolis for less than a year, following the September r ... More >>