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Howard Hamilton

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    June 13, 2014

    Cause celebrating 5th anniversary in July

    Since it opened, Cause Spirits and Soundbar has consistently welcomed local acts in various stages of development onto its intimate stage. From new bands and artists making their debut club performance to veterans of the scene looking to share their new material, Cause has championed the Twin Cities ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Howler at Triple Rock, 3/20/14

    Howler With Frankie Teardrop and Whatever Forever Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis March 20, 2014 Those wondering where all the guitars have gone in the modern Twin Cities music scene would have been best served by heading down to the Triple Rock last night. The small club was appropriately dec ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Prissy Clerks' Clara Salyer gets louder and faster with Whatever Forever

    Clara Salyer and Howard Hamilton have injected a raucous edge to the Twin Cities music scene for years. Their last group, Prissy Clerks, placed high in our 2012 Picked to Click poll and won Best Rock Band in City Pages' 2013 Best Of issue. The pair are shifting gears a bit with a new project, Whatev ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Is/Is take to the desert for artistic growth

    The Minneapolis band hit the road, searching for inspiration in the desert

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    March 26, 2013

    City Pages' inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here!

    With temperatures in the Twin Cities starting to head consistently north of freezing, chatter regarding summer music festivals is also on the rise. So it's as fine a time as any to proudly announce that City Pages has a live music event of its own coming up -- the inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festiv ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Prissy Clerks debut Bruise or Be Bruised

    Clara Salyer's newest band revels in youthful abandon and high volume

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    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: #9. Prissy Clerks

    #9. Prissy Clerks: 34 pointsPrissy Clerks frontgirl Clara Salyer has built her pedigree around an ability to adapt. Last year, the 20-year-old guitarist's pet project, Total Babe, dissolved amid the departure of her lead guitarist -- a certain Julian Casablancas doppelganger who sought opportunities ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Prissy Clerks and Gimme Noise go shopping at Treehouse Records (INTERVIEW)

    See Also: Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacy The Lumineers on Craigslist, Denver, and Basilica Block PartyGimme Noise wants to help our Twin Cities musicians push this envelope of rock 'n' roll shit-shooting, and it's s ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012
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    January 16, 2012

    Howler at the Triple Rock, 01/14/12

    ​HowlerJanuary 14, 2012Triple Rock Social ClubAfter setting the U.K. ablaze with both hype and hyperbole in 2011, Howler returned home to Minneapolis to try and do the same thing to the sold-out Triple Rock on Saturday night. While the groundswell of support for the quintet has been slowly buil ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    September 14, 2011
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    May 31, 2011

    Rock 'n' Roll Swap Meet returns to the Hex this Friday night

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzRed Pens' Howard Hamilton​Nothing says summer like hawking all your wares at a garage sale or flea market, which is the basis for this Friday's Rock 'n' Roll Swap Meet at the Hexagon Bar. As organizer Howard Hamilton of Red Pens says, there are "NO RULES and it's FREE," whic ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Telekinesis, The Love Language and Red Pens at the Entry, 3/2/11

    Photos by Anna Gulbrandsen​Telekinesis/The Love Language/Red PensMarch 2, 20117th Street Entry"There's something about Minneapolis," exclaimed Missy Thangs, the keyboardist for the Love Language, halfway through the group's rousing set at the 7th St. Entry on Wednesday night. "There sure is," fr ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    The Cloak Ox, H.U.N.X., Red Pens, Tender Meat, and a bathtub-bound seal

    ​I'm not sure how to put this without sounding strange, so I'm just going to say it.

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    February 1, 2011

    Zoo Animal, Gospel Gossip, and Red Pens prep for Loring Theater gig

    Photos by Erik Hess​While Picked to Click alums Red Pens, Zoo Animal, and Gospel Gossip are frequently spotted around town headlining their own gigs, Thursday night's show at the Loring Theater (formerly the Music Box) will be a rare chance to catch all three stellar live acts on one bill. To get ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Red Pens perform for City of Music

    ​There's something oh-so-appropriate about watching artists and musicians Laura Bennett and Howard Hamilton, a.k.a. Red Pens, rock out amidst paint brushes and portraits at local gallery Tarnish and Gold. Which is one of the many reasons we're excited to drop a new City of Music video today, which ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry, 11/06/2010

    Photos by Erik Hess​Red Pens EP-releaseNovember 6, 20107th Street EntryIt is a rare show where the band clearly gives everything they have on stage, yet leaves the crowd wanting more. Saturday night's Red Pens show at a packed 7th St. Entry was one of those performances, as the band, spent and swe ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Red Pens' Howard Hamilton reflects on his band's 'Limitations'

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​The fuzzed-out rumbling you hear emanating from the local music scene these days is the sound of the triumphant, thunderous return of Red Pens (as if they ever left), who are back with a blistering new six-song EP, Limitations, that is simply brimming with both fury and ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010
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    November 3, 2010
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    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

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    September 2, 2010

    The Great Rock and Roll Swap Meet, September 17 at the Hexagon

    photo by: Robyn Lewis​September 17th at the Hexagon Bar, prepare to be sold shit. A lot of it. The Great Rock And Roll Swap Meet is sort of upon us, and you are not ready. Unless you totally are ready to buy goods and crafts from some local notables like Laura Bennett, Christy Hunt and maybe (mayb ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Red Pens performing in Loring Park (PHOTOS)

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​It was another busy night in Loring Park last night for a performance by Red Pens and a screening of the independent film Nobody. Director Rob Perez was even on hand to say a few words before the film screening, which also included a preview of the upcoming, locally shot m ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Red Pens, Is/Is, Cadette, Bombay Sweets at the Hexagon

    ​Original design by Howard Hamilton of Red Pens; his band is playing a free show tomorrow night at the Hex with Is/Is (Sarah Nienaber of Gospel Gossip and Sarah Rose of First Communion Afterparty), Cadette, and Bombay Sweets.Submit your flyers for consideration to aswensson@citypages.com.

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    March 31, 2010

    Flyer of the Week: Red Pens and Total Babe

    ​Props to Red Pens frontman Howard Hamilton for making this cool drawing and flyer. The talented artists and rockers (who were also our Picked to Click 2009 winners) will play a free show this weekend with Total Babe, Teenage Moods, and Nice Purse.Send your suggestions for Flyer of the Week to asw ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Red Pens debut new music video

    The dynamic duo are preparing to leave on their first tour.

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    June 10, 2009

    Red Pens don't run dry on Reasons

    Howard Hamilton III and Laura Bennett are the ultimate DIYers

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