Mark Erickson

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Are You Local? at First Avenue, 3/6/14

    Are You Local? 2014 Featuring the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson, Gramma's Boyfriend, Black Diet, Step Rockets, Botzy, Teammates, and Jillian Rae First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis March 6, 2014 The fifth annual Are You Local? showcase was their biggest production yet, as t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2013
  • Music

    October 2, 2013

    The Cloak Ox emerge from the Fog

    The post-punk rockers forge a new identity and get ready for a national tour

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer's Kräftskiva block party is Saturday: Guess the headliner!

    Picture it now, if you can. Ice-cold Aquavit is buzzing through your over-21 body, and meatballs and chilled crayfish are populating your stomach. Come Saturday, August 3, this will all be a reality at the Kräftskiva block party held at the Minneapolis restaurant the Bachelor Farmer. While you bury ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    The Cloak Ox release three tracks, plan debut EP

    ​Cool news from the Totally Gross National Product camp today: The Minneapolis label is getting ready to release the debut EP from Andrew Broder's newest project the Cloak Ox, and the band has already posted three of the EP's six tracks on the web as a preview.

  • Music

    July 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Andrew Broder launches 'Broderbeatcast' podcast

    Photo by Nick Vlcek​While it's no secret we are big fans of Andrew Broder here at City Pages we still have a hard time keeping up with the crafty South Minneapolis cat. Since last summer he has played and toured the planet with Oakland's Why?, and also collaborated on a graphic novel with Alan Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Andrew Broder talks about his new band, the Cloak Ox

    ​"An ox is a castrated bull, trained to work..."Andrew Broder, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, and Mark Erickson are now the Cloak Ox, a new band. Where to start? Not with "super group" -- an overused word in general but especially in the Twin Cities over the past year. Certainly not by describing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    WHY? & Deerhoof at First Avenue, 06/26/10

    Photos by Adam Bubolz​WHY?/Deerhoof June 26, 2010 First Avenue Two Bay-area bands with tight ties (so much so that they even work each others merch table) but disparate sounds rolled through Minneapolis along with the stormy weather on Saturday night, as both Deerhoof and WHY? delivered rousing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Dosh and Why? improv set at the Clown Lounge tonight

    ​Missed seeing Why? in the Mainroom on Saturday night? Here's a chance to catch them in a much more intimate and introspective setting, jamming with Dosh tonight for an improv set in the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. With Fog's Mark Erickson and Andrew Broder recently joining Why? on tour, chances are ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2010

    Andrew Broder of Fog finds new work

    The former frontman-turned-solo artist plays with Why? this weekend

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2007
  • Unknown

    August 8, 2007

    Tinkerer, Tailor, Ditherer, Sailor

    Andrew Broder joins a rock band (it used to be his)

  • Music

    May 9, 2001

    Turn, Turn, Turn

    Andrew Broder has gone from punk rocker to Life Sucks Die crew member to house-party DJ to turntable scientist to Picked to Click poll topper. What comes next?

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Kelley's Big Bill

    Politicians get ready to reboot telecommunications law