KFAI Benefit Show – Hosted by Ian Rans and Cyn Collins
THE MIGHTY MOFOS
Minneapolis based band, the Mofos have been rocking since 1984.
Billy Batson, vocals | Ernie Batson, guitar
Randy Weiss, bass | Tommy Rey, drums
The X-Boys a.k.a. The Mill City Rockers: Former Suburbs, Commandos and Wallets get together to romp through the Great American Songbook with zest and aplomb. Witness the spectacle! Hugo Klaers (rhythm drums) and Chan Poling (keyboard/vocals) are Suburbs, Dave Ahl (lead drums/vocals) and Chris Osgood (guitar/vocals, harmonica, other egg) are Commandos, Max Ray (tenor sax/vocals) is the former Wallet (he and Rochelle Becker (baritone sax/vocals) are in the Suburbs horn section these days), bassist Steve Fjelstad is best known for engineering the legendary Hüsker Dü and Replacements records, Casey Macpherson (lead vocals/egg) was lead singer of the Litter – Minnesota’s greatest pre-Punk/New Wave band.
In 1977, the band Flamingo was formed by Robert Wilkinson and Johnny Rey (guitars), Jody Ray (bass guitar), Bob Meide (percussion) and Joseph Behrend (keyboards and vocals). The 1950′s group The Flamingos contacted the young Minneapolis band and informed them: “Change the name or we sue.” So, the band dropped the “g,” split the original word, and became known as the Flamin’ Oh’s.
Michael Yonkers, is a legendary figure in Minneapolis music-lore, who, through his own modifications, created his own guitars and effects. However, Microminiature Love is no mere curiosity or feat of gadgetry. Raised on a steady diet of Link Wray and the Trashmen, Yonkers pushed the boundaries of distortion and truly transformed it into a powerful voice.
DJ DANNY SIGELMAN
Danny Sigelman (aka DJ Paper Sleeves) has long been involved in Twin Cities radio and music. While studying at the University of Minnesota, he served as Music Director at Radio K – the University of Minnesota’s college radio station – and co-hosted its legendary “Off The Record” local music program.