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RED BULL SOUND SELECT Twin Cities presents

The Joy Formidable

with Murder Shoes and Verskotzi

Friday, October 9, 2015

8:00 pm

$3.00 ADVANCE | $10.00 DOOR


$3.00 at the door with RSVP / $10.00 at the door without RSVP
Please note: There will be no advance ticket sales for this show.


The Joy Formidable have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Proving that time and again by holding their own as support for legendary artists and acts from Sir Paul McCartney to The Foo Fighters and The Black Keys. Once described by Rolling Stone as “wickedly bracing and Himalaya-huge;” the fantastic live band would now face the self-appointed challenge of ensuring their onstage energy and ability to connect with audiences translated via recording. That is the challenge that TJF took on for their upcoming third release. “We realized we needed to build a space and do it ourselves, go back to being three people in a room again” said Ritzy (Rhiannon) Bryan regarding the band’s decision to self-produce the new record. Twelve months later, the band have made an album that has “musically and emotionally put them through the wringer” but as the band explains, “it’s fine for it to hurt, to finish a record feeling exhausted, we needed a good purge.”


Minneapolis-based. Derek Van Geison, Tess Weinberg, Tim Heinlein, Elliot Manthey, Chris White


VERSKOTZI is lead by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joey Verskotzi – who started recording as a solo artist upon moving to Minneapolis in 2010 & has released 3 albums since. The band’s latest release, ‘Waving’, perked heads across the country, describing Verskotzi as a mix of “the drugged-out dance of Cherub, the melodic synths of Justice and the sky-high, silky voice of Baths… the indie-pop stew of VERSKOTZI” (Sound in the Static). Verskotzi’s songwriting has been described as using “imaginative electro-pop melodies” & “sounds of oldies past…Verskotzi never fails to impress” (Examiner.com).