The Bottle Rockets’ brand of populist, Midwestern, brawny rock ‘n’ roll is a sound so effortless, it’s easy to take their craft for granted; a sound so universal, yet unmistakably THE BOTTLE ROCKETS. They’ve crushed rowdy Friday night crowds, convinced sitting audiences to get on their feet, and pulled weary festival onlookers across muddy fields to the front of the stage. With their 12th album, South Broadway Athletic Club, the quartet gives a master class in capturing the beauty of everyday life, and painting a portrait of ongoing hope.
If it is possible for a band to own a town then Molly Maher and her band of Disbelievers have to be about as close as it gets to holding the keys. Molly has been the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene. Aside from being an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting some tremendously engaging cd’s she has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country. Among them, Los Lobos, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart.