Girl Germs = Sally + Dana, two music-loving writer gals who met at a lobster bar. Back in 2013, Sally interviewed Dana for an article about Girls Got Rhythm Fest. They hit it off; a few months later Stevie Nicks came to each of them in a dream and prophesied their true calling: to honor the lady musicians who have shaped their lives and careers.
ANDREA SWENSSON (Host)
Andrea Swensson is a music reporter at Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current and the voice of the Local Current Blog. She has been covering Minnesota music actively since 2005. Prior to joining MPR she was the music editor of City Pages, where she founded the AAN Alt Weekly Award-winning Gimme Noise music blog, and edited and contributed to online music sites Reveille Magazine and howwastheshow.com. You can hear Andrea on The Current every Friday at 11am, when she checks in with Barb Abney to talk about the Local Gig List, as well as on Sundays from 6 to 8pm, when Andrea joins David Campbell on The Local Show.
Dark Dark Dark, Anonymous Choir, RONiiA, Fugitive
Mina Moore is a singer-song writer from Minneapolis. Her music draws from that of her upbringing, leaning heavily on soul, R&B, and inevitably, pop. Like so many of us, Mina’s pallet is ever growing, and her live performances aim to educate as much as entertain. Mina Moore will release her debut album this fall.
BAD BAD HATS
Bad Bad Hats is the songwriting duo of Chris Hoge and Kerry Alexander. Together, they write songs that are short & sweet, upbeat & smart. With the help of their bassist, Noah Boswell, they were discovered at Macalester College’s Annual Battle of the Bands. They did not win the battle, and are currently seeking revenge.
Post-gender cosmic guitar freak. Smooth night-drive sex grooves – soft synths penetrated by angular guitars, hybrid drum workouts, and a voice from beyond what’s real. Love-fi funk jammers. Whatever dude fuckin’ dig it. (aka Mark Ritsema)
Bruise Violet is a young grunge punk band, made up of the members Emily, Bella, and Danielle. Deriving their sound from the roots of the Riot Grrrl movement, the girls are loud and angry, while wearing dresses and looking as feminine as possible on stage. They add their own twist with three part harmonies on top of the loud riffs playing. It’s like Broadway meets Bikini Kill.