Kid Dakota is the musical moniker of Darren Jackson. He started performing as “Kid Dakota and the Tumbleweeds” in 1998 while living in Providence, Rhode Island. The name was chosen in homage to his home state of South Dakota and also as a parody of Kid Rock. In the summer of 1999, Darren recorded the five songs that would appear on the So Pretty EP with long-time friend and producer, Alex Oana, at City Cabin (formerly Blackberry Way). Darren moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota that winter and self-released the So Pretty EP in the spring of 2000.
Assembled in 2011, Minneapolis rock quartet Sleep Study has lived up to high expectations set by their dedicated followers and the media. “Coupled with strong chemistry within the band and an updated ’70s aesthetic as heard on their first single ‘Flower Girl,’ the group has been making waves since their formation last summer.” (NPR – 89.3 The Current).
Music is its own emotional and intellectual language. It can be an effective means of striking connection with the world. These are songs for the heavy-hearted, the joyful, and the content. Timbre Ghost is the composition and performance of musician Dustin Tessier (Lazer Forever, Teague Alexy, Double Bird) in the songwriting, and studio setting. Live iterations of Timbre Ghost, as a band feature Adam Patterson (American Cream, Magic Castles) on drums, and Dylan Ritchie (Grant Hart, Teenage Strangler, Prissy Clerks) on bass.
Burn Fetish is a groove-rock/noise/punk band from Minneapolis. Having performed with acts including Helmet, American Head Charge, and many others, Burn Fetish offers up explosive live performances and an original style. Burn Fetish released the LP Psychonauta in 2012, and the LP Sun and Dust in 2013. New music will be released this year. See a show. Shake y’ass.