THE BAD MAN
Unprepared, loud, and rowdy, The Bad Man came together in 2016 to dust off the Minneapolis sound. Written in three months, their debut album Aint Clean pays homage to the classic punk songbook while laying a foundation for the back-alley bounce the band is becoming known for. The Bad Man is currently working on its sophomore release. In the meantime: bum a ride, see ’em live, they’re worth the cover charge.
GABE BARNETT & THEM ROUNDERS
Indie-troubadour Gabe Barnett’s storied career – a pastiche of modern and nostalgic Americana imagery – finds the heartfelt, poetic narrative of a folksinger seamlessly merged with the cool, swaggering performance of a jazz-crooner and adds enough punkier, experimental twists and tones to keep his sound uniquely his own, accomplishing what so many artists struggle to capture in their creations: timelessness.