Ever start something silly that just sort of takes on a life of it’s own? Welcome to Snaildartha: The Story of Jerry the Christmas Snail. It started as a silly little idea: Make the Life of Buddha into a Christmas story oh yeah and make it a snail. The story was originally created to be read by Shawn Stewart as part of the Red Eye Collaborations Uneasy Listening series Holiday extravaganza. ‘Cause nothing says Christmas like a whole mess of feedback. Time marches on as Time is want to do and in 2003 we retooled Snaildartha this time as a Soul Jazz record.
Chris Strouth’s art embraces complexity and explores the frontiers of sound. To bring his conceptually ambitious work to life, he works in many different media, making him difficult to pigeonhole: He’s a composer, bandleader, filmmaker, writer, producer, designer, experimentalist, culture remixer.
THE BAD COMPANIONS
The Bad Companions are a long standing (and popular!) Minneapolis based roots-rock quartet. We’re two guitars, stand-up bass and drums, with great vocals, horns on special occasions, a strong original catalog and a set list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American rock-a-billy, R&B, country and blues. We’ve been featured on NPR’s ‘Prairie Home Companion’, have a couple national television appearances under our belt and have graced the radio airwaves of this great state from Duluth to Le Seuer.
DJ JAKE RUDH
Former Radio K, REV 105, NPR alum and present host on 89.3 the Current, Jake’s been voted “best DJ” in the Twin Cities by the readers & critics of City Pages magazine ten years running (2003-2012) and one of Star Tribune’s “Artists of the Year” (2012). His long-running “Transmission” dance night has been a weekly staple on the Minneapolis scene bringing a mixture of mod, glam & punk to post-punk, new wave, synth & indie rock for over a decade.