TRIPPING ICARUS CD RELEASE SHOW
Tripping Icarus is a Minneapolis band, formed in 2009 by Andrew Reiner, Chris Kluwe, and Matthew Marshall. It happened like this: Chris knew Andy and Andy knew Matt. They came together and recorded a four song instrumental demo. Using this, they lured Matt's long time friend and former band mate Jesse, into the fold, and kept him chained to the walls of the rehearsal space, letting him out only to gig and record. Jesse has long since surrendered to an irrevocable case of Stockholm Syndrome and so is free to go about what's left of his life, the rest of the band certain of his inability to psychologically break free of them. Tripping Icarus recorded its debut EP at Pachyderm Studios the weekend of the Summer Solstice 2009. Following this, they gigged extensively in the Twin Cities and out-state Minnesota. In the summer of 2010 they began recording their first LP, Perfect Citizen, at Flowers Studios in Minneapolis. Their friend and producer, Andy Lindberg, died unexpectedly near the end of the recording sessions. This record is dedicated to Andy.
Semeron began in the fall of 2007 with the humble dream of a couple of friends sharing their rock inspiration with others. Adam Hanson and J.R. Westberg began tinkering with a uniquely blended style of song writing just outside of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, MN. They combined the classic metal, progressive and grunge sounds they had grown up listening to with a modern rock feel carefully crafted to be a cut above the rest.
The Young Professionals began in 2009 as a creative outlet for four talented musicians from the Minneapolis area. After a few jam sessions, however, it was evident that the music being created could not remain hidden in Thompson's surprisingly spotless basement. The four therefore created what is now known as The Young Professionals for the purpose of sharing their creations with those who would choose to listen; forever changing the world as we know it...