Tina and the B-Sides was formed out of the edgy new wave rock scene that was Minneapolis in the late ’80’s. Schlieske had caught the bug early and had been working the bar scene for several years before she was even legal by sneaking into clubs to perform as early as 1984. Gradually she assembled a band playing a tight fusion of bluesy rock folk-inspired and roughly hewn Americana. They played every club that would have them and by 1989 recorded their debut album, Tina and the B-Side Movement. It was released on her own Movement Records, which also became home to 1992’s Young Americans and 1994’s Monster.