Fronted and founded by fight director, songwriter and guitarist Annie Enneking, Annie and the Bang Bang are a Minneapolis rock band. They craft dreamily potent grunge-meets-late-60s-dark-rock gems that value energy, theatricality, animal intelligence, and beautiful mischief that holds some truth. Annie writes visceral songs about every day obsessive heart break, and relies on the artistry, invention, and dig-right-down-into-it-ness of the Bang Bang: the stacked chording and “just what the song wants” additional guitar of John Riedlinger, the stealthy-ass bass magic fairy dust of Kari Tweiten, and the heavy adventure and sharp, corner-turning drums of Mike Kittel.
The band has two albums out, their Next Step funded self-titled debut, and Save Yourself. They are currently mixing their third, Still Up?. The band charted on the Local Current at #16 with their single “Explode With Happy, Man!” and their video for “Funeral for Fun” was an official selection for the Independent Filmmaker’s Project MNTV programming showcase, which aired on TPT and was installed in the Walker Art Museum’s film and video collection. They’ve successfully toured Colorado twice, and are planning another foray deep into the mountains. They embark on smaller touring adventures throughout the Midwest with their new trailer, which they pull with a tiny Prius.