Catbath

Catbath, a four-piece rock outfit hailing from Minneapolis, MN, formed in the basement of Travis Franklin and Crystal Stockert’s south side duplex in 2013. The duo began mining the arsenal of songs Travis had been stockpiling. They were eclectic, drawing from disparate genres and eras of rock—from sixties garage pop to grunge to metal. However, the common thread binding them together could not be obscured; the songs were chock-full of undeniable melodies and irrepressible pop hooks.
Bassist, Kristin Kosieracki, was then enlisted to round out the group and realize the lush vocal harmonies Crystal envisioned. Catbath wasted no time in putting out their debut album, “It’s Bathtime,” only 6 months later.
The band soon realized a need to fill out the sound and pepper in some tasty lead lines with a second guitar player. There was none other than thee one and only Matthew ‘Gravey’ Graves to make that happen, and Catbath subsequently released their second full-length album, Glitterbox.
With the most recent release of the Table Scraps EP, Catbath filled in the blanks of their previous two full-length albums that you didn't know were there. This is a collection of odds and ends, which were recorded at various times and locations since the band’s formation.
The end of 2019 marked a pivotal moment within the band as they said a loving goodbye to Kristin and welcomed Danielle Cusack, whom the band admired for years, into the bass and vocals position. Danielle brings experience from some awesome Minneapolis-based bands such as Bruise Violet, Scrunchies, and Tony Peachka.
The combination of a new lineup, a pandemic forcing a long break from live shows, and a deluge of song ideas, gave the band a unique opportunity for a fresh start and a year of fruitful creativity. Catbath entered the studio at the end of December 2020 and recorded an epic 15 song album (release date TBA), consisting of all unheard material, which is their best yet! In typical Catbath fashion, the new songs are an eclectic mix of garage and classic rock, grunge, alternative, metal, and so much POP hook sugar.
Catbath has shared the stage with countless Minneapolis acts—perhaps most notably punk legend Grant Hart—as well as national groups such as The Polyphonic Spree, The Thermals, Shonen Knife, The Coathangers, Ought, Peelander-Z, and more! Catbath’s purring harmonies, roaring screams and hissing fuzz and feedback, are as fresh and bracing to the ears as a rough cat’s tongue to the cheek.

Past Shows


Jul
8
th
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
8
th
2021
7th St Entry

Horsegirl

with Catbath and Harlow
Jul
3
rd
2017
7th St Entry
Jul
3
rd
2017
7th St Entry

Hastings 3000

with Catbath, Extraterrestrials, SPEEDWEED and more!
Apr
7
th
2017
7th St Entry
Apr
7
th
2017
7th St Entry

Bruise Violet

with Catbath, Sass and JOE DAVIS AND THE POETIC DIASPORA
Jan
7
th
2017
Turf Club
Nov
11
th
2016
Mainroom
Nov
11
th
2016
Mainroom

Communist Daughter

with Alpha Consumer, Fraea and Catbath
Oct
19
th
2016
Turf Club
Oct
19
th
2016
Turf Club

Shonen Knife

with Catbath and THE TOXENES
Oct
8
th
2016
Indeed Brewery
Oct
8
th
2016
Indeed Brewery

Indeed Brewing Company's Hullabaloo 2016

NO COVER
with Night Moves, Butcher's Union, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and more!
Apr
19
th
2016
Turf Club
Apr
19
th
2016
Turf Club

The Thermals

with Summer Cannibals and Catbath
Mar
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Mar
30
th
2016
7th St Entry

Skating Polly

with Catbath, Cherry Cola and Bruise Violet
Sep
12
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
12
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club

the Coathangers

with COLOR TV and Catbath
Aug
19
th
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
19
th
2015
7th St Entry

Shadow in the Cracks and Summer Cannibals

with Hollow Boys and Catbath
Jul
17
th
2015
Turf Club
Jul
17
th
2015
Turf Club

Nightosaur

with Catbath, Swimsuit Area and The Ultrasounds
Jul
16
th
2015
7th St Entry
Jul
16
th
2015
7th St Entry

Braver

with Catbath and MOLLY’S WORST ENEMY
Feb
25
th
2015
Turf Club
Feb
25
th
2015
Turf Club
Sep
22
nd
2014
Turf Club
Sep
22
nd
2014
Turf Club

Ought

with Hollow Boys and Catbath

More Shows

Oct
17
th
Fine Line

An Evening with
Carbon Leaf

Jul
10
th
Fine Line

The War and Treaty

Jun
16
th
Turf Club

Paul McCartney 80th Birthday Tribute

Oct
13
th
7th St Entry

Kid Bloom