Murder Shoes

Sometimes, it really does boil down to who you know. Shortly after Derek Van Gieson first moved to Minneapolis, he met fellow guitarist Chris White through an ex-post-hardcore-punk pal. For a year or so, Derek and Chris stockpiled hundreds of songs. The songs ran the gamut of 60s pop/garage nuggets, gothic folk, chaotic post-punk, 80s funk and R&B, country/western, shoegaze, rockabilly, and surf.

It could have been a real hot mess, but Derek brought Tess Weinberg in to the picture and she tied the whole thing together with her sultry cross-genre vocals. They further refined their sound as a trio and just when they thought they had it figured out, bassist Tim Heinlein and drummer Elliot Manthey brought the volume, power, and muscle. Inside of a year as a quintet, Murder Shoes recorded and released three EPs, a full length album, and went on tour. After many adventures in the studio and live, the band has refined the eclectic nature of their sound, which can now accurately be described as “Murder Shoesy.”

Past Shows


Sep
11
th
2016
Fine Line
Sep
11
th
2016
Fine Line

Band of Skulls

with Murder Shoes
Jul
29
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
29
th
2016
Mainroom

Go 96.3 Local Showcase

Go Fest ‘16 Night One
with Communist Daughter, KARIZMA, DEATHDANCE and more!
Jun
12
th
2016
Turf Club
Jun
12
th
2016
Turf Club

ELIOT SUMNER

with Cheerleader and Murder Shoes
Mar
5
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
15
th
2016
Mainroom
Jan
15
th
2016
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2015

with Aero Flynn, BABY SHEL, Bruise Violet and more!
Oct
9
th
2015
Turf Club
Oct
9
th
2015
Turf Club

The Joy Formidable

with Murder Shoes and Verskotzi

More Shows

Oct
29
th
NoonChorus

Mike Krol

Mar
13
th
First Avenue

The Airborne Toxic Event

May
7
th
Palace Theatre

Yam Haus

Jan
31
st
Fine Line
canceled

Monster Magnet

with Nebula and Silvertomb