Pit Stop

"You can’t really pigeon hole them, they are just a kick ass rock band at their core."

Vito Ingerto, Twin Cities Media

Hailing from the musical Mecca that is Minneapolis, Pit Stop is Jake Balistrieri (vocals/guitar), Sarah Mevissen (vocals/guitar), Patrick Horigan (guitar), Zack Warpinski (bass), and Gage Webster (drums).

Their self-titled, debut album, recorded at The Pearl in NE Minneapolis by Zachary Hollander, was met with enthusiasm from the Twin Cities music community upon its release, noted by The Current as one of the “Best Local Albums of 2022.” Since then, the band has played many shows across the Midwest. One of their biggest accomplishments, thus far, was opening up for Niger’s world-famous Tuareg rock band, Mdou Moctar, and NYC’s living punk-rock legends, Parquet Courts, to a sold-out First Avenue. Parquet Courts’ co-frontman, Andrew Savage, encouraged the audience that night to support these “hometown heroes,” telling the crowd: “If I were you, I’d go to all their shows, so you could say you were there from the beginning.”

Pit Stop is currently working on their sophomore album that they plan to release in 2024, recorded by Holly Hansen at her riverside studio, Salon Sonics. Deviating from the country-influenced tracks of their first record, the new material finds the band wandering down and wildly oscillating between beaten-up paths of rock eras past, in search of a trail all their own.

Upcoming Shows


Jul
11
th
7th St Entry

Past Shows


Mar
14
th
2024
Fine Line
Mar
14
th
2024
Fine Line

Colin Bracewell

Cozy EP Release Show

★ Local Show ★
with Chutes, creeping charlie and Pit Stop
Jul
22
nd
2023
Turf Club
Jul
22
nd
2023
Turf Club

Molly Brandt

Album Release Show
with Pit Stop and Becky Kapell
Feb
14
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
23
rd
2023
Turf Club
Jan
23
rd
2023
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2023 Monday Residency
with Pit Stop
Jan
9
th
2023
7th St Entry
Jan
9
th
2023
7th St Entry

Pit Stop, Gut Czech and Buffalo Galaxy

Radio K SHORT CiRCUiT Residency
Nov
23
rd
2022
Turf Club
Apr
13
th
2022
7th St Entry
Apr
13
th
2022
7th St Entry

Alina Maira

“Reservoir” Single Release Party
with Author and Pit Stop
Mar
10
th
2022
First Avenue
Mar
10
th
2022
First Avenue

Parquet Courts

with Mdou Moctar and Pit Stop

More Shows

Sep
14
th
Turf Club

Gable Price and Friends

Oct
17
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Kishi Bashi

with Sweet Loretta
Nov
24
th
Palace Theatre

Cory Wong ft. Mark Lettieri

with Couch
Nov
23
rd
Palace Theatre

Cory Wong ft. Mark Lettieri

with Couch