pure SHIFTER

pure SHIFTER is a Minneapolis band blending eclectic influences into an energetic and off-kilter mix. Their music filters snarkily intellectual indie/punk ethos through a modern electronic/dance prism. The resulting songs cycle through acerbic disco think-pieces, oblique bangers, and earnestly reflective psych-pop grooves.

pS’s founder and core songwriter, career nobody John Genz (vocals, programming, guitar), has been playing and home recording for several years, quietly reshaping his set from Mountain Goats influenced guitar demos into wide-screen electro-punk tooth-rattlers.

In 2019 Genz was joined by Doug Deitchler (Beasthead) whose work with arrangements, keyboards, and vocal manipulations focused and solidified the group’s sound, while drummer and cat-enthusiast Mitch Miller (Stolyette) energized their kinetic live shows.

With great effort, pURe sHIFTER have accepted the late-capitalist imperative to understand all interpersonal relationships as forms of marketing. Despite this, cultural production continues to find ways of challenging accepted power dynamics, opening up unmarshalled spaces where sound, art, and movement can still produce real feeling and connection. Pure Shifter is the soundtrack to this tension.

Past Shows


Sep
19
th
2021
7th St Entry
Sep
19
th
2021
7th St Entry

Little Lizard

with Mickey Breeze and pure SHIFTER
May
4
th
2020
7th St Entry
May
4
th
2020
7th St Entry
Cancelled

Little Lizard

'EARTHLINGS' Release Show
with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill', pure SHIFTER and Mickey Breeze
Jan
17
th
2020
7th St Entry
Nov
7
th
2019
7th St Entry
Nov
7
th
2019
7th St Entry

Betcha

with pure SHIFTER

More Shows

Dec
18
th
7th St Entry

PHUN: A Tribute to Phish

Nov
14
th
First Avenue

F1rst Wrestling presents
UNLEASHED

Nov
12
th
icehouse MPLS

Levi Hummon and Roman Alexander

Dec
15
th
Fine Line

An Evening with
Allen Stone