rank strangers

original independent rock music, established 1990 based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika

rank strangers nine facts:

  1. rank strangers' Target won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Album of MCMXCVII (1997).
  2. rank strangers were the subject of cover story features in City Pages (1996) and The Pulse (2001).
  3. rank strangers' Tucke Des Objekts, Die was selected as Best Record of MMVIII (2008) by the Star Tribune.
  4. rank strangers had a star on the wall outside the venerable rock club First Avenue until the stars were repainted several years ago.
  5. rank strangers will play their 693 shows.
  6. rank strangers have released 19 LPs, EPs, or singles and have contributed music to numerous benefit/tribute/sampler projects.
  7. There have been 8 rank strangers: bass player Davin Odegaard joined in mcmxciv (1994) and drummer Shawn Davis joined in mmiv (2004); Mike Wisti is the original founding member.
  8. rank strangers/Albatross Recording founder Mike Wisti is the subject of the on-going film project known as “The Making of My Genius: The Movie”.
  9. As proprietor of Albatross Recording, Mike Wisti has recorded over 300 records in the past 25 years by such luminaries as Lifter Puller, Brute Heart, Grant Hart, Lucy Michelle, and Black Diet.

no computers were employed!

mike wisti: guitar/vocal, davin odegaard: bass/vocal, shawn davis: drum

RANK STRANGERS ARE A UNIQUE BAND NO ONE LIKE US

Past Shows


Mar
18
th
2022
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2022
7th St Entry

The Songs of Grant Hart

A Tribute featuring performances from TEENAGE STRANGLER, THE RANK STRANGERS, RYAN SMITH, MARS CONDO, GIRLSES MOMS, TINY TRACES, ROB THE CARPENTER, and BOY DIRT CAR
Mar
18
th
2020
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2020
7th St Entry
Cancelled

The Songs of GRANT HART

with Boy Dirt Car, Girlses Moms, Sons of Gloria and more!
Dec
9
th
2019
7th St Entry
Dec
9
th
2019
7th St Entry

CERVEZA MUSCULAR

with rank strangers, Ringout! and James Loney (of Lolo Ghost)
Mar
18
th
2019
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2019
7th St Entry

The Songs of GRANT HART

An Evening of Tributes 3/18/19
with Ryan and Pony, Almost Every Tuesday, rank strangers and more!
Apr
5
th
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
14
th
2015
7th St Entry
Nov
14
th
2015
7th St Entry

rank strangers

with The Magnolias, THE SEX RAYS and WOWSVILLE
Jun
6
th
2015
Turf Club
Jun
6
th
2015
Turf Club

Rich Mattson and the Northstars

with Sounds del Mar, rank strangers and MATT LATTERELL
May
28
th
2011
7th St Entry
May
28
th
2011
7th St Entry

The Magnolias

with Ian Olvera & The Sleepwalkers and rank strangers
Mar
17
th
2011
Mainroom
Mar
17
th
2011
Mainroom

HOOKERS $ BLOW and ELnO

with MN POLICE PIPE BAND and rank strangers

More Shows

Aug
21
st
Turf Club

Dilly Dally Alley

with The Nunnery and room3
Apr
29
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Jesse Cook

Jul
12
th
Turf Club

Becky Kapell and The Fat Six, Terry Walsh and 2 A.M. and Curtiss A and the Dark Click

Oct
13
th
Turf Club

Panopticon

with Exulansis and Primeval Well