RANK STRANGERS

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

Rank Strangers celebrates their 25th year of existence with a trio of albums:- Lady President (December 23, 2014) is Rank Strangers 9th full-length release and the first record of the trilogy.- Part two: Ringtones will be released in May 2015 and distributed by MVD Entertainment Group.- Part three: The Box to follow, summer 2015.

Nine Facts:

Rank Strangers Target won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Album of 1997.

Rank Strangers were the subject of cover story features in City Pages (1996) and The Pulse (2001).

Rank Strangers Tucke Des Objekts, Die was selected as Best Record of 2008 by The Star Tribune.

Rank Strangers had a star on the wall outside the venerable rock club First Avenue until the stars were repainted several years ago.

Sometime in 2015, Rank Strangers will play their 600th show.

Rank Strangers have released seven singles/EPs and have contributed music to numerous benefit/tribute/sampler projects.

There have been 8 Rank Strangers: current bass player Davin Odegaard joined in 1994 and current drummer Shawn Davis joined in 2004; Mike Wisti is the original founding member.

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”.

As proprietor of Albatross Recording Mike Wisti has recorded over 300 records in the past 20 years by such luminaries as Lifter Puller, Brute Heart, Grant Hart, Lucy Michelle and Black Diet.

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
2020
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2020
7th St Entry

The Songs of GRANT HART ( CANCELED )

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’S GHOST
Mar
18
th
2019
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2019
7th St Entry

The Songs of GRANT HART

An Evening of Tributes
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

Apr
24
th
Fine Line

Nada Surf

Mar
27
th
Fine Line

The Dip

with Wyatt Waddell
Jun
12
th
First Avenue

Chicano Batman

with Le Butcherettes
Mar
13
th
First Avenue

The Airborne Toxic Event