Scrunchies

Scrunchies is a Minneapolis, MN-based “post-everything rock n roll” trio formed by Laura Larson and Danielle Cusack. Scrunchies exploded onto the music scene in 2018 with their debut album, Stunner (Forged Artifacts Records), a set of heavy and melodic rock scorchers tinged with moments of sweetness. Their sophomore album, Feral Coast (Dirtnap Records, State Champion Records; 2021),  continued pushing the edges of the soft and the heavy, recalling the messy and cathartic energy of late '80s grunge, punk, and post-punk bands. They have since toured with Built To Spill, played Treefort Fest in Boise, and performed with bands such as Screaming Females and Otoboke Beaver.

Larson earned notoriety early on, leading brash punk band Baby Guts, in which she was awarded “Best Female Vocalist” by Twin Cities alt-weekly City Pages. She was also a member of seminal dance-punk drums and bass trio, Kitten Forever. Cusack, raised by veterans of the '70s NYC art and music scene, also came to prominence in the Twin Cities music scene as a teenager with her indie grunge rock band, Bruise Violet.

Larson and Cusack began Scrunchies after mutual admiration of each others' bands (as well as playing together in a Buzzcocks cover band called Buzzcunts). Jeremy Warden (Double Grave) officially joined Scrunchies after serving as a touring bassist. They are currently finishing production on their third studio album, Colossal.

Past Shows


Mar
7
th
2024
First Avenue
Mar
7
th
2024
First Avenue

Otoboke Beaver

with Drinking Boys and Girls Choir and Scrunchies
Feb
17
th
2024
7th St Entry
Feb
17
th
2024
7th St Entry

Christy Costello

‘From the Dark’ Record Release

★ Local Show ★
with Screamin' Cyn Cyn & The Pons, Scrunchies and Citric Dummies
Jul
7
th
2023
Turf Club
Jul
7
th
2023
Turf Club
Feb
28
th
2023
Fine Line
Feb
28
th
2023
Fine Line

Otoboke Beaver

with Scrunchies
Dec
15
th
2022
Turf Club
Dec
15
th
2022
Turf Club
Cancelled

METZ

10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY TOUR
with Spiritual Cramp and Scrunchies
Apr
1
st
2022
7th St Entry
Apr
1
st
2022
7th St Entry

Scrunchies

'Feral Coast' Album Release
with VIAL and Liquid Lunch
Jul
23
rd
2021
7th St Entry
Jul
23
rd
2021
7th St Entry

Scrunchies

with Allergen and WannaBianca
Apr
2
nd
2020
7th St Entry
Apr
2
nd
2020
7th St Entry
Oct
25
th
2019
Fine Line
Oct
25
th
2019
Fine Line

Screaming Females

with Dusk, Scrunchies and Constant Insult
Jan
18
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
18
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
4
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
4
th
2019
Mainroom

First Avenue's BEST NEW BANDS OF 2018

with Annie Mack, The Carnegies, Faith Boblett and more!
Sep
22
nd
2018
Turf Club
Sep
22
nd
2018
Turf Club

Sweet JAP

with Marijuana Deathsquads, MURF and Scrunchies
Aug
18
th
2018
Mainroom
Aug
18
th
2018
Mainroom

Bad Bad Hats

with Scrunchies and Jessica Manning
Jun
1
st
2018
7th St Entry
Jun
1
st
2018
7th St Entry

Scrunchies

with 26 BATS! and ZINA
Feb
22
nd
2018
7th St Entry
Feb
22
nd
2018
7th St Entry

Palm

with The Spirit of the Beehive and Scrunchies
Jan
4
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
4
th
2018
7th St Entry

Scrunchies

with France Camp, Devata Daun and SAUNA ACCIDENT

More Shows

Jul
14
th
7th St Entry

Prinze George

Dec
21
st
The Cedar Cultural Center

Michael Kosta

Aug
4
th
Turf Club

Magic Sword

Jul
8
th
7th St Entry

Fiddlehead

with Graham Hunt