Sleep Study

Assembled in 2011, Minneapolis rock quartet Sleep Study has lived up to high expectations set by their dedicated followers and the media. The band’s unapologetic dedication to their modern take on a 70’s pop sound has earned them continued press from news outlets in their home state and beyond. Their single “Flower Girl” was nominated for an Independent Music Award and the band was recently named by Paste Magazine as one of 12 Minnesota Bands You Should Listen to Now.

After being discovered by Michael Simon, President of The Harry Fox Agency, Sleep Study's debut album Nothing Can Destroy was officially released August 2012 on Simon Recordings and immediately noted by Star Tribune writer Chris Riemenschneider as an album expected to “be on many local critics’ year-end lists”.

The band's formula is a natural cooperative of strengths from all members, combining Ryan Paul Plewacki’s (vocals/guitar) brand of Brit-flavored rock with Justin Hartke’s (vocals/bass) Seattle upbringing. The calculated drumming of Woody Stulberg solidifies their retro sound. Each individual has a rich history in the Minneapolis and national music world. Collectively, the members of Sleep Study have shared stages and played on recordings with Al Kooper, Kid Dakota, The Honeydogs, Minor Kingdom, Aviette, and more.

Always looking forward, the band has steadily expanded their net, garnering respect and turning heads wherever they land, including repeat trips to SXSW and CMJ, a debut appearance at Milwaukee’s famed Summerfest and many opening sets for national acts stopping through the Twin Cities.

Past Shows


Aug
5
th
2018
7th St Entry
Aug
5
th
2018
7th St Entry

The Trongone Band

with THOMPSON SPRINGS and Sleep Study
May
17
th
2017
7th St Entry
May
17
th
2017
7th St Entry

Sleep Study and Anthony Ruptak

MOVED FROM TURF CLUB TO 7TH ST ENTRY
with KYLE LUTZ and Sabyre Rae
Apr
13
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
13
th
2017
Turf Club

Kid Dakota

with Sleep Study, Timbre Ghost and Burn Fetish
Jan
28
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jan
28
th
2017
7th St Entry

Hollerado

with Savoy Motel and Sleep Study
Dec
3
rd
2016
Turf Club
Dec
3
rd
2016
Turf Club

Green Room Music Source 10 Year Anniversary

with The Melismatics, Ruby Isle, Gaelynn Lea and more!
May
12
th
2016
Turf Club
May
12
th
2016
Turf Club

THE NEW GRANADAS

with Little Man and Sleep Study
Oct
11
th
2015
7th St Entry
Oct
11
th
2015
7th St Entry

Fraser A. Gorman

with Sleep Study
Apr
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
Apr
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
Mar
16
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
16
th
2015
Turf Club

Kid Dakota

with Sleep Study and Buffalo Sleeper
Oct
2
nd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Oct
2
nd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Dan Croll

with Sleep Study and Posh Lost
Jul
1
st
2013
7th St Entry
Jul
1
st
2013
7th St Entry
May
11
th
2013
Turf Club
May
11
th
2013
Turf Club

The Ike Reilly Assassination

IKE REILLY'S Saturday Night Special
with Sleep Study
Apr
18
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Apr
18
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Zeus

with Sleep Study and WILD CATHEDRAL
Aug
17
th
2012
7th St Entry
Aug
17
th
2012
7th St Entry

Sleep Study

with HANNAH VON DER HOFF, The Small Cities and Prissy Clerks
Apr
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
Apr
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

Tim Fite

with Western Fifth and Sleep Study
Feb
23
rd
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Feb
23
rd
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

TENNIS

with Sleep Study
Jul
31
st
2011
7th St Entry
Jul
31
st
2011
7th St Entry

RYAN TRASTER BAND

with Sleep Study, The Shiny Lights and SWAMPBOOTS

More Shows

Jan
31
st
Fine Line
canceled

Monster Magnet

with Nebula and Silvertomb
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Rina Sawayama

Mar
11
th
Fine Line

AJJ

with Xiu Xiu and Emperor X
Sep
17
th
7th St Entry

TORRES

with Ariana and the Rose