Teenage Strangler

Independent music devotees will be pleased to discover Minneapolis lo-fi rockers Teenage Strangler, raucous scene veterans worshiping equally at the temples of Dinosaur Jr. and The Velvet Underground. Fuzzed out, riotous, and firmly rooted in the tradition of preeminent college rock heavyweights like Kurt Vile, Wilco, R.E.M., and The Minutemen. The band took their name from a bad 1964 horror flick featured on the original Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Teenage Strangler is made up of some the Twin Cities' most adventurous and acclaimed artists; Dylan Lee Ritchie (The God Damn Doo Wop Band, Prissy Clerks) and Nathan Grumdahl (Arm, Selby Tigers, Bombay Sweets).

Since 2007, Teenage Strangler has achieved a considerable reputation both at home and in the wider underground scene. The band is known for its rough and ready live show, having shared stages with fellow travelers Grant Hart, Vivian Girls, Joe Jack Talcum, Birthday Suits, and a whole host of indie movers and shakers. With a steady stream of EPs and one full-length, 2017's As You Wish, under their collective belt, the band's work sits at the intersection of K records and SST records.

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!
Mar
21
st
2019
7th St Entry
Mar
21
st
2019
7th St Entry

Spiral Stairs

with LowRay and Teenage Strangler
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!
Oct
18
th
2017
Mainroom
Oct
18
th
2017
Mainroom

Violent Femmes

with Teenage Strangler
Aug
31
st
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
31
st
2015
7th St Entry
May
27
th
2015
Turf Club
May
27
th
2015
Turf Club

Lawnchair Records Compilation Tape Release

with FRANKIE TEARDROP (Solo), DONX, Stereo Confession and more!
Nov
16
th
2013
Turf Club
Nov
16
th
2013
Turf Club

757's

with Porcupine and Teenage Strangler
Nov
7
th
2013
Turf Club
Nov
7
th
2013
Turf Club

Kitten Forever

with CASUAL USER and Teenage Strangler
Sep
7
th
2013
7th St Entry
Sep
7
th
2013
7th St Entry

Disappears and Weekend

with Teenage Strangler
Feb
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Feb
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry

Manimal Quartet

with the Velveteens, Teenage Strangler and Oaks
Apr
9
th
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
9
th
2011
7th St Entry

vitaminwater and Vice present UNCAPPED LIVE

with Birthday Suits, Teenage Strangler and The Bombay Sweets

More Shows

Mar
31
st
7th St Entry
Jun
5
th
First Avenue

Sepultura and Kreator

with DEATH ANGEL and SpiritWorld
May
6
th
7th St Entry

Bankrol Hayden

Mar
25
th
Turf Club

March Mixtape ⏤ The Gay Agenda