Saturday, May 28, 2011

Regional Spotlight: The Midwest Edition

This is something I did for AMP Magazine at the beginning of the month so I figured I would stick it here for more people to view and possibly find an awesome band that they will love and cherish forever and ever...

Battlefields

BATTLEFIELDS

Fargo, North Dakota/Minneapolis, Minnesota
Releases: Stained with the Blood of an Empire
               Thresholds of Imbalance
               Agassiz (releases in 2011)
Members: Rusty - vocals  Rob - drums/electronics  Matt - guitar  James - guitar  Dan - bass
Record Label: Translation Loss www.facebook.com/TranslationLossRecords www.translationloss.com
Rocks Like: Mouth Of The Architect, Isis, Borknagar


Hands

HANDS

Fargo, North Dakota
Releases: Creator
               Give Me Rest (releases 2011)
Members: Shane - vocals/guitar  Chris - bass  Josh - drums
Record Label: Facedown www.facebook.com/facedownrecordsinc www.facedownrecords.com
Rocks Like: A Plea For Purging, Onward To Olympas, Here I Come Falling
www.facebook.com/hands
www.myspace.com/wearehands


Sick Of Sarah


SICK OF SARAH

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Releases: Los Angeles EP
               Bittersweet EP
               Sick Of Sarah
               The Best Thing EP
               2205
Members: Abisha - vocals/guitar  Jamie - bass/vocals  Jessica - drums/vocals  Jessie - guitar/vocals Katie - guitar/vocals
Record Label: Adamant www.adamantrecords.com
Rocks Like: VersaEmerge, Tegan And Sara, The Dollyrots
www.sickofsarah.com
www.myspace.com/sickofsarah


Your Memorial

YOUR MEMORIAL

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Releases: Seasons
               Atonement
Members: Willy - guitars  Blake - vocals  Tommy - drums  Skip - bass
Record Label: Facedown
Rocks Like: Martyr A.D., After The Burial,Parkway Drive
www.facebook.com/yourmemorial
www.myspace.com/yourmemorial

Gone By Tomorrow


GONE BY TOMORROW

Fargo, North Dakota
Releases: The Vermillion Empire
               A Jack Knife Flower
               Find Your Shadow
               When It Pours It Rains
               Troubles With Living
               Sour Apple Piano Core
Members: Jeremy - vocals/guitar/electronics
Record Label: Unsigned
Rocks Like: Her Space Holiday, Paul Baribeau, Bright Eyes
www.facebook.com/gbtrecords
www.myspace.com/gonebytomorrowndmn

Blind Joe




BLIND JOE

Kindred, North Dakota
Releases: People Like Me
               Soul Singin' Son Of A Bitch
               Warm Whiskey, Cold Beer
               Where The Hell Are All The Honky Tonks
               Red Neck, White Trash, Blue Collar Boys
Members: Blind Joe - vocals/guitar
Record Label: Unsigned
Rocks Like: Hank Williams III, David Allen Coe, Lynryd Skynyrd
www.facebook.com/pages/Blind-Joe/105020596196661
www.myspace.com/blindjoe
The Suit


THE SUIT

Fargo, North Dakota
Releases: Battle For The Blood EP (Midnight Suit)
               We've Come With Nothing (Midnight Suit)
               The Way That We Fall
Members: Dustin - bass/vocals
                Paul - vocals
                Greg - keyboard/vocals
                Richie - drums
Record Label: Unsigned
Rocks Like: The Casino Madrid, A Static Lullaby, Scarlett O'Hara
www.facebook.com/thesuitmusic
www.myspace.com/thesuitmusic
I, Apparatus

I, APPARATUS

Minot, North Dakota
Releases: I, Apparatus
               This Is Your Derailment EP
               Entitlement EP
               Iscariot EP
               Ebola And The Botanist (releases 2011)
Members: Cody - bass/vocals  Dennis - guitar/vocals  Patrick - guitar/vocals  xBJx - drums
Record Label: Ling Chi www.facebook.com/lingchirecords lingchirecords.tk
Rocks Like: Converge, Shai Hulud, The Chariot
www.myspace.com/iapparatus
www.facebook.com/IApparatus

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