Indie Rock

Richard Grewar

Oct 16, 2017
Richard Grewar

Life has a way of pulling you back towards your passion.  Richard Grewar returned to his music after a three year hiatus with the release of his album Cold Feet in March.  Grewar, now a part of Hill City's talented arts community, came to the U.S. after having lived in Australia and England.  Cold Feet largely draws from his personal life.  He shared several songs from the album during his June performance at Fernson on 8th in Sioux Falls.

Night Moves

Jul 21, 2017

John Pelant and Micky Alfano are the core of Minneapolis-based Night Moves.  Formed in 2009, Night Moves released their debut album Colored Emotions in 2012.  Three years later, the follow-up Pennied Days became available.

The beauty of Night Moves' swirling grooves can veer into every conceivable direction.  Night Moves' "freak-folk vocal style and their organ and string arrangements spin their songs into mini-epics," as described in the New Yorker.

Night Moves toured Europe in January.  They performed at Total Drag Record in Sioux Falls on May 6th.

Hippo Campus / Tyler David

Jun 15, 2017

A couple of major festivals are just around the corner.  The 605 Summer Classic is June 23-24 in Sioux Falls and the Sioux River Folk Festival takes place August 4-6 at Newton Hills State Park. 

On this episode of No Cover, No Minimum Radio, there's music from last year's events.

Hippo Campus of St. Paul, Minnesota, played at the last 605 Summer Classic.  The St. Paul, Minnesota, band, in their short existence, has played South by Southwest, Red Rocks and at UK festivals in Reading and Leeds.  Hippo Campus has just released their first full-length recording, "Landmark."

Bad Bad Hats

Oct 21, 2016
Bad Bad Hats

Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge and Noah Boswell, the members of Bad Bad Hats, met while attending Macalester College in St.

John Mark Nelson

Sep 2, 2016

Though just 22 years old, Minnesota singer/songwriter John Mark Nelson has already released four full-length recording projects.  His 2011 debut, "Still Here," was released independently while Nelson was still in high school.  Four years later, a fourth CD, "I'm Not Afraid," was released to critical acclaim.  The album took on an entirely different approach as Nelson explains in this week's program.  Nelson's work has caught the attention of many satisfied critics and he has appeared on public broadcasting favorites like World Cafe and Mountain Stage.  John Mark Nelson played The Garage in

The Copoetics / The Kickback

Mar 3, 2016
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The 6th annual 605 Summer Classic witnessed some great moments on stage.  We captured a couple of sets to include in this week's program.  The Copoetics love to take their "old soul folk" on the road.  However, this was a "home game" for the husband/wife duo.  Louisa Soli-Holt learned to play the ukulele while the two lived in Hawaii.  At the same time, Dan Finch was transitioning from bass guitar to the six-string.  The Copoetics released "The Way of the Spirit Trail" during the summer of 2014 - a sound effort lyrically and nice on the ears.  The 11 song album includes updates to their fir

You Knew Me When / Meredith Axelrod

Feb 12, 2016
You Knew Me When

This week's No Cover, No Minimum Radio features two national acts that played at the 36th Annual Sioux River Folk Festival presented by the South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music. 

You Knew Me When has been touring constantly since hitting the road in 2012.  The Nashville-based two-piece husband and wife duo (Cie and Karisa Hoover) brags an attractive fusion of folk and indie rock rich with pulsing and stirring beats.  Their latest CD, "We Found Roads," is featured prominently in their set.

Cloud Cult

Sep 18, 2015
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Cloud Cult started 20 years ago as a studio project of Craig Minowa.  In 1999, Craig and Connie Minowa formed Earthology, which created the first 100% postconsumer CD packaging in the U.S.

Communist Daughter

Aug 21, 2015
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Twin Cities indie band Communist Daughter opened the first ever Black Hills Music Festival, presented by Ginger Gray Entertainment, on May 23.  Band leader Johnny Solomon began to assemble a group of Twin Cities musicians in 2009.  As Solomon explains, when Molly Moore (who married Solomon in 2013) joined the band, Communist Daughter had found the sound they wanted.

Amos Slade & White Dads

Oct 1, 2013

Amos Slade's reputation in the Sioux Falls region has grown rapidly.  The band's release of "Hungry Earth," a 12 song collection of songs about living in light of death, bespeaks the work of studio veterans.  Band members Nick Engbers, Phil Mueller, Dan Ludeman and Landon Heil performed songs off "Hungry Earth" at the 605 Summer Classic in Sioux Falls on June 22.  The alternative rock band from Sioux Falls delivered a driving set at Icon Lounge as adverse weather forced the concert indoors.

Indie Rock Band To Headline 605 Summer Classic

Jun 19, 2013

Ted Stevens is the guitarist for the Omaha-based indie rock band, Cursive. Cursive is headlining the second night of the 605 Summer Classic this Saturday at 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls. Cursive's most recent release is titled I Am Gemini. The CD was released February of 2012. Previous releases by Cursive have been given high marks by Spin, Rolling Stone, Blender, Time Out New York and The Alternative Press.

Paper Bird Part Two

Dec 7, 2012

This week, we're featuring the second half of the Paper Bird concert recorded at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish on November 3rd, 2012. Paper Bird's sound has been called joyful, their music has been described as Indie-folk, Americana and baroque Pop. They've been performing since 2007, and they're making a mark on the flourishing indie music scene in their hometown of Denver.