Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles have been a
large part of the Twin Cities music scene for over three years. They have
shared stages with the likes of Calvin Johnson, Titus Adronicus, Oh Death, and
Blackalicious. In the spring of 2010 they toured with Trampled by Turtles to
the West Coast and then down south with Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps
in January of 2011. Their music was also recently featured on a TED documentary
sponsored by Levis, released in December of 2010.
There are currently seven members, who get
together weekly for beers and somewhat productive practices. Lucy writes the
lyrics and basic chord changes while the rest of the band writes their own
parts and everyone collaboratively arranges the tunes. They have recorded and
released three full length albums independently, the most recent on vinyl as
well on CD.
They hope to tour to Europe and everywhere else
they haven't had the opportunity to go as well as put out many more albums in
the coming years.
Lucy Michelle - whistling, Ukuleles, Singer
Geoff Freeman - "Drums"
Chris Graham - Acoustic Guitar
Ashley Boman - Accordion
Jesse Schuster - Standup Bass
Eamonn McClain - Cello
LP - "Orange Peels & Rattlesnakes" -
LP - "Special Party Time For Everybody"
- September 2009
LP- "Good Of That" - October 2010
Ryan Flannery & the Night Owls are an indie
rock band originating from Wausau, Wisconsin. They are currently based in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group consists of Ryan Flannery on keys and vocals,
John Burgess on drums, and Tom Kallio on guitar. After several years as a solo
act, in the fall of 2008, Ryan joined forces with additional musicians to
create an energetic sound that still incorporated jazz-based influences. John
has been adding his vigorously precise drumming methods since the group's
beginnings, and Tom has been contributing his silky smooth, blues-kissed guitar
technique since March 2010.
After just over six months as a band, Ryan
Flannery & the Night Owls had already garnered a faithful local fan base,
and had also won the 2009 Wisconsin Valley Fair Battle of the Bands. The band
continued to progressively move forward, releasing their long-awaited debut EP
in February 2010. Combining the lively resonances of modern indie rock with the
jazzy, vintage sounds of 70s pop-rock, the self-titled EP is sure to give
listeners something that they can truly find musically unique and original.
In addition to the band's current live
instrumentation of piano/vocals, drums, and guitar, the six-track EP includes
bass, keys, cello, saxophone, flute, trumpet, clarinet, and additional
vocalists, all orchestrated by Flannery.
Ryan Flannery - Vocals, keys
Tom Kallio - guitars
John Burgess - Percussion
"Ryan Flannery & the Night Owls"
(EP) - released March 2010
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