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Purgatory Hollow

Purgatory Creek

We’ve only played one gig so far, but this bunch of old friends playing Irish music and bluegrass promises to be a good time. Band members are journalist and disability activist, David Perry on guitar and vocals, Dee Brust from SisterTree on guitar and vocals, and local fiddler, Ann Viviano, on violin and vocals.

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Cats Laughing

Cats Laughing

Move to Minneapolis, Steve said. We’ll start a band. It’ll be fun. I did. And it was. Cats Laughing was a very unique and adventurous band. We played songs, but many of them had long sections for improvisation, where we would often—and intentionally—leave traditional ideas of pitch and meter behind. We wrote our sets so […]

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Boiled in Lead featuring Adam Stemple, Josef Kessler, and Robin 'Adnan' Anders

Boiled in Lead

The music (World-beat punk, ethno-gothic-sludge-jazz) was great; the players, amazing. But every moment between when we stepped off the stage and stepped back on was terrible. A great example of how mismanagement and personality conflicts can ruin the best of ideas. And yes, I did cut Drew out of the picture. Petty? Probably. But I […]

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The Tim Malloys, Bloody Irish Music

The Tim Malloys

Of all the bands I’ve been in, The Tim Malloys might be my favorite. Frenetic and fun, this is Irish music without the lilt. Rebel songs are our mainstay, but we also have room for long jams. If I can’t stretch out and improvise with a group, I get bored in a hurry. It helps […]

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