Sunday, May 31, 2009


Start Time:
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 7:00pm
End Time:
Friday, June 19, 2009 at 12:00am
Minneapolis, MN
Your e-mail will be forwarded to Flora Brama, who is organizing the benefit and auction
Our Dear Friend Kelley Lynch passed away from traumatic brain trauma on Sunday, May 24th. 

With his passing he gave an incredible gift as a donor to over 60 people, including a 17 year old girl (kidney), a older woman (kidney) and a 56 year old man (liver). 

THE EVENING RIG and THE MILLIONTH WORD along with another local band will be performing and a silent auction will be held in Kelley's honor. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 18 at the 331 CLUB (331 13th Ave. NE_ Minneapolis, MN)

Silent Auction begins at 7pm.
Music at 9pm.

A donation from $5.00 on will be requested at the door.

If you are interested in donating any auction items or know of anyone whom is, please contact me asap.

We hope to generate enough support to alleviate the family of any outstanding medical expenses and to give to the arts. Please watch this page for updates and photos of Auction Items in the coming weeks.

MOG - The Evening Rig Is Doin' Stuff... You Need To Hear

  • From Minneapolis- No other MOG posts showing, so I'm giving them their props. These guys are alt-country, straight up, raunchy, guitar drivin' rock and rollers. I like that about them. They remind me of Wilco at their raunchiest. They can tone it down a bit, but for the most part, their CD hits you in the face and you just get into the great groove they put out. If you'd like a bit more CLICK THE CD COVER FOR THEIR MYSPACE PLAYER.

    Goddamn, I Could Use a Drink (click cover above)

    Here's something a bit more mellow.

WMUH Tuesday AM/FM Show Picks The Evening Rig's Is Doin' Stuff - Best of April's 2009 Releases

A great big ole thanks to 91.7 WMUH Radio at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and Sunbelly / The "Tuesday Morning AM/FM Show" for selecting The Evening Rig's latest release Is Doin' Stuff as one of the favorite April 2009 releases! Check out the link for the other albums on the list at:

Contact to request the Rig and check out the station online at:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

WKDU Philadelphia Loves The Evening Rig!

CUPCAKES FOR LUNCH on Fri 5/15/09 played The Evening Rig's "Bartender."  

Check out the rest of the playlist:

Call/IM and request it again! phone: 215-895-5917 or instant message: requestwkdu

Thanks for the support!

Friday, May 22, 2009

MPR: Podcasts: The Current Song of the Day - The Evening Rig "The Steve McQueens"

Song of the Day
"Music lovers from 89.3 The Current comb through mountains of music to choose the best new, independent, and unreleased songs to share with you each weekday."
Listen to The Current every weekday at 10 a.m. or paste this URL into your podcast software:  
Minnesota Music - "The Steve McQueens" from the new album by The Evening Rig, "Is Doin' Stuff." (2:58s)

The Evening Rig on The Local Show / The Current 89.3 VIDEO

Minneapolis-based The Evening Rig performs "The Steve McQueens" from their album Is Doin' Stuff live on The Local Show from 89.3 The Current

The Evening Rig on The Local Show with David Campbell - 89.3 The Current

The Local Show
The Local Show
"This week on The Local Show, The Evening Rig perform songs from their new album "Doin' Stuff," which is out now on local label Heart of a Champion. Plus, David Campbell is joined in studio by Nate Kranz, the new General Manager of First Avenue."
Tune in!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chooglin' Performs In The Current Studios

May 3, 2009

Chooglin' - Tonight, Alright (Live on The Local Show)

Chooglin' - Tonight, Alright (Minnesota Public Radio / Chuck Olsen)

St. Paul, Minn. — Somewhere between James Brown and the MC5 lives Chooglin'. The band's name embodies its sound, lyrics and persona. "Keep on keepin' on" - that's Chooglin'. Because what matters most is having a good time.

Chooglin' is set to release its third album this summer on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records. The band stopped by The Current studios to perform live on The Local Show.

The East Coast Loves The Evening Rig

May 5, 2009

Evening Rig - Duluth News Tribune (.com)

Long live rock: Cracker, the Evening Rig and the Rockford Mules keep the dream alive
By: Matthew R. Perrine, Budgeteer News

The Evening Rig is … awesome

Of the million-odd discs I’ve received in the last couple weeks, no group has the faded-glory, retro-cool aesthetic down like the Evening Rig. This is weird, considering that this Minneapolis group’s brand of throwback rock is more Replacements than Springsteen (the current generation’s It messiah of the moment).

If you’ll remember — and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of “gruff” for this — the Land of 10,000 Lakes housed a lot of college radio faves back in the late ’80s, yet none of them were too keen in the art department. (Save for the ’Mats’ “Don’t Tell a Soul,” of course. Love that one.)

But, as some unwise people have said throughout my lifetime, you’re never supposed to judge anything by its cover, so I’ll get off that tangent and onto why all the praise-worthy artwork was created in the first place: the Evening Rig’s music.

Which is awesome.

Not only do these cool kids match Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars and the Stinson brothers’ early whiskey-soaked intensity, but they also have a soft spot for that legendary foursome’s post-Twin/Tone radio-ready gems.

This, too, is awesome.

So, heading into this fancy new Evening Rig disc — which, while I was a fan of “Never Been’er,” finds the group ready to take on the world — you’re treated to heatwave blockbusters (“The Hilltop Pines,” “How Does She Do It?”), dirt-road driving music (“A Girl Important,” “In Spite of All That Happened”) and more than a few songs dedicated to drinking (most notably “Goddamn, I Need a Drink”).

Another amazing thing about this disc is that it has a sly pop sheen not heard since Westerberg ventured out on his own in the early ’90s — you know, when groups like the Gin Blossoms were dominating the airwaves. (Pretty much everything I said in my review of “Sweet Precious Time” by Ben Durbin’s Modern Antiques can be applied here.)

In other words, get this one now.

“Is Doin’ Stuff” is available now from Heart of a Champion. Get a free download of “The Hilltop Pines” at

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009

I think the band The Evening Rig is my new Favourite Band In The World.

I don't visit MySpace, but I'm told they have a page 

"Right Where She Wants Me" and "The Steve McQueens" are two tunes from their newest longplayer that move me. But "Hilltop Pines" from a prior record grabs my 'nads as well.

I think we can expect a May Bees-style push in the near future. . . .

except I think this music may appeal to way more people who read this than Drop Little Boy; that could be because my friends love the Replacements, Jason and the Nashville Scorchers, the Old '97s, and Tommy Keene a little more than Frank Black and the Pixies.

I love all of that shit, tough guy. . . .

The Evening Rig, and a tomanonymous question

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009

Here are the band performing a Bryan Adams cover.

tomanonymous -- is it a bad trace memory, or did The Intentions peform this song for the remote live TV broadcast show [I know it nevber made the air; that broadcast featured indignities like "My Girl" and "Scarecrow" as covers . . . .].
thank you.
thank you very much

Friday, May 15, 2009


FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009

Have I mentioned The Evening Rig lately?
I like the band so much, I'm posting this video without yet watching it. I do know that it was recorded at Seventh Street Entry, which is one of my favourite clubs in the world. Fave band, fave club -- it don't get much better than this. . . .

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Evening Rig featured on Absolute Powerpop Blog - Friday Roundup

Absolute Powerpop
A place to discover the latest and greatest in power pop releases.

FRIDAY, MAY 08, 2009

The Evening Rig-Is Doin' Stuff. This Minneapolis band lives up to their hometown sound with 11 tracks of rip-roarin' Replacements-style rock'n'roll with a twinge of Americana. Fans of bands I've featured here like High on Stress and The Daylight Titans will find a lot to like here, from the blistering opener "The Steve McQueens" to the Westerbergian "Half Asleep" to the pensive yet rocking "Right Where She Wants Me". You can't always judge an album by its song titles, but "Goddamn, I Could Use a Drink" will give you a pretty good idea of what you're getting here. Here's some stuff to do: listen to the Lala embed below.

Check out the link:
to see the write-up and to listen to the songs found within the Lala music player as described above.

Thanks, Absolute Powerpop! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Evening Rig - Chart in Top 30 ... again!

The news keeps getting better. The Evening Rig chart at #30 at KUWS 91.3 in Superior, WI.  C'mon, Wisconsin, request more Evening Rig:  (715) 394-8530 or (800) 300-8530.  We really appreciate the support!

The Evening Rig on another Top 30 List - WRBC 91.5 FM

Thanks for the support to all at WRBC 91.5 FM Bates College, Lewiston, ME!
The Evening Rig charted at #23 for the week!  
If you want to hear more of the Rig at this station, call (207) 777-7915 or  (207) 777-7916.  

Monday, May 4, 2009

Top 30 Albums - WTSR 91.3 FM for Week of 4/28/09

WTSR 91.3FM: Open Your Mind!

Top 30 Albums at 91.3FM WTSR for the Week Ending 4/28/2009:
29) EVENING RIG Is Doin’ Stuff

Hey New Jersey, want to hear more of the Evening Rig? Call the on-air WTSR DJ in the studio at 609.771.2554 or IM at wtsrDJ.

If YOU want to hear the Evening Rig over the air waves of your local college radio station where ever you are, give them a call & request it!

Thanks for your support WTSR!