Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanks TC Metro!


Check out the top right...

"The Bombay Sweets’ Doin’ the Jerk at Dawn b/w Breath Control (Heart of a Champion); $5.99 at Treehouse Records Because this local one-man band (Nathan Grumdahl, a veteran of the Dynamiters and Selby Tigers) has recorded a 45 rpm formula for melting away the winter blahs: surf music + garage pop + bright orange vinyl = happy."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Evening Rig

Sunday, November 28

@ The Frequency in Madison, WI

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Latest (& Greatest) Addition

The smallest little champ... Charlotte Lorraine Cote.

Congratulations to Dan and Maria!!

<-- Look at Dad beaming!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Evening Rig - Vinyl Collective

Been a while since we've posted anything, but we've got some good news. (However, no baby Cote quite yet ...)

First, a BIG THANKS to Virgil and all at Suburban Home Records (

You can now purchase The Evening Rig records, CDs and 7" on the Vinyl Collective site:

The Evening Rig also have some new shows coming up that you should check out:

Saturday October, 16
7th Street Entry
9PM | $6 | 18+
The Bombay Sweets

Friday November, 5th
Triple Rock Social Club
8PM | $8 | 18+
Two Cow Garage and Holyoke

Sunday November, 28th
The Frequency - Madison, WI
8PM | $?

with... not sure yet.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Evening Rig - August 21 at Cause (formerly Sauce)

So Sauce is now Cause.

CAUSE 3001 Lyndale Ave S (@ Lake)
Aug 21 2010
The Evening Rig

Say Good-bye to lead guitarist, Josh who is taking a 6 week vacation (working) and will be doing nothing (but working) in New Zealand. Come wish him all the best and buy him a drink! You'll be missed, buddy! See you in a few weeks.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Petition for Mike Gunther to open for Ludacris at First Avenue!

Rap superstar Ludacris is performing at First Avenue on Sunday, September 12.

Everyone who was anyone in the Twin Cities earlier this decade knows that much like Jimi Hendrix with "All Along the Watchtower," Minneapolis/St. Paul musician Mike Gunther routinely incorporated what has come to be known as the definitive version of the Luda classic "What's Your Fantasy?" into his early live sets.

It has now been over four years since Gunther's last album ("Burn It Down For the Nails") was released, and over two years since he last performed around town on a regular basis.

It's time for a comeback.

What better place than the First Avenue mainroom stage, opening for Mr. Cris?

Hey... facebook petitions worked for Betty White.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This Sunday 7/18



18+ | 8:00 PM | $12.00

See you then!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Suburban Home Mix Tape - Vol 5 w/ The Evening Rig

Suburban Home Mix Tape Vol 5
Someone's Gonna Die
And one hell of a mix it is! (HoC is partial to track #29) but the entire mix tape is amazing.
Thanks to all at Suburban Home Records!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Big (Little) News for Heart of a Champion

Congratulations to HoC co-owner Dan and his beautiful wife Maria! There's going to be little footsteps among all of the new music, re-released vinyl and a photography book that's going to happen over the next few months. Personally, I couldn't be happier for the soon-to-be parents! Stop by Treehouse Records and congratulate the new Dad-to-be.

LOTS of updates coming soon.

P.S. Check out Dan's new blog: Apparently, he knows too much about baseball. (I don't think any of my Mets paraphernalia will be worn on the little one. It'll have to stay in New York.)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Evening Rig - Tour Recap (w/ Pics)

How was the tour? Ask 'em yourselves or check out the latest on their blog -

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Evening Rig on Elvis Channel/ Sirius Radio

On tour in Memphis, the Rig stopped by Graceland and Sirius' Elvis Studio...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seein' The Scene: The Evening Rig

"Seein’ the Scene is a (typically) weekly photographic presentation featuring images from some of the best local rock concerts Minnesota has to offer. These images are captured through the lens of Minneapolis rock photographer Mike Minehart. " This site can be viewed here.
Check out this shot of the Jason and Josh of the Evening Rig at the 7th Street Entry (1/8/10)

Mike Minehart's website can be found here.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Front Porch Musings - The Evening Rig Review

Check out Front Porch Musings' site for a great review of The Evening Rig's Is Doin' Stuff.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Evening Rig - Meredith Westin Photography (Triple Rock January 30, 2010 Pics)

Many thanks to Meredith Westin, who took these great shots for the Love-Cars first show since 2007. Head over to her website for more pictures of the Evening Rig and other amazing local acts!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gost Trio - CD Release Show Pictures

Brooklyn's GOST TRIO (ex-members of Minneapolis greats Capital! Capital and Freedom Fighters) played their first Twin Cities show on the day after Christmas. It was also the release party for their debut CD "Miles of Skies of Light" on Heart of a Champion. For anyone who missed the release show, the GOST TRIO CD is now available for mailorder at or stop into Treehouse Records.

Feel free to pick up some of our older releases ... we got some bills to pay!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Evening Rig - Pictures from Crazy Heart

Thank you to the ever so talented Flora Brama for her pictures that captured a great evening.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Evening Rig will play an acoustic set prior to the Twin Cities premiere of the new film "Crazy Heart" (nominated for two Golden Globes). They'll play around 6:30 at the Uptown Theater! 2906 Hennepin Ave. S.

The Movie:
Jeff Bridges (The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Big Lebowski) stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart. Co-starring Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall.

Scott Cooper

Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Beth Grant, Sarah Jane Morris, Tom Bower, Annie Corley

Monday, January 4, 2010

TCCT The Complete Tally: How all 18 local music writers voted in the Twin Cities Critics Tally '09

Thanks to everyone who voted, especially Cyn Collins, Kyle Matteson, Pat O'Brien, Chris Riemenschneider and Rob van Alstyne.

Cyn Collins, freelancer and "West Bank Boogie" author

ALBUMS - 4. Chooglin' "Sweet Time"


Kyle Matteson -

ALBUMS - 2. The Evening Rig, "Is Doing Stuff "

Pat O'Brien, freelancer ( and City Pages)

ALBUMS - 1. The Evening Rig, "Is Doin' Stuff"

SONGS - 2. "The Steve McQueens," The Evening Rig

LIVE ACTS - 2. The Evening Rig

Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune music critic

SONGS - 4. The Evening Rig, "The Steve McQueens"

LIVE ACTS - 1. Chooglin'

Rob van Alstyne, freelancer

ALBUMS - 3. The Evening Rig, "Is Doing Stuff"

Star Tribune - Top Local Albums 2009


1. P.O.S., "Never Better" 178

2. Lookbook, "Wild at Heart" 128

3. Red Pens, "Reasons" 90

4. Twilight Hours, "Stereo Night" 78

5. Brother Ali, "Us" 72

6. The Pines, "Tremolo" 64

7. Vampire Hands, "Hannah in the Mansion" 60

8. The Evening Rig, "Is Doin' Stuff" 54

9. Gay Witch Abortion, "Maverick" 48

10. (tie) Idle Hands, "The Hearts We Broke on the Way to the Show" 42

Nancy Harms, "In the Indigo"

Joey Ryan & the Inks, "Well, Here We Are Then"

8. THE EVENING RIG, "IS DOIN' STUFF" Does Minneapolis really need another semi-twangy, beer-swilling, two-guitar rock band heavily inspired by the Replacements? Color us extra impressed that this quartet found fresh ground in the town's most overtread musical territory. Leading the way for its sophomore disc was the high-revving opening track, "The Steve McQueens," about girls who only fall for manly men. (54)