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)