Posted: July 12, 2017 In The Press: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
"For years, I’ve joked that my Minneapolis music scene is run by the “Eau Claire Mafia,” a clan of Wisco expats who have remained tight ever since they went off to YMCA’s Camp Manitou together, and who now—with the majority of them in their mid-30s—run a broad swath of Minneapolis’ music scene. It’s hard to categorize the scene they run, because most scenes stick to an actual genre of music—usually it’s the rap scene, or the dance scene, or the jazz scene. These guys seem to have only mischief, play, and a continuous loyalty in common. They support each other at midweek gigs in experimental spaces and weekend gigs headlining First Avenue. And there seems to be real staying power in creating music that is simply sharing what might come out of a Midwestern childhood."