JUNE 16TH // 5:00 - 9:00PM
PURE ROCK STUDIOS
THE BEST UP AND COMING TALENT. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Heavily influenced by shoegaze and post-rock groups such as Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, Jack Hilliker blends his punk intuitions with his solo singer/songwriter sensibilities, creating a vulnerable and deeply personal live set. His most recent release, “locusts”, meanders through themes of self-doubt and comes out the other end relieved of (some of) the internal tensions. Sometimes songwriting is the ultimate form of release.
BAD ADVICE CLUB
With catchy melodies and bouncy, staccato instrumentals, Bad Advice Club is the Minnesotan equivalent of Vampire Weekend. Fronted by lead vocalist/guitarist and force-to-be-wreckoned-with, Ben Dyleuth, Bad Advice Club’s most recent release, “Juniper”, crescendos and belts out with unguarded enthusiasm. All in—all the time.
Multi-instrumentalist and wiz kid Charlie Burket has been playing shows in Rochester since the ripe age of 14 with local jazz and folk groups. Often playing with musicians decades older than him, Burket stepped back and wrote a record for himself this past year. Mixed and mastered by Kevin Andrews, “Endeavor” is the first effort at songwriting for the high school junior—and a fine one at that.
Atomic Cafe was formed as the recording project of Harry Miles and Nathaniel Essma and further expanded to their current 5-piece lineup. Inspired by modern garage rock bands such as Thee Oh Sees and Twin Peaks, the band began their career playing shows in basements and garages. With the release of their EP, “Further”, the band has shifted from garage rock and noise roots towards a more polished, psychedelic pop sound.
Torquemada is a three-piece progressive/math rock group formed by high schoolers from the Minneapolis area. It’s fast, energetic, and heavy. The three best adjectives for great punk music.
PRS TEEN GROUP
The kids are alright. Pure Rock Studios is an independent lesson studio and performance facility in Rochester. By incorporating live playing and group classes, students are able to take techniques learned in private lessons and apply them to a “real band” setting. Lessons and performance opportunities are available for all ages but the teen group will be representing Pure Rock Studios at the Emerging Artists Showcase!