Tickets are now on sale for an extraordinary release show celebrating In a Mess, In a State, and a Second Too Late (Korda 022) the dazzling debut LP by Muskellunge.
The show features Muskellunge’s original line up (Rebecca Fritz, John Crozier, Benji Boyd and Eric Tretbar). Sweetening the bill are old friends and Korda label mates The Hang Ups (Brian Tighe, Jeff Kearns, Chadwick Nelson, Aaron Lundholm and Stephen Ittner), and a new addition to the family of bands The Go-Karts fronted by Stephen Ittner.
The ticket price includes a download of the entire album In a Mess, In a State, and a Second Too Late plus rarities from The Hang Ups and The Go-Karts! Get tickets here, pronto, and read on for the backstory by Simon Peter Groebner.
Minneapolis, 1992. An underage fan sneaking into the dingy Uptown Bar — through the back door, next to the bathroom — pretty much knew what to expect. The dominant sound from smoke-clogged stages was loud, distorted and dangerous, with industry people big and small scouring local micro-scenes for the next angry thing. (Muskellunge cont’d)