Skyway Sessions

Skyway Sessions: The Farewell Circuit

The Dustbowl packed up their equipment and headed to the new Infinitea Teahouse in Uptown. No, we weren’t having an herbal refreshment, we were on site to get going on a long overdue Skyway Session with Minneapolis transplants The Farewell Circuit. Local film director, Matt Cici, first wired us to The Farewell Circuit back in April after using one of their songs in the trailer for his film Lambent Fuse.

With the greatest of ease, The Farewell Circuit swiftly filled the space of Infinitea with the ethereal sounds of their latest EP Brother’s Eyes.  Just as mesmerizing are the lyrics, which beautifully compliment every chord and chime. They left us with resonating melodies permeating a dream-state we didn’t want to wake from. The EP is available on their bandcamp site for a “pay-what-you-can” price.

If you want to see them for yourself, catch their next show tomorrow, September 10th, 9PM at Nick and Eddie (1612 Harmon Place Minneapolis, MN). Sorry youngbloods, it’s a 21+ event. Also, check out the photos we snapped in our Flickr ‘bowl section.

The Dustbowl
Haley Rheinhart & Rachel Summers


The Veils-Skyway Sessions


Last Wednesday The Dustbowl teamed up with fellow Minneapolis blog, Culture Bully, and a couple of Hamline University cinematographers to spend some time down at 7th Street Entry for an exclusive interview and performance with London-based quartet, The Veils. Finn (vocals/guitar), Sophia (bass), Dan (guitar), and Raife (drums) spent some time with us discussing tidbits about their tour, music, and life in the band.

The Veils play an unreal show that rips at the seams with honesty, energy, and guts. Boundless from all musical parameters, Finn’s voice is like something ancient, old and powerful breathing life into each lyric of their music. The band played a solid set with a good balance of mellow and rockin’. The enthusiasm amid their live performance is something that could never quite be captured on an album. Between Raife’s intensity and Finn’s full-body guitar solos, The Veils are an unforgettable act, filled to the brim with talent and potential.

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p.s. We now have a Flickr! Check out some behind the scenes photographs…

— Haley Rheinhart & Rachel Summers —

Kristoff Krane-Skyway Sessions

We recently had the pleasure of working with the very talented Chris Keller, aka Kristoff Krane, for our first segment of Skyway Sessions. Mr. Keller is a multifaceted artist working in various groups, such as Abzorbr, Saturday Morning Soundtrack, and  Eyedea & Abilities. He strings lyrics and beats together the way an authentic composer orchestrates an overture. Creating unique pieces, Krane is on his way to becoming the next big thing in the ever-expanding Twin Cities music scene. You can expect a lot from Kristoff Krane this year. Not only will he be featured at Soundset 2009, he is also releasing two EPs, Picking Flowers Next to Roadkill (which he is considering turning into an full-length) and EP 3 with Abzorbr (available May 23 on iTunes).

Kristoff Krane’s most recent album This Will Work For Now was released last September and is available on iTunes and through his Myspace.

— Haley Rheinhart & Rachel Summers —