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On June 23 Apollo Cobra  will release Mother Land. 
Solid trance grooves mixed with elements of MGMT, M83, Kraftwerk, and Jean- Michael Jarre - Mother Land is destined to be the rave blow out of the summer.

RSVP to the CD release concert HERE

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The Melismatics are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their first album, Postmodern Rock, with a worldwide reissue on the band's own label, The Flight Simulator Recording Co.  
Postmodern Rock Deluxe Edition, released May 1st, features several bonus tracks including the new single "Missing Years."

This reissue was remastered by Ryan Smith with a new re-imagined track order, and also includes several previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions.

50% of all digital sales of this album will be donated to Twin Cities music nonprofit Rock the Cause. The Melismatics will also donate $1 from every physical CD sale to this charitable organization they have worked with many times over the last several years. Read More Here...

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Download "Missing Years" for FREE here!


Rock the Cause turns 5 this summer. We are seeing our vision of becoming one the nations most innovative and respected music non-profits become a reality. Over the past 5 years we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for nonprofits while introducing our community to causes they can give there time to. We have partnered with local, regional, and national music artists to help them find ways to make a difference through music. 

Yeah, we could throw a big concert for ourselves. We decided instead to celebrate 5 Loud Years doing what we do best - building communities and rocking causes. So we have joined forces with The Rivers Edge Music Festival, SoundTown Music and Camping Festival   and "The Great Minnesota Get Together" with a very special Minnesota State Fair  stage with our friends at Cities 97! 

We will be out all summer long engaging, empowering, educating and inspiring others to get involved in their communities!  We kick it all off this weekend at the concert events below. Thank you Rock the Cause Community! 

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Platinum-Selling Producer and Songwriter Kevin Bowe + The Okemah Prophets to Release Natchez  Trace - Release Concert Benefits Rock the Cause! 
Paul Westerberg, Scarlet Rivera, members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, and more contribute to the album.
On June 8, 2012, Kevin Bowe and his band The Okemah Prophets, featuring Peter Anderson (The Honeydogs) and Steve Price (ELNo), will release Natchez Trace--his first full-length album of original material in over a decade. Natchez Trace is a sweeping panorama of Tom Petty-style hooks on tracks like "Haven't You Heard," along with some very inspired ballads. Bowe and Paul Westerberg (The Replacements) collaborated to write "Everybody Lies," one of many great musical moments on the record. Also included are a blistering cover of John Lennon's "I Found Out" alongside a hippie-riffic take on Spirit's "Nature's Way".

Natchez Trace will be set free on June 8, 2012 at a double-header CD release show at the legendary Varsity Theater with soul songstress Alison Scott, who will be releasing her new CD the same night. An ensemble of some of the region's finest musicians will be in the supporting line-up, including Johnny Solomon and Molly Moore of Communist Daughter, Desdamona, Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee, The Laurel String Quartet, Elisa Wright of Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, and folk singer/songwriter Ellis. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Twin Cities music nonprofit Rock the Cause ( Read more...


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Alison Scott Releases Hiding Under the Covers Vol. 2 

Scott's new EP delivers the songs of Tom Waits, Radiohead, and Elliot Smith with southern soul and muddy grit!
Alison Scott will release Hiding Under the Covers Vol. 2 on June 8, 2012 with a concert at the legendary Varsity Theater in Saint Paul, MN. Covers Vol. 2 is a tour de force collection of songs by Tom Waits, Radiohead, Cat Stevens, Elliot Smith, and more served up in Scott's deeply soulful and unique vocal style.


Scott's previous efforts, like the well-received Chinese Whispers, have cemented her reputation as an artist that can pack night clubs and intimate theater settings all over the Midwest. This album is more proof positive that Scott's is a rare gift of raw, honest, and truly soulful vocals. Scott has sold over 10,000 records and continues to build fans all over the world. Read more here. 


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