Join us for JAGAJA's Minnesota debut with Wingman and Harvey Benson at Summer - Winter - Studios!
JAGAJA (Omaha, NE)
Wingman (Minneapolis, MN)
Harvey Benson (Minneapolis, MN)
Doors at 9:00pm, Show at 10:00pm
Summer - Winter - Studios
$10 // 21 + // FREE BOOZE
(You can also buy tickets with cash or card at the door!)
JAGAJA (jăg-guh-jaw) is the musical co-op of twin brothers Gabriel (bass) and Graham Burkum (guitar). The frontmen split lead vocals and harmonies, creating a sound that is best described as hypnotic yet aggressive, sometimes anthemic, psych-pop punctuated with ruminating, day-dreamy riffs.
The Burkum twins define JAGAJA with a balance between sun-drenched reverie and true earthly aggression. The act is anchored firmly by the two brothers, and realized with support by a variety of musicians.
JAGAJA’s self-titled album was released in June 2016 to positive acclaim from Argentina to Japan, as well as College Radio across the US. ( www.jagajamusic.com )
Wingman is an alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Through their numerous experiences contributing to rhythm sections, members Con Davison (vocals, guitar, drums) and Dan Stewart (vocals, bass) were seemingly doom-spiraling toward one another; Davison having moved from Texas to Minneapolis after a boredom in the pursuit of a musical career, and Stewart having experienced much the same in his hometown.
From the spark of a few unfinished demos and a desire to take the reins of a sound that was totally their own, the duo began writing songs in 2015 that would later become Wingman’s debut record, HONCHO.
Despite having only existed as Wingman for a short time, their debut record is “poised to rival the best releases in 2016, both locally and nationally,” and has received praise from the likes of Crack in The Road, Indie Shuffle and others.
Wingman’s HONCHO is a record full of dichotomy; it is both pop sensible and melancholy, driving and laid back. The songs detail the necessity of success and failure through fuzzy guitars and clean melodies, keeping the form simple and the themes complex.
HONCHO was released on June 10th, 2016
Alex and Phillip Hicks met Levi Stugelmeyer as children in southwest Minnesota. Their separate musical paths all convened in Nashville, but it wasn't their scene, so they ended up back in Minnesota as quickly as they'd left. Minneapolis welcomed them home with a grueling winter. Broke and cold, they started writing songs. Motivated by familiar sounds of the Jayhawks, Wilco, Nirvana and Kent, but finding a musical direction all their own, the trio started playing shows as CHARN. They quickly developed a tight, aggressive live show, but it wasn't until they added guitarist Steve Bosmans that they had their sound. Soon after, they released their debut album "These Sins of Mine" in August 2008.
Recorded in Omaha, NE with producer Jason Burkum, "These Sins of Mine" was done quickly, and captures the raw urgency of a band brimming with new songs and ideas. Heavy lyrics, chiming guitars and a driving rhythm section push these songs. The album swings from blistering rockers like "Satellites" and "A Love That's True" to slow-burning ballads "Do You Believe?" and "Wake Up Dear" to midwestern jangle in "Happier Than Me" and "Holding Hands" naturally. Each song is a story tied to the next, with no fillers and no fallbacks.
While the band has been developing a large following in the Twin Cities since their album debut, they've gained national attention recently through a series of song placements on the hit MTV show "Jersey Shore," as well as an international advert for "House M.D." The band is currently finishing songs for their next album while taking in the continued success of "These Sins of Mine."