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Sleep Study with special guest Ryan Traster (Rock & Roll) $8
Wednesday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sleep Study 3rd Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!
June 20th with Ryan Traster
July 18th with Val Son
August 15th with Adam Levy & The Coming Collapse
Assembled in 2011, Minneapolis rock trio Sleep Study has lived up to high expectations set by their dedicat- ed followers and the media. “Coupled with strong chemistry within the band and an updated ‘70s aesthetic as heard on their first single ‘Flower Girl,’ the group has been making waves since their formation.” (NPR – 89.3 The Current). The band has tackled the near impossible task of being relevant while nodding to heroes of rock’s past.
After signing with boutique NY label Simon Recordings, their debut album Nothing Can Destroy was officially released August 2012 and has earned glowing reviews all over the United States.
The band’s formula is a natural cooperative of strengths from all members, combining Ryan Paul Plewacki’s (vocals/guitar) brand of Brit flavored rock with Justin Hartke’s (vocals/bass) Seattle upbringing. The calculated drumming of Woody Stulberg solidifies their retro sound. Each individual has a rich history in the Minneapolis and national music world. Collectively, the members of Sleep Study have shared stages and played on re- cordings with Al Kooper, Kid Dakota, The Honeydogs, Minor Kingdom, and more.
Always looking forward, the band has steadily expanded their net, garnering respect and turning heads wherever they land, including a repeat trips to SXSW and CMJ, two national tours, a debut appearance at Milwaukee’s famed Summerfest and many opening sets for national acts stopping through the Twin Cities.
Sleep Study’s unapologetic dedication to their modern take on a 70’s pop sound has earned them continued press from news outlets in their home state and beyond. Their single “Flower Girl”
(video: http://youtu.be/29oW0XlZ0Ig) was nominated for an Independent Music Award and the band was recently named by Paste Magazine as one of “12 Minnesota Bands You Should Listen to Now”.
Never stopping to pause, Sleep Study is in the studio recording their follow-up record. The band’s newest single “Peace and Letting Go” offers fans a preview of the tight ensemble that has coalesced over the past year – and a tasty peak at the rock direction to expect from the band’s forthcoming release.
In 2010, songwriter Ryan Traster took to the road as a solo artist. He hasn’t stopped moving since. Whether it be from one coast to another, or from one musical style to another, Ryan’s multiple releases and nomadic lifestyle reflect his unwavering stand against being confined to one place or musical genre. This is not an easy road, and each of his releases, which range in style from indie to garage to folk to power-pop, has come at a steep price. Whether it be sleepless nights in a cold van or working odd jobs to pay for studio time, Ryan does what’s necessary to realize his artistic vision on his terms. And the hard work is paying off. Ryan and his music have been featured on American Songwriter, Death and Taxes, Daytrotter, iTunes “New & Noteworthy”, MPR, City Pages and more, in addition to receiving national radio play and placement in several popular television shows. Six years of hard living later, Ryan Traster is only getting stronger, releasing a highly anticipated new EP produced by Ed Ackerson (Joseph Arthur, Jayhawks, Polara) on 9/30 via Dead Letter Records/The Orchard.
8pm Ryan Traster
9pm Sleep Study