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Friday Five: Greg Grease, Cloud Cult, Regal Treats, and more

Joey Ryan (second from left) and Farewell Milwaukee forge a new partnership in advance of their show together next week.


I will not let this snow ruin my mood. I will not let this snow ruin my mood. I will not let this snow ruin my mood.

If we say it enough times, it just might work. If not, we can always turn to music—there are plenty of shows happening in town this weekend, and these videos should help to lighten the spirits as well.

Slip your headphones on and let the Friday Five carry you away…


Cloud Cult

MN Original takes us to Architectural Antiques in Northeast Minneapolis in this City of Music-style video shoot with Cloud Cult. The space offers gorgeous visuals to accompany this sparser, more lyric-driven track from the band’s new Love.

Greg Grease

Still riding high on the momentum of his excellent Cornbread, Pearl and G, Greg Grease sent over a new video directed by Mychal Fisher for his track “C.R.E.A.M. Dreams” and a bit of good news: He’ll release more music (and issue his first vinyl) on May 26,  just in time for Soundset. The Black King Cole EP will be out on Sound Verite Records, and we should have a preview of that record soon.

Regal Treats

This new group (which comprises members of Teenage Moods and Kitten Forever) is celebrating the release of their debut record, Gimme, tonight at the Hexagon Bar, and you can stream the whole thing on their Bandcamp page. A limited number of copies will be available on cassette via Cat People Records.

Joey Ryan covers Farewell Milwaukee

In anticipation of next week’s Joey Ryan and the Inks EP-release show with Farewell Milwaukee, the frontmen of the two bands decided to cover each other’s songs and upload them to YouTube. In this video, Joey Ryan (and his dog) cover Farewell Milwaukee’s “Ain’t No Rules.”

Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee covers Joey Ryan

And Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee returns the favor by covering Joey Ryan’s “Who Shot the Arrow.” Both covers do the original songs justice, but the real question is: Which dude can pull of the harmonica holster better?