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‘If it’s good, it’s good’: Bailey ’26’ Cogan and 26 BATS! let loose and defy genres

Listening to the music of Bailey “26” Cogan — songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the Minneapolis-based group 26 BATS! — is not a passive experience. While listening to the band’s latest album, Onyx, on the Green Line recently, the sharp rays of sun bouncing off windowed office buildings and fresh puddles mirrored the album’s […]

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26 BATS! debut glorious ‘Onyx’ at Icehouse

“I like to celebrate [the 26th] every month, because I like to celebrate things,” Bailey “26” Cogan said from under a red cowboy hat at Icehouse last night. Yet this fifth-from-last day of Dec. 2018 was no ordinary 26th. Last night, 26 BATS! performed the final show of the Kremblems’ collective residency and dropped their […]

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Friday Five: Velvet Negroni, 26 BATS!, and more new Minnesota music videos

Velvet Negroni, “Spiceworld” Jeremy Nutzman, aka Velvet Negroni, goes rollerskating in this crisp, black-and-white video. “Spiceworld” belongs to Velvet Negroni’s Dadaist debut, TCOD, available via Totally Gross National Product. 26 BATS!, “Edge of Life” University of Minnesota alum Lisa Persson took on video production, direction, and make-up for this 26 BATS! video, one of the band’s […]

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Friday Five: 26 BATS!, Ced Linus, and more new Minnesota music videos

Ced Linus, “Skyline (feat. Jennie Lawless)” Cute kids (aka Ced Linus’s nephews), bright horns, and a hook featuring Jennie Lawless of Warehouse Eyes: this Summer Sessions track from rapper Ced Linus is a breath of fresh air. 26 BATS!, “Teriyaki Sundress” 26 BATS! share more danceable and complex music with their “Teriyaki Sundress,” a burst of sound and […]

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