Breakaway Builds Emphatic Electronic Sound with “Postcarious”

Breakaway Builds Emphatic Electronic Sound with “Postcarious”

From start to finish, Postcarious feels like an album Breakaway created with both feet firmly planted in an electronic sound. With only minimal and atmospheric use of guitar, Breakaway puts his trademark operatic vocal experimentation, impressive falsetto, and infectious intensity to use over a digital landscape rife with detail and sonic stimulation. Layered vocals and aggressive beats […]

The Ultrasounds Champion Pixie-Goth Sludge Rock on “Lost My Mind” EP

The Ultrasounds Champion Pixie-Goth Sludge Rock on “Lost My Mind” EP

The Ultrasounds’ Lost My Mind EP is a solid debut recording that leans heavy on deft distorted guitar work — just like their raucous live performances. The EP is a polished snapshot of this co-ed quartet’s ’90s rock-influenced sound. And while the guitars are indeed prominent, the mix shifts from song to song, and Megan Hanson’s bittersweet vocals […]

Polish Pays Off Big on Debut EP from Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set

Polish Pays Off Big on Debut EP from Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set

The new self-titled EP from Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set is a sophisticated and impressive debut. It boasts both high production value and well crafted songs, and for good reason. The songs and their arrangements benefited from the luxury of developing organically at Jake’s weekly residency at the friendly Ed’s (no name) Bar in Winona. […]

Mother’s Day gifts Featuring Local Etsy Sellers

Mother’s Day gifts Featuring Local Etsy Sellers

  Winona is home to many creative folks who sell their wares at local markets and events.  These same folks reach people all over the world via Etsy.com,  a popular online marketplace that specializes in vintage and handmade goods. Etsy’s search function can be used to find sellers in a specific area and a quick […]

The Beehive Design Collective at Some Sum Studio

The Beehive Design Collective at Some Sum Studio

A must-see event in Winona tonight!  The Beehive Design Collective, an all-volunteer swarm of educators, artists, and activists based in Machias, Maine, travel to collect true stories from communities resisting resource colonialism across our hemisphere.  Then they weave the stories into “portable murals”, large-format posters that explain how we can preserve and protect our lands […]

Noah Glenn

Noah Glenn

Noah Short, Gallery Manager for Some Sum Studios talks with Emma Walesh (right) and Brianna Haupt (left) about the current showing at the studio. Brianna, a local artist who’s work has been displayed in the studio before said, “The Down Town Art Party is a great way to come see artist work and to support […]

Chicago indie group Animal City to play Some Sum Studio

Chicago indie group Animal City to play Some Sum Studio

Animal City‘s sophomore LP, “See You In the Funny Pages,” is brimming with noisy indie-pop songs that provide catchy hooks, sarcastic lyrics, and spastic charm. They’re playing Thursday, May 8th at Some Sum Studio in downtown Winona at 168 E. 3rd St.   { and now for the interview part with Animal City }   […]