Crawford Benefit Show at Ed’s (no name) Bar

Crawford Benefit Show at Ed’s (no name) Bar

Sunday, July 5, there will be a benefit for Melissa and Daniel Crawford at Ed’s (no name) Bar (252 E. 3rd St. Winona, MN).  The benefit will feature a silent auction, bean bag tournament, food, drinks and a day full of music.  The benefit starts at 2:00pm, and the suggested donation is $10.00.  There will […]

Local Taps and Jams at the Wenonah Brewing Co

Local Taps and Jams at the Wenonah Brewing Co

The Wenonah Brewing Company is celebrating their third year of establishment in the Winona valley this summer.  Year three will come with a few changes, including the start of their Local Taps and Jams. Local artists are playing every Friday night from 6-8 pm, accompanied with on-site locally made beer. As a bonus The Woodshed, […]

Brother Gruesome to stop at Ed’s on their biggest tour yet!

Brother Gruesome to stop at Ed’s on their biggest tour yet!

Brother Gruesome is a noisy two-piece hailing from the middle of nowhere aka Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have been playing their brand of “Grunge” for the past 10 years with 2 full albums and a couple EP’s underneath their belts. They seem to tour every 6 months or so working hard on expanding their audience. […]

Jaybone Bell & Restless Light drop self-titled album at Ed’s

Jaybone Bell & Restless Light drop self-titled album at Ed’s

Jaybone Bell & Restless Light is maybe a very appropriately titled group. Because while they play in the realm of Americana and folky bluegrass, they have a striking urgency and restlessness to their tunes that often seems absent where many of their traditional folk contemporaries are concerned. At the core of the group is Jason […]

Breakaway: the punk in the machine

Breakaway: the punk in the machine

Breakaway is one man with one mic and many layers spread on top an electronic landscape of both minimalistic construction and complex interplay that compliment each other in very interesting ways. Building up structures and then breaking them down, Joe Kujawa pulls you into his world and then buries you underneath a blanket sown together […]

BUHU: A Couple Drinks and You Can Make Us Do Anything

BUHU: A Couple Drinks and You Can Make Us Do Anything

Brilliantly constructed electro-pop hits make up the masts of the BUHU ship with textured vocals and undefeatable  DIY ethics filling up their sails.  Red Fox Grey Fox join them, fitting the theme with strongly written songs bearing electronic tinges underlain by strong musicianship and lofty vocals.  RFGF are known in the area for crack songwriting […]

The MWMF 2015 Artist Sampler

The MWMF 2015 Artist Sampler

It’s that time of the year again when you expect The Noisy Neighbor and Mid West Music Fest to bring you another installment of the MWMF artist sampler. Well, your presumption has paid off because here it is. You will find many bands playing the 6th annual Mid West Music Fest taking place April 23-25th […]

The Wide Awakes: Let Freedom String

The Wide Awakes: Let Freedom String

As the traditional Second Winter lingers on, you can rest easy knowing that Winona’s newest regiment of seasoned musicians will marshal in a proper Spring this week with sunshine and warmer temperatures among their ranks.  The bluegrass super group, The Wide Awakes, break on to the scene this week with their inaugural show at Ed’s […]

The Weathered Heads: Sinners, Saints & Schydes

The Weathered Heads: Sinners, Saints & Schydes

How many college-aged dudes does it take to plug in a light bulb? Well, I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know it takes roughly six in the case of The Weathered Heads to plug into the ideal jam pop outfit. They offer a seamless blend of unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, […]

Rat Pit returns to Winona with New Album

Rat Pit returns to Winona with New Album

The St. Paul psych-rock foursome Rat Pit returns once again to Winona to delight us with their quirky slacker pop jangle, infectious hooks, and vocal trifecta. Originally formed in July of 2012, Rat Pit has lent their energetic grooves to stages like First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry, The Turf Club, The Fine Line, and even […]