Rockin' 101 is looking for new material
from bands for Minnesota Homegrown. You can also email Tim Ryan the
location of your CD quality mp3 file to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit you
ROCKIN' 101 MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN
Attn: Tim Ryan
PO Box 366
1010 2nd Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Minnesota has a TON of very talented bands. Every month Minnesota
Homegrown will highlight one of those local favorites. As music fans
who support the local music scene, simply vote for one of the five choices
in the right hand column. You can vote ONCE PER DAY.
The band who has the most votes during the month will kick off Minnesota
Homegrown for every show of that month. We'll also highlight the
band right here at Rockin101 - dot - com.
Top non-winning band will carry though to the next month's voting.
NOTE: Bands can only carry over one month.
Qualified band should have enough material for a month of airplay on
Minnesota Homegrown / or approximately three or more radio-friendly tracks
May 2, 2021
Dreams Aside "Heavy"
Cody Hyde "Hate Is Blind" feat. Seann Nicols
Unkle Daddy "Fatal Flaws"
Ultra-Mega "The Future Is Now"
( BREAK )
Throw The Fight "Paper Wings" (Acoustic)
Jeff Engholm "I Can't Look At You"
Going To The Sun "Closer Every Day"
True Villains "Dig Your Grave"
Fuzzrd "Viral Connection" feat. Mark Slaughter
( BREAK )
City of the Weak "Without Me" (Halsey Cover)
King Brown "Hit The Bricks"
Hotel Caviar "Mallory"
Lake Avenue "Like I Used To"
MAY 2021 BAND OF THE MONTH
Every person dreams of what they want in the limited time we have in life.
But for many, those dreams are never pursued. For others, they trade those
dreams for a life that is more tame. Is this truly the world that we wish
The music of Dreams Aside is a mix of metalcore rhythms and soaring lead
guitars, which will make you bang your head while admiring the work being
done on the fretboard. The band is the brainchild of guitarist Marc Hall.
It started out as a solo project but Marc dreamt of playing the music of
Dreams Aside onstage, which would require a full lineup. Marc now shares
songwriting duties with fellow guitarist Justin Crandall, with the rhythm
section consisting of drummer Brady Outcelt and Mike Egan on bass guitar.
Marc and Brady played in the band Cimmerian with Justin and are in the
band Smiling Politely with Mike. These familiarities help form the strong
bond heard in the music of Dreams Aside, as the members have been working
with each other for years.
While the band did not initially have a full time vocalist, they did not
want to wait to share their music with the world. This led to
collaborations with guest vocalists Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) and
Bjorn Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra). Dreams Aside then
worked with Jerry Achu (aEstyria, Daybreak Medusa) - who would go on to
become the band’s vocalist - on their songs “The Afterthought” and
“Defending Silence”. In December 2020, Dreams Aside completed their lineup
and continue to write and release new music.
We are Dreams Aside. Never to be tamed. Dream with us