Caydence punks the month of March

Photo By Kathleen Ambre

Last updated on March 4th, 2020 at 10:02 am

Every Friday this March, Caydence Records and Coffee is gathering together an expansive roster of punk bands. It’s an expansive lineup, from traveling groups Gumm (TN) and Prevention XXX (IL) to local bands BlurCurve, Die Ghost, and aptly named Rotten Hotdish.

For punk fans, it’s a chance to absorb all different styles, including horror punk, hardcore, Oi!, garage punk, and many others.  At the center of the residency is Buckaroux Banshees, who will be performing each Friday, all culminating with their EP release on March 27th.

(L-R) Ryan Blue, Gregg Schmitt, Mat Graske, Jim Murray

The month long celebration of punk fills a huge gap of music in Saint. Paul. It’s a chance to attend all-ages shows at an intimate venue, all while shopping for records and sipping coffee. The nights are packed with music, so expect tighter sets and quick changes between groups. Each evening is a smorgasbord of sneaky fun punk and deeper exposure into our local punk scene.

A few highlights of the residency include a special acoustic performance by Buckaroux Banshees on March 6th, along with their headlining set on March 27th. The 27th will also have Eureka Compass Vegan Food take over the record store, serving up food for the evening.

Buckaroux Banshees Residency

For Buckaroux Banshees, the celebration is for their first release in over two years, and is emblematic of the Caydence DIY spirit. Since Mat Graske and Gregg Schmitt co-own Caydence, keeping things local is important. They enlisted Twin City-ans Adam Schaberg with Drifter Music Group to mix and master the record, along with artist Seth Young to design the album artwork.

In preparing for the March of punk, Buckaroux Banshees are sharing their first track from the self-titled album, “Dormancy.” It’s a small taste of the large flavors ahead for the residency.

There are no advance tickets for these shows. Doors open at 6pm with music at 7pm, all for $8 each night.


Written by Smouse

Having spent 13 years recording and producing Minnesota artists, along with running a small record label, Smouse is a passionate advocate of musicians and artists in Minnesota.


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