2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Wednesday, March 16
12:00AM - 12:40AM

Tap Room at The Market
319 Colorado St


When rock bands break up, the last straw is always the same. Love, drugs, busses, airports, euphemistic “creative differences.” Clashing egos. It’s dull, it’s repetitious. The difference is what holds them together, be it for long, fruitful careers or for brief flashes of brilliance. Minneapolis-based Carroll, one of the most colorful, carefully honed acts in indie rock, are many things: young, vibrant, contemplative. But perhaps most interestingly, they’re a case study in how four distinct creative voices can coalesce into one balanced, relentlessly engaging sound.

The mechanics were simple enough: Near the end of 2011, Brian Hurlow’s demos (think melancholic, synth-based pop) caught the ear of his college classmate, Charlie Rudoy. The latter was a drummer who could bring to the songs a live, artful element. The pair quickly moved in together on St. Paul’s Carroll Avenue, tucked neatly in between Summit Hill and the Mi...

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