Featuring a captivating list of the rowdiest, mightiest noise-rock bands in the land. Caterwaul careens into its second hotly anticipated year.
“It pretty much has to be a labor of love, because there’s certainly no financial reward to it at all” – explains one of the founders of Caterwaul. Distinctly DIY and powered by sheer enthusiasm and desire to build community.
A joint allied operation between Learning Curve Records (record label) and Seismic Wave Entertainment (Record label and the Protonic Reversal podcast), Rainer Fronz and Conan Neutron, brought in the amazingly talented Melanie Thomas to help with 2022’s triumphant 4-day live event. It has only grown in 2023. The band names might not all be immediately familiar, but the sense of community and the uncompromising creativity is unmistakable. Caterwaul is here and is staking a claim for the bold, weird and uncompromising.
These three people of the The Caterwaul Society have created an eclectic festival with strong ethics based on community – involving bands they already had relationships with, as well as new likeminded artists from the US and beyond. “Most of the bands we have booked for Caterwaul are either directly or indirectly involved thru Learning Curve, or at least can be followed down part of the family tree from either Conan or I”, points out Rainer. “It is a physical manifestation of a devoted online community.” adds Conan
Describing Minneapolis as “a great town for eccentric noisy music”, the musical landscape in the city is unique from Chicago, Texas or either coast. There is a rich history ranging from Prince to Hüsker Dü, Amphetamine Reptile Records and Twin Tone that has organically developed over the years. Caterwaul is a worthy standard bearer of that tradition. But Is it Noise-rock?
Conan says: “You can refer to it as that, but I think there is enough variety on the bills to not limit it to one genre alone. It is noisy and it will rock. Count on it. That’s a Caterwaul guarantee!”
Supported by Learning Curve Records/Seismic Wave Entertainment and the Caterwaul Society, the annual event will take place May 26-29, at Minneapolis’ Mortimer’s(May,26) and Palmer’s(May27-30).The four-day tickets are available now here. With Single day passes available at a later time.
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Schedule Of Caterwaul 2023:
Friday, May 26th, 2023 – at Mortimer’s
Saturday, May 27th, 2023 – at Palmer’s
Hands Up Who Wants to Die
Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy
Burned or Buried
Sunday, May, 28th, 2023 – at Palmer’s
Rid of Me
A Deer A Horse
The Art Gray Noizz Quintet
Monday, May 29th, 2023 – at Palmer’s
Primitive Broadcast Service
Something is Waiting
Gay Witch Abortion