Music: Banner Pilot with The Dopamines

From Minneapolis' Punk division comes Banner Pilot, a quartet of almost psychopathically busy musicians who started off as Rivethead in the late 1990s, broke up and then morphed (or maybe vice versa) into their current status five years ago. Guitarist an

Whether it’s the Arctic winter temperatures and the resultant hibernation into creative mode or there’s just something extra in all of their 10,000 lakes, clearly Minneapolis has an interesting, diverse and pervasive music scene. From the city’s Punk division comes Banner Pilot, a quartet of almost psychopathically busy musicians who started off as Rivethead in the late 1990s, broke up and then morphed (or maybe vice versa) into their current status five years ago.

After a self-released EP and a well-received debut for Go-Kart, 2008’s Resignation Day, the band piqued the interest of Fat Mike which led to a contract with Fat Wreck Chords and its sophomore album, 2009’s much loved Collapser. Original guitarist/frontman Mike Johnson returned to school in the midst of recording and was replaced by Corey Ayd.

Guitarist and founder Nate Gangelhoff has jokingly self-described the band’s sound as a knife fight between Jawbreaker, The Lawrence Arms and Alkaline Trio, with Jawbreaker just barely winning.

Banner Pilot plays the Southgate House Friday with The Dopamines, Vacation, Mixtapes and New Creases. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice recommendation and to get ticket/club details.

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