Join The Premiums as they celebrate the release of their first and only 7″ record, “Candy” b/w “Work.” The Minneapolis powerhouse dance funk band has enlisted the help of Hot.Black.Funky. and record selector Jonathan Kramer to ring in the occasion on Record Store Day 2014. Harriet Brewing Company will host the Saturday, April 19 event.
Jonathan Kramer of Grolar Bears (DJ Set): 6:30pm
Hot Black Funky: 8:00pm
The Premiums: 9:30pm
Food Truck: Mid Nord Empanada
$5 cover after 6pm
Since the fall of 2009, the four funky lads in The Premiums have been making music to dance to all around the Midwest. Vocalist Caleb Nordhaugen, guitarist Kevin Israel, and drummer Brett Miller solidified their music-making goals when they joined bassist Alex Hamberger in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011. A music editor for City Pages noted in 2013, “The Premiums bring a truly funky sound that gets people on their feet and dancing, mixing high energy rhythms from Jamaica to Motown.” So far, the band has written, recorded, and released a 7-track self-titled EP, and is in the advent of a special limited edition 7″ release, which is in motion to be ready for Record Store Day 2014. With a mission to stay funky, The Premiums hope to see you spring into action and move your body, no matter how cold the Minnesota winter may get.
Hot Black Funky:
Hot.Black.Funky. started as a party band for a special private event in August 2013. The first performance was so well received the band decided to continue performing together and writing original music. The combined experience and talent of the band is evident by their eclectic song selections and suave musical stylings. Hot.Black.Funky. is the perfect balance of musical technicality and electrifying stage performance.