Countdown at the Castle: Porcupine & Apollo Music Group

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31st Dec, 2018
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Castle
$30 – $600 / Per Person
Organized by Threshold Arts

Countdown at the Castle: Porcupine & Apollo Music Group


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Ring in the New Year at the Castle! Minneapolis band Porcupine will make their Rochester debut along with Live DJs from Rochester’s Apollo Music Group. Live music and interactive art performances in Castle Community’s brand new state-of-the-art venue will make for a New Year’s eve party like no other!

Your ticket includes live entertainment, performance art happenings, bar snacks from Cameo at the Castle, and a champagne (or the Champagne of Beers) toast at midnight!

Castle Community in Rochester MN

December 31st – 21+
Castle Community

Doors Open & Live DJ : 8:00PM
Porcupine: 9:30PM
Live DJ: 10:45PM
Countdown with Porcupine & DJ: 11:45PM
Champagne Toast: 12:00AM
General Admission
Tickets: $50 at the Door  |  $40 Advance (plus tax & processing)  |  $30 Earlybird (plus tax & processing)
VIP reserved table for 8
(does not include bottle service): $350(plus tax & processing)



Porcupine to Play in Rochester, MN

Porcupine was born in 2006 in La Crosse, Wis., where singer/guitarist Casey Virock had previously launched another indie rock trio, Space Bike. Now based in Minneapolis, the band has evolved to full maturity, a potent force propelled by drummer Ian Prince and the most recent addition to the band, bassist Greg Norton (formerly of Hüsker Dü). In naming the band, Virock saluted one of his favorite bands, Echo and the Bunnymen, and his songcraft and musical sensibilities swirl the Bunnymen and other New Wavers along with 1960s British psychedelica purveyors (especially Syd Barrett) and 1970s classic rockers. The result is muscular and edgy, infused with melodicism and angular guitar work that puts the band in a class with Queens of the Stone Age and Swervedriver.

The band has released two full-length albums (2009’s “The Trouble With You” and 2012’s “The Sensation of Being Somebody”) along with multiple singles and two EPs, the most recent (“Carrier Wave”) recorded with the iconic Steve Albini. Virock’s songs have been heard in television shows including “The Real World,” “Best Ink,” and “The Challenge,” and the band has opened for the Meat Puppets, Mission of Burma, Shiner and The Life and Times. As absorbing and compelling as Porcupine’s recordings are, they are a must-see live band, with Virock, Norton and Prince distilling the songs to their 100-proof essence.

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December 31, 2018
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
$30 – $600
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The Castle
121 North Broadway Ave
Rochester,MN55906United States
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(507) 218-7214

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