My Town My Music’s Local Artist Spotlight
Our next Spotlight features Mike Terrill, bassist of local indie grunge punk trio Second Story. I met Mike at a Minnesota Music Coalition meeting just a few months ago, and I was struck by his open, friendly energy. I had mentioned that we were starting a music promotion business, and he immediately offered his assistance, should we ever need it. So, naturally, I thought of his band right away when considering artists for our local artist feature.
During high school and college, music became a primary outlet for Mike. He spent hours learning to write and record, which kept him away from the rabble and helped him forge some lifelong friendships. While watching live music documentaries, he was fascinated by the way his favorite bands could energize and influence an audience. He knew it was something he wanted to do, too.
These days, Second Story have been busy performing around town. They went animalistic at Elysium III – The Zoo, and most recently opened for Caroline Smith at Forager Brewing. Recording is also in the works—the band will be heading back to the studio to lay down a handful of songs that they have written. Also newly released from Second Story is a video for their current single “Long Story Short”, filmed in one take right here in downtown Rochester. It’s up on their Facebook page, and the song is available as a name-your-price download on their website: www.secondstorymn.com.
Calling all musicians!
My Town My Music is hosting a friendly competition for local music performers. We’re looking for artists of all kinds. This competition is intended to showcase all the talent Rochester’s music scene has to offer. The community narrows the performers to five acts with an online vote, and the top five will perform live on September 9th!
Think you have what it takes to win the Local Music Showdown?