VAN STEE Going Under the Microscope During Nomad Residency

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VAN STEE | Nomad World Pub | Thursdays in December
Indie-rock quintet VAN STEE have continuously redefined their sound since last year's debut, We Are, weaving in traces of pop and shoegaze rock into their aesthetic. But that doesn't mean the transformation is complete. The group still feel they haven't settled on want they want to be yet.

This month, VAN STEE will push their musical boundaries further with a residency at the Nomad World Pub along with some musician friends. In his hilarious fashion, lead singer Charlie Van Stee shares what the band has been up to and what is on the horizon for the group.
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Reina del Cid & the Cidizens wrap up Amsterdam residency

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Reina del Cid & the Cidizens | Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Monday, September 8
What a difference a year and nine months can make. In that time, Reina del Cid and her band the Cidizens took over the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul on Monday nights and earned themselves a career. Tonight, the band will end their residency, which has taken their musical journey from bluegrass indie rock to evolve and integrate new experiments by trying new things with their sound.

Gimme Noise caught up with lead singer Reina before the band hits the stage for the last Monday night to find out what she has learned after playing 88+ shows during their residency.
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Reina del Cid announces residency at Amsterdam Bar & Hall

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To be able to translate a name from something that people hear to something that they know is a tough transition for a lot of artists these days. Reina del Cid & the Cidizens run into that a lot. The young artist has been playing around town for a bit now, working hard and making a name for herself. Beginning January 21, Reina & the Cidizens will be taking over the Amsterdam for their Monday night residency.

Gimme Noise spoke to Reina about her plan for their Mondays in St. Paul and how it all came together.

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