Culture: Joey Ryan & the Inks

Hailing from Minneapolis, Joey Ryan & The Inks have taken the sunny sound of your parent's west coast pop and meshed it together with their midwest roots to create a unique sound "like Surfer Girl having ventured to a place where the buffalo roam" that has quickly earned them a reputation as one of the up-and-coming favorites in the Twin Cities' music scene.

Joey Ryan & The Inks have shared the stage with local and national artists alike throughout the midwest in venues large and small and have been recognized in the Twin Cities as a finalist for Best New Band in March of 2010 (Vita.MN) and a semi-finalist in the Best Twin Cities Band Showdown in July 2010 (TC Metromix). The quintet's second full length album, Dennis Lane, was released last July, and is on sale everywhere that's awesome.

In addition to rocking your socks via headphones, your car stereo, or your off-key humming in the shower, they will also be providing good tunes for the Get in if You Want to Live launch party on October 15th at Honey in Northeast Minneapolis.

Track 1: Tell Him Soon


Track 2: Jester In the Wind


Track 3: Blind Goat


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