Electronic Press Kit


Mike Buenting
Old School Booking and Management 


    Reviews of "Hey Muse!"


    Press about The Suburbs


    The Suburbs video for "Hey Muse!"

     The Suburbs video for "Je Suis Strange"


    The Suburbs video for "Lost You On The Dance Floor"


    The Suburbs Band

    PHOTO: Jay Smiley, 2015 


     PHOTO: Brian Grenz, 2017 First Avenue (February)


     PHOTO: 2017


    PHOTO: Andrew Dobin, 2017 First Avenue ("Hey Muse!" Record Release & 40th Anniversary Show)


    PHOTO: Jimmy Steinfeldt, 2018 Whisky A Go Go (September)


    PHOTO: Jimmy Steinfeldt, 2018 Whisky A Go Go (September)


    Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since the ‘Mpls Sound’ heyday.

    Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound”; a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like The Suicide Commandos, Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du.    

    Led now by original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling, original drummer Hugo Klaers, and longtime saxophonists Max Ray (also of The Wallets), they are augmented by a supergroup of newcomers: Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer on backup vocals, Rochelle Becker on Bari Sax and Stephen Kung on horns and keys.

    With dance-club hits like “Waiting” and ”Music for Boys" and radio hits like ”Life Is Like”, “Rattle My Bones”, and the recent Marriage Equality Anthem, "Love Is The Law”, The Suburbs could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. But the music and accolades keep on coming. Their last single "Turn The Radio On" was voted "Song Of The Year" by a poll of local music critics in the Mpls Star Tribune in 2013, and their brand new album “Hey Muse!” is already gathering what can only be described as a worthy buzz. 

    The Suburbs continue to entertain at the highest level and remain one of the most creative and vital bands out there today, honoring their past and blazing into the future. As The New Yorker magazine said about their latest ; “the ensemble maintains its quirky spunk and funky pop energy”, and we are proud that the music critic Chris Remenschneider tweeted after their last 1st Avenue show: “I didn't get to see The Suburbs back in the day, but I see a lot of bands today & would rate em very high among em.”


    Read more about The Suburbs in the following books:

    1. Heyday, Daniel Corrigan and Danny Sigelman, find it here.

    2. Complicated Fun, Cyn Collins, find it here 

    Learn more about Chan Poling.

    The Suburbs FunRaiser was planned and executed by the strategic digital marketing consultancy Radford Henderson.



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