It’s The Golden Age For Minnesota Music Blogging
This truly is the Golden Age of Minnesota Music Blogging. Four out of four Minnesota music bloggers agree on that fact. The evidence is staggering. For instance, in the space of just three days, two Minnesota Music Blogs were linked to by major national publications. And if that doesn’t phase you, just google the words “Minnesota Music Blog” and prepare to have your mind fucking blown.
“It really hit me the other day as I was doing an internet search,” says Minnesota Music blogger Jon Behm. “I couldn’t google a local band—not even Slapping Purses—without stumbling over one Minnesota Music Blog or another.” Minnesota Music Blogs, it would appear, are everywhere.
And whom do we have to thank for this Minnesota Music blog renaissance? When we surveyed several people who in no way have a vested interest in supporting the website Reviler.org, the result was clear: Reviler.org has truly become the driving force that has ushered in this cornucopia of profound, local music writing. Music supporter Jon Behm had this to say: “Just twenty years ago it was really hard to find Minnesota Music blogs. That’s no longer the case. Naturally, we have reviler.org to thank.”
The Reviler.org “Age of Aquarius” started just two and a half short years ago when three brilliant, dashingly mysterious luminaries from the music scene came together to start the blog. Today, the Minnesota music blog’s ability to put local stars on the international map is so profound that local taste-makers have coined the term “the Reviler.org effect.”
“It was definitely Reviler.org that did it,” said music fan Adam Bubolz. “Those guys are just amazing.” Another music fan, Josh Keller, had this to say: “It was like the Dark Ages for Minnesota Music blogging just a few years ago. Now it’s like the Harlem Rennaisance—except more like Minnesota Music Blogging Renaissance. Thanks, Reviler.org—I don’t know who you guys are, but you’re amazing.”
But enough from Minnesota Music fans. How has Reviler.org also had an effect on the average Joe on the street? “I like Soul Asylum,” said regular guy Will Wlizlo. I also like Reviler.org. Go Minnesota music blogging!”
There you have it. It would seem that absolutely everyone agrees.
What will be next? It’s hard to predict these things, but Reviler.org’s meteoric rise to Minnesota Music blogging fame doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
“One thing we definitely won’t be doing is patting ourselves on the back and saying ‘thanks for being so great’ to ourselves,” said the Reviler.org co-founders in a joint statement.
“For us, “ the statement contintues, “just doing the music blogging is worth it—although we may also throw an annual rock festival that celebrates us in the way that we are sure that everyone agrees we deserve. While we have undoubtedly changed the lives of millions for the better, we aren’t asking anyone to thank us. But you’re welcome.”
Thank you to the wonderful folks at Reviler.org, who are remarkably humble considering their proximity to the epicenter of the Minnesota Blogging Movement. Keep up the great work, guys—you are truly doing God’s work.