Local Punk Rock Band MURF will be playing at the Uptown VFW on Friday, January 10. MURF is a six piece punk outfit based in minneapolis. Its members hail from Iowa, North Carolina, South Dakota and Minnesota. MURF originally began as a venue for vocalist Dan to vent anger towards the police force using Robocop as the inspiration and to get to know his then housemate/MURF guitarist Tom. They recorded several demos, one looping in mutual friend and MURF guitarist Hunter.
A year or so passed and the demos sat until Tom contacted Dan asking if he’d like to play some of the songs live as a one night only performance. Dan was immediately in. Tom then assembled Hunter, Evan and Jeff; who then recruited fellow drummer and Robocop enthusiast, Ira. They performed the one show and since then have been steadily performing, earning a reputation for chaotic, theatrical live shows including confetti, blood, costumes and audience participation.
On their Facebook page, MURF describes the evening – “JOIN US FOR AN APOCALYPTIC EVENING OF SHREDDING, BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS, AND POSSIBLY A PERFORMANCE FROM A CLOWN WE HIRED OFF CRAIG’S LIST NAMED DAVE THE CLOWN TO PERFORM BALLOON PROP COMEDY!!! OH THE HUMANITY!!! ”
Partaking in the mayhem will be fellow shredders: Blue Ox, Cult of Lip and Lot Lizard from Sioux Falls.
Doors open at 9 pm, the show starts at 10 pm.