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McNally Smith Teams with First Avenue,,
Radio K to Deliver Diverse College Music Showcase

In a show of support for area college musicians, McNally Smith is proud to partner with fellow Twin Cities tastemakers First Avenue, and Radio K to present New Music Machine—a showcase spotlighting local artists enrolled in institutions of higher education.

“Colleges of all stripes are a great incubator for musical talent and this event is an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and share them with the larger Twin Cities music community,” says Sean McPherson, Executive Assistant to McNally Smith President Harry Chalmiers and bassist of St. Paul hip-hop institution Heiruspecs.

Taking place on Tuesday, December 4th at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry, the New Music Machine lineup includes Tyy P, Narrow Vines, Fury Things and Eden. Students on this eclectic bill hail from MCAD, IPR, Hamline and Hennepin Tech. Doors open at 8:00 with music starting at 8:30. Cover is $7 or $5 with any student ID.

“A key part of any music scene is the opportunity for new musicians to get an honest assessment of where they are at as artists,” McPherson says. “I benefitted greatly from my experiences at new band nights at the Fine Line, 7th Street Entry and Terminal Bar. With music education being a larger part of the new music scene in the Twin Cities it is important for us to create opportunities for young artists to be heard, celebrated and critiqued. I am honored that a venue as distinguished as First Avenue has opened its doors to young artists to give them a chance to show the community what they have.”

Come out and show your support for the budding, on-campus Twin Cities music talent on display at New Music Machine!

About Tyy P:
Tyy P (Tyler Peters) will be opening the night with his engaging style of rap honed at house parties and Twin Cities venues over the past year. In rap music, Tyy found peace and a productive way to release his emotions after struggling with drug addiction early in his life. He will be joined by members of his new crew, Nation.

About Narrow Vines:
When Chris Kline and Clayton Miles started writing songs in the spring of 2012 they didn’t know they would build a 5-piece powerhouse band behind them. After choosing the name Narrow Vines the group started storming stages across the Twin Cities and beyond to support their EP, Growth.

About Fury Things
Fresh of an opening slot for Twin Cities favorites, BNLX, Fury Things is excited to bring their fuzzed 90s alt-rock sound to the 7th Street Entry stage. The group formed mere months ago but they have already been making waves around town and getting plenty of Soundcloud spins from fans all around the Midwest.

About Eden:
Eden is honored to be returning to the 7th Street Entry after performing a sold out show there approximately a year ago. The group prides themselves on the energy of their live shows and their attention grabbing covers that pepper their original set, including tunes from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and other undiscovered gems of the film world.